NEW DELHI, Nov 16 (IANS): The Doyang lake in Nagaland would be developed as an eco-tourism spot for bird-watchers, union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday.
"The Centre will soon develop the Doyang Lake area as an eco-tourism spot for bird-watchers across the world who will get to record rare sighting of Amur Falcons, which come to roost every year at the lake during their migration from Mongolia to South Africa," Javadekar said.
Javadekar, who is the first union environment minister to visit Doyang hydroelectric project in Nagaland, said Doyang had over the years become a famous bird watching zone.
"Today, the world has recognized Pangti village in Nagaland as the world's Amur Falcon capital, as more than one million birds can be seen flocking there. It is a very rare and exciting sight," he said.
He said the Centre and state government would jointly take steps to promote infrastructure and eco-tourism in the entire Amur Falcon area.