Funding has been granted in principle to transform Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary in northern India to attract eco-tourists keen on safari holidays.
The Indian government will now consider a range of proposals for the site, which include a tourist reception, canteen and library.
Years of effort have gone into developing Katarniaghat as an eco-tourism centre - and now the beautification of the area is finally included in the state budget.
If given the green light, the two ranges of buffer zone of Katarniaghat would be developed for visitors.
Katarniaghat reserved forest area adjoins the Nepal border and has six ranges spread across 551 square meters.
The forest boasts a vast range of wildlife including tigers, leopards, elephants, deer and cheetal (black buck), as well as featuring the Gerua and Kaudiayala rivers of Nepal which flow through it.
Its fragile ecosystem comprises a mesmerising mosaic of Sal and Teak forests, lush grasslands, steaming swamps and wetlands - making it a perfect holiday destination for eco-friendly tourists.
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