Odisha government has decided to promote coastal tourism after its success in attracting visitors to the eco projects.
Tourism ministry has approved the coastal tourism circuit for the state, Odisha government would develop certain beaches like Gopalpur, Tampara, Barkul and Satapada.
This decision was taken at the Tourism Advisory Committee meeting held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary A P Padhi.
Padhi directed the tourism department to work out a structured trip package for various eco-tourism spots in Odisha.
Padhi also asked the department to involve local people in management of hospitality and accommodation centers in eco-tourist spots through proper training and motivation.