karkatgarh: Development of Karkatgarh Falls as Ecotourism Destination, says Cm | Patna News

Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday asked officials to develop Karkatgarh Falls as an important ecotourism destination in the state.
Accompanied by senior officials from the Departments of Tourism, Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Nitish visited the famous waterfall near the village of Karkatgarh in the Kaimur district on Saturday and gave the concerned officials several instructions to develop the site as a major tourist destination. “A large number of people visit Karkatgarh all year round. For the convenience of tourists and local guests, a canteen and a parking lot should be equipped,” Nitish said.
In addition, the CM asked officials from the Department of Environment, Forests and Climate Change to build a well-furnished guest house in the forest next to the waterfall.
The CM also called for intensive planting of plantations in the nearby areas of the falls. He said the place would see more footsteps if it received positive publicity.
CM also visited the “clay house” and examined the clay paintings. Officials told CM that the dugout would display paintings and other art objects created by local women.
At the crocodile display point, officials informed the CM that the Karkatgarh Falls were a natural habitat for the crocodile. “About 75 crocodiles were counted in the falls in 2016, suggesting that this is the natural habitat of crocodiles. Following this, Kaimur District forestry workers submitted a proposal to the state government to turn the site into a crocodile sanctuary,” a forestry official told TOI on Saturday.
As soon as KM arrived in Karkatgarh, a large number of representatives of local workers and politicians greeted him with bouquets of flowers.


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