Bhubaneswar/ Nuapada, Mar 11: Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra along with Principal Secretary Water Resources Anu Garg, Collector Swadhadev Singh and other senior officers visited the eco-tourism spot near Patora dam of Nuapada district during early morning hours today.
He looked into the ground level arrangements for tourists there. Specially, the matters relating to tents, security, food, night stay, sanitation and clean environment were reviewed by the Chief Secretary.
Replying to media query during the visit Sri Mahapatra said, ” The spot has been well developed for the tourists. It will attract a large number of tourists from different parts of the country. The local youth will be trained and engaged in upkeep and management of the tourist facilities here”
Further, Mahapatra said that one jetty would be constructed at the water body and boating facilities for tourists would be put in place. The facility would be manned and managed by the local people.
The eco spot would be managed by the community and it would directly add to their income.