PROCEEDINGS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF KARNATAKA

 

    Sub: - Wilderness Tourism Policy to be followed in the forest and

    wildlife areas reg.

 

    Read: - Letter No: B/WaJee/CR-120/2001-02, dated 7/14-3-2003 and

     10/13-10-2003 of the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests

     (Wildlife) Bangalore.

 

    PREAMBLE: -

 

In the meeting of the State Level Advisory Committee of Department of Tourism presided over by the Chief Secretary held on 23-3-2003 discussion was held regarding the facilities to be provided by the Forest Department in implementing the New Tourism Policy for developing wilderness tourism in the forest and wild life areas in the State under the guidelines of National Forest Policy and to formulate rules for eco-tourism in the meeting presided over by the Principal Secretary of Forest, Environment and Ecology and held on 30-7-2003, it was decided to take action to formulate rules and regulations of eco-tourism in the State under guidelines of New Eco-Tourism and Eco-Tourism Policy of the Govt. of India as there are no specific rules and regulations for development of Eco-Tourism in the state. As per the decision taken in the meeting, the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) in the letter read above has forwarded the Wilderness Tourism Policy to be followed in the forest and wildlife areas to the Govt.

 

The Department of Information, Tourism and Youth Services have given their concurrence to the Wilderness Tourism Policy to be followed in the forest and wildlife areas. The Department of Finance has given its concurrence subject to the conditions that the amount required for the development of Wilderness Tourism shall be borne out within the budget provision made to the Department and no additional grant shall be sought for this purpose under any circumstances.

 

The proposal is examined in detail. The Govt. has decided to implement the Wilderness Tourism Policy to be followed in the forest and wildlife areas, hence this order:

 

G. O. No. FEE.60.FPA.2003, Bangalore, Dated 28-8-2004

 

The proposal is examined in detail. The Govt. has accorded sanction to formulate the Wilderness Tourism Policy to be followed in the forest and wildlife areas in the manner provided in the annexure enclosed to this order. It is ordered that the amount required for the development of this Wilderness Tourism Policy shall be borne out within the budget provision made to this Department and no additional grant shall be sought for this under any circumstances.

 

 

By Order and in the name of the

Governor of Karnataka

 Sd/-

(S.R.VATSALA)

Under Secretary to Government

Department of Forest, Environment and Ecology.