To attract more visitors to Odisha, the state government on Tuesday approved an action plan to develop 30 eco-tourism spots.
The plan for 2016-17 fiscal with an estimated cost of Rs 21 crore was approved in the eco-tourism board meeting here, presided over by Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi.
Padhi advised the Forests and Environment Department to create more employment opportunities for local youths through these projects.
The chief secretary further advised the department to publicize the spots through tour operators, tour websites, and hoteliers in national and international forums.
Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Sidhant Das said that the booking for nature-tourism spots have been made online through the website www.ecotourodisha.com.