The minister said the forest and wildlife department has a crucial role to play at a time when the state is facing serious ecological issues.
“The government is taking steps to ensure ecological conservation as well as take measures to provide financial strength to the state.
Neyyar dam has tremendous potential in the tourism sector.
The government is undertaking measures to convert the tourism sector as the major revenue resource.
Talks are on to formulate a tourism circle interlinking hilly ranges and Neyyar dam is being given priority,” he said.
Ecotourism centres are the results of the government’s initiative aimed at participatory forest conservation which is helpful for the forest, the wildlife and community dependent on forests.
Kombai tourism spot has been named Nestler’s harbour while Vettumurichakon and Kottamanpuram are named as Snug Haven and Citadel respectively.
Night stay in the forest, food, boating, bird observation, trekking are included in the package.