MAHARASHTRA ECOTOURISM DEVELOPMENT BOARD - PROGRESS

Mandate of Society

  • Mandate includes  (a) development of tourism infrastructure (b) Nature education and (a) Livelihood creation.
  • Act as nodal agency  for effectively  implementing  Ecotourism policy
  • Promote   a symbiotic relationship among stake holders
  • Build the capacities of the stake holders
  • Facilitate development & Management  of appropriate infrastructure at potential sites for housing/visits /nature education
  • Promote optimal utilization of  resources through certification /marketing /monitoring/impact assessment/regulation
  • Support resource managers in visitor management
  • Submit proposals to  Government for  streamlining  Policy, legal, procedural framework
  • To act in coordination with MTDC to effectively tap the tourism potential of forest areas.

The strategy

  • Supply is limited by Carrying Capacity
  • Tiger (Wild Life ) tourism in demand
  • Potential is high –tap sustainably
  • Emphasis on Nature Education (students/youth)
  • Gradually shift  from Tiger tourism to Eco-Tourism
  • Holistic   Destination Development
  •  Integration of Conservation with livelihoods by expanding activities beyond tourism
  • Identification of sites and preparation of a state plan.

TOURISM & ECO-TOURISM OUTLAY & EXPENDITURE 2009-10 TO 2016-17 (DISTRICT & STATE SCHEMES) Rs. in lakhs

SR.NO. YEAR BUDGETED OUTLAY EXPENDITURE
1 2009-10 3135 3079
2 2010-11 2355 3033
3 2011-12 6295 6185
4 2012-13 4830 4583
5 2013-14 3952 5153
6 2014-15 7197 6979
7 2015-16 8167 6113
8. 2016-17 5675 Current Year

Action Plan for the year 2016-17

  • Office Building
  • Study of Good Practices in neighboring states
  • Preparation of Vision Document
  • Development of criterion of site selection.
  • Workshops for promoting ecotourism related employment.
  • Appointment of Architects / Consultants
  • Guides Training
  • Website Development
  • Consolidation / Completion of Ongoing Projects
  • Circuit Development initiation

Functioning of Ecotourism Board

  • Staff position as on today (DFO, Chief Acct, Acct, Steno, Driver)
  • First Executive Committee Meeting held on 10th May, 2016
  • Second Executive Committee meeting held on 20th August, 2016. In this meeting 8 project reports were approved
  • Guide training with the help of BNHS and Pench tiger reserve held in Nagulwadi Range from 16th Sep to 26th Sep for 45 guides is being held. Annual plan for the guides training will be put up for approval in the next Ex. committee meeting.
  • Proposed Procedural changes regarding Approval of Eco Tourism Projects and fund flow. Proposal submitted to Govt. 17.5.16 and  18.8.16.

Proposals submitted to government (PAs)

Circle Name of the Project Total cost      (in lacs) Amount for 2018-19 (in lacs)
Tiger Reserve MTR 2409.00 116.09
  TATR 6069.84 280.00

1733.66

  NNTR 5510.90 132.73
  PTR 1016.75 144.40
  BTR 423.75 25.00
  STR 6235.00 39.739
APCCF (WL) East Katepurna WLS 429.60 16.91
  Dnyanganga WLS 324.11 12.50
  UK WLS 718.10 34.66
  Tipeshwar WLS 198.45 80.00
  Chaprala WLS 230.00 15.00
Circle Name of the

Project

Total cost      (in lacs) Amount for 2016-17 (in lacs)
APCCF (WL) West Maldhok WLS 339.00 20.00
  Tansa WLS 502.12 23.02
  Phansad WLS 169.02 38.25
  Karnala WLS 222.95 34.76
  Radhanagari WLS 3000.00 88.61
  SGNP 19,105.36 197.67
  Yawal WLS 507.80 26.17
  Anerdam WLS 88.95 1.50
  Nandur Madhmeshwar WLS 170.70 9.07
  Kalsubai WLS 672.06 37.23
  Naigaon Mayur WLS 128.40 11.66

Proposals submitted to government (Non-PA)

Circle Name of the Project Total cost      (in lacs) Amount projected for 2016-17 (in lacs)
CCF (T) Pune Shri. Kanifnath Mandir 407.09 20.15
  Balodyan Mauze Bholawade 212.30 40.68
  Wagh Donger Forest Park 371.17 1.90
  Mauze Bhamburda Warje 235.78 50.02 & 25.65
  Bhambewadi Datta Mandir 148.92 19.55
  Jejuri 1010.36 45.39
  Malshiraj 311.09 26.62
CCF (T) A’bad Datta Mandir , Biloli 436.76 127.85
  Mauze Jintur Nemgiri 431.21 60.34
  Medicianal Garden, A’bad 70.18 12.86
  Sarola 168.93 1.35
CCF(T) Yavatmal Forest Park, Jamb 578.58 141.52
  Pohradevi 499.99 186.88
  Dhamangaon dev 353.92 74.33
  Deulgaon (Walsa) 416.18 102.58
Circle Name of the Project Total cost      (in lacs) Amount projected for 2016-17 (in lacs)
CCF (T)  Kolhapur Tabak Udyan 265.09 29.18
CCF (T) Nagpur Ambazari Forest Park 332.60 137.97
CCF (T) Dhule Landorkhori 193.40 32.37
  Pimpalkher 412.02 100.72
  Thanepada 98.03 27.89
CCF (T) Chandrapur Uthalpeth (Gaimukh) 208.88 25.97 (New item)

New proposals sanctioned by Exe.Committee (Non-PAs)

Circle Name of the Project Project period Total cost      (in lacs)
CCF(WL) Pune Bhorgiri Fort 2016-17 to 2018-19 366.33
CCF (T) A’Bad Yeldari Ecotourism Centre 2016-17 to 2020-21 559.15
CCF(T) Thane Wafa Ecotourism Centre 2016-17 to 2018-19 48.59
  Aajoba Ecotourism Centre 2016-17 35.96
CCF (T) Gadchiroli Wardham Fassil Park 2016-17 83.75

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