Safari park could boost hinterland tourism: Deviya

Times of India | 4 months ago | 19-07-2022 | 04:33 am

Safari park could boost hinterland tourism: Deviya

Porvorim: BJP’s Poriem MLA Deviya Rane on Monday suggested that the state should develop a safari park in one of the five wildlife sanctuaries to promote hinterland tourism. “Haryana is coming up with the world’s largest park, the Aravali Safari Park. Similar parks can be developed in Goa. It will promote hinterland tourism as well as create job opportunities for locals,” Rane said as the House discussed demands on forests on Monday. She added that the forest ministry should ensure that funds given by the Centre under various schemes are availed for the development of forests. “We have got five wildlife sanctuaries, but we don’t see locals visiting them due to lack of facilities. We have not developed our wildlife sanctuaries as done by other states,” said Rane. She also called for clarity on villages that have been listed as eco-sensitive zones under a recently issued draft notification. Quepem MLA Altone D’Costa demanded that harassment of people from the ST community in his constituency who cultivate in forested areas, be stopped. Benaulim MLA Venzy Viegas urged the government that where felling of trees was concerned, officials should communicate their decision soon after permission for the activity is sought. Calangute MLA Michael Lobo sought to know if trees that had been felled for projects were replaced in other areas, and if records of this were maintained.

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