Mah appoints Jungle Lodges

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Mumbai, Nov 11 (UNI) Maharashtra forest department today appointed Karnataka-based Jungle Lodges and Resorts (JLR) as its advisor for the development of ecotourism in the state.

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by state principal chief conservator of forests (wildlife) B Majumdar and JLR managing director N D Tiwari in presence of forest minister Babanrao Pachpute here.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Pachpute said Maharashtra has the potential to develop the ecotourism organisations at Tadoba in Chandrapur and other places. In order to tap the potential of the state by experienced hands, the government had decided to appoint JLR, he said.

JLR, which was floated in 1980 and has 220 rooms at 13 places on Western Ghat at present, has won various awards for ecotourism and was recommended by national and international magazines, Mr Tiwari said.

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