Eco-tourism to be developed in Darang, says Pathania

Eco-tourism to be developed in Darang, says Pathania

Forest Minister Rakesh Pathania

Tribune News Service

Mandi, October 4

Forest Minister Rakesh Pathania said Rs 9 crore would be spent on developing eco-tourism in Darang assembly segment of Mandi district. He said that Darang assembly segment is blessed with bounty of nature and there is vast potential for the development eco-tourism. This would create self-employment opportunities for the local youth.

“The state government is making every possible effort to promote eco-tourism in the state so that untouched areas of the state can be developed for tourism purpose,” he added.

He laid the foundation stone of a Trackers’ Hut at Panarsa to be constructed at a cost of Rs 51 lakhs.

He said the area would be developed in collaboration with the tourism department. He said that many schemes were being run by the state government to make youth self-reliant.

The minister announced Rs 30 lakh for the construction of a sports stadium each in the Government College and Government Senior Secondary School, Panarsa.

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