75 Eco-Tourism Destinations Are Coming Up Along River Ganga With Village Tours, Jungle safaris And More

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
75 Eco-Tourism Destinations Are Coming Up Along River Ganga With Village Tours, Jungle safaris And More

Travelling on an ecotourism itinerary often includes visiting places where the local flora, fauna, and cultural history are the main draws. The three main aims of ecotourism are personal development, socially responsible tourism, and environmental sustainability. Recent reports say that about 75 destinations along the banks of the holy river Ganga will be soon developed as Eco tourism destinations. These 75 locations will serve as centres for sustainable tourism and economic growth.

Eco-Tourism Destinations in India

By encouraging activities that are site-specific, such as river walks, homestays, biodiversity watch, village tours, jungle safaris, and many other similar activities, this will be accomplished. 26 sites have already become operational in six states along the rivers like Hooghly, Gomati, Chambal, Yamuna and Ganga. Under the Arth Ganga concept of the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), the larger goal of the centre is to provide livelihood. Each location has specific activities assigned to it for this programme, and the availability of local resources and environmental factors has been taken into account. 

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National Mission for Clean Ganga 

Regarding this, the NMCG Director General, G Asok Kumar, stated that this project is a part of the Arth Ganga concept that Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched during the National Ganga Council meeting in Kanpur in 2019. Economic bridges through this project will connect people and ensure sustainability in the efforts put in by the NMCG. NMCG focuses on rejuvenating the tributaries and the Ganga river. Jalaj is specially brought in for livelihood generation. Jalaj is based on the “circular economy” approach, in which locals are encouraged to support biodiversity preservation, a clean river habitat, and training in sustainable livelihood techniques. 

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