Tourism Ministry Conducts Training in Bhitarkanika National Park

  • Ministry of Tourism (MoT) in collaboration with Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC).
  • Launched the fourth training program.
  • Under the Amrit Dharohar Capacity Building Scheme.
  • For local community members, boat owners, and Forest department officials of Bhitarkanika National Park.

Key Highlights:

  • Two training programs of 15 days each: Alternative Livelihood Program (ALP) and Paryatan Navik Certificate (PNC).
  • With the help of the Odisha State Wetlands Authority (OSWA) and Mangrove Forest Division, Rajnagar.
  • A total of 60 participants (30 for each course) were identified from the local communities in and around Bhitarkanika.
  • To impart training and certify them as nature guides.

Background Government Sites Under 1st Phase:

  • Enhancing livelihood opportunities for local communities through harnessing the nature-tourism potential of the Ramsar Sites in India.
  • Under the Amrit Dharohar Initiative of the MoEF&CC.
  • Sultanpur National Park
  • Sirpur wetland
  • Yashwant Sagar
  • Bhitarkanika National ParkĀ 
  • Chilika Lake.
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