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Mizoram drafts Eco-tourism policy

By The Assam Tribune

AIZAWL, Nov 4 - Mizoram Eco-tourism Policy has been drafted by the State Government to promote eco-tourism in the State, Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Lalrinmawia Ralte said today.

Addressing ruling Congress party workers at Congress Bhavan here, Ralte said that the State being a hot spot of biodiversity, eco-tourism policy would seek to turn it into a tourist destination for flora and fauna.

He said that a committee to review the Mizoram Banboo Policy of 2002 was constituted as the policy was thought to be obsolete and a Detailed Project Report (DPR) amounting to Rs 360 crore as a first phase project for promotion of bamboo resources in the State would soon be submitted after detailed discussion with NITI Aayog.

The Wood-based Industries (Establishment and Regulation) Guidelines, 2016 was recently published handing over the authority on felling of trees to the State Government, he said, adding that the new guidelines would benefit people engaged in timber trade. � PTI

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Mizoram drafts Eco-tourism policy

AIZAWL, Nov 4 - Mizoram Eco-tourism Policy has been drafted by the State Government to promote eco-tourism in the State, Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Lalrinmawia Ralte said today.

Addressing ruling Congress party workers at Congress Bhavan here, Ralte said that the State being a hot spot of biodiversity, eco-tourism policy would seek to turn it into a tourist destination for flora and fauna.

He said that a committee to review the Mizoram Banboo Policy of 2002 was constituted as the policy was thought to be obsolete and a Detailed Project Report (DPR) amounting to Rs 360 crore as a first phase project for promotion of bamboo resources in the State would soon be submitted after detailed discussion with NITI Aayog.

The Wood-based Industries (Establishment and Regulation) Guidelines, 2016 was recently published handing over the authority on felling of trees to the State Government, he said, adding that the new guidelines would benefit people engaged in timber trade. � PTI