Declaration of Uttar Pradesh ecoturism policy 2014
1. Realising the potential of ecotourism
In employment generation, environmental regeneration, development of of remote areas
and development of women and other disadvantaged groups in the country, besides
promoting social integration Government of Uttar Pradesh declared Uttar Pradesh
Ecotourism Policy 2014 vide its order No.3251/14-4-2014/509/2013 T.C dated 07-08-2014.
2. Constitution of Ecotourism Policy Implementation and Monitoring Committee
Government of Uttar Pradesh constituted a committee under the chairmanship of Chief
Secretary of the state for implementation and Monitoring of Uttar Pradesh Ecotourism
policy vide its order 3575/14-4-2014 Lucknow dated 30-09-2014. Principal Secretaries/Secretaries
of Finance, Tourism, PWD, Irrigation, Social Welfare, Planning, Non- Conventional
Energy, Culture, Forest, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Principal Chief
Conservator of Wildlife are the members and managing Director U.P Forest Corporation
is the member Secretary of the Committee.
3. Nodal agency
Government of Uttar Pradesh vide its order 1663/14-4-2013-509/2013 Lucknow dated
29 -08-2013 nominated Uttar Pradesh Forest corporation as Nodal Unit/Agency for
implementation of Ecotourism related activities including planning, formulation
and implementation of ecotourism projects.
4. Identification of ecotourism Circuits and Destinations
In the first phase, for the development of infrastructure and facilities for the
tourists 9 ecotourism circuits have been created to connect 34 eco tourism destinations
in the state.
5. Development and creation of Infrastructure and tourist facilities
New infrastructure development and creation of facilities for tourists like Nature
trail, Cycling, Nature interpretation centre, Audio-visual facilities have been
initiated at Motipur and Kakraha forest sites of katerniaghat wild life division
in Baharaich District. An amount of Rs.1.62 crores has been sanctioned by Governing
body of U.P Forest corporation for the year 2014-15.
For the promotion of ecotourism in the state, an ecotourism promotional film is
being developed by U.P Forest Corporation. The short Duration film highlights the
importance and characteristic of each potential ecotourism site.
7. Capacity Building
For successful implementation of ecotourism policy and sustainability of ecotourism
in the state, Capacity building of the stake holders has been initiated. Capacity
building for 30 members of 13 JFM/EDC in the field of house keeping, Cooking& Baking,
nature Guide, accountancy has been undertaken at Kanshiram Institute of Tourism
8. Initiation of Visits to Tourism Sites and development of Packages
U.P Forest Corporation initiated Day Visit Programmes to Nawabganj Sandi,Samaspur
Bird Sanctuaries and night stay Packages to Katerniaghat Wid Life Sanctuary Baharaich.