Uttar Pradesh Ecotourism policy (2014) is based on the following principles
Uttar Pradesh Ecotourism policy (2014) is based on the following principles:-
1.Legal Framework: All ecotourism activities are to be in conformity with
the spirit of existing environmental laws of the country, the wild Life(Protection
) Act,a1972,the Forest(Conservation )Act,1980,the Environment (Protection)Act,1986
and the Environment(Protection)Rules,1986 and notifications issued under it for
eco-sensitive zones and guidelines of National Tiger Conservation Authority, Ministry
of Environment&Forests, Management Plan prescriptions and Guidelines issued by Government
of India and Uttar Pradesh.
1.1- Ecotourism- Promotion acitivities in the state will be carried out according
to the provisions of Zamindari abolition and land reforms Act, 1950 and other related
1.2 Ecotourism- Related activities will sbe carried out in accordance with
Environmental rules/acts, orders of Hon'ble Supreme court/High court and National
1.3 Ecotourism-Conservation Centric: Ecotourism plan for forest areas and
nearby tourist destinations will be conservation centric and will be part of the
working plan of the concerned forest division and management plan of the Protected
Areas prepared according to the guidelines issued by the National tiger Conservation
1.4 Ecotourism- Community based: Emphasis will be on active participation
of local communities and improving their economic conditions. The type and scale
of ecotourism activities will be in consonance with environment and socio-cultural
characteristic of the communities.
1.5Ecotourism-Capacity Building : Capacity of the local communities and government
institutions will be strengthened and developed for responsible and sustainable
tourism through training in cultural heritage interpretation, hospitality, communication
Eco-friendly infrastructure development: Emphasis will on Creation and Development
of eco-friendly infrastructure at tourit destinations.
Creation of environmental awareness among all sections and age groups will be a
Multi stakeholder partenership will be key principle in promotion of ecotourism
5. Ecotourism- Marketing
Marketing Strategies based on market survey and analysis with use of electronic,
print media will be developed for each ecotourism destination.