PANAJI: Forest Minister Vishwajit Rane, the state government is preparing to create “waterfall circuits” in the forest by taking the help of local people.
“In the forest region of the coastal state, where many visitors from neighbouring states travel to explore the hinterland, there are many monsoon-induced waterfalls, and the government has decided to set up “waterfall circuits” given the popularity of these waterfalls,” Rane said.
He further said that the Forest Department, in collaboration with Goa Forest Development Corporation Ltd (GFDC), is planning to develop waterfall circuits in the forest areas with local people’s involvement to increase the Goa hinterland’s popularity.
The application for approval of this project is already underway and is intended to provide nature lovers with the opportunity to discover and explore breathtaking, majestic, pristine and adventurous waterfalls in the picturesque landscapes of the Western Ghats, Rane said.
“The proposal includes basic eco-friendly logistical amenities, mandatory safety precautions and expertly guided guest tours.
Tourists will also be accompanied by medical professionals in case they sustain minor injuries. In addition, these trails will create employment opportunities for our youth right at their doorstep,” he said.