Jungle Lodges & Resorts Ltd
Signing of MOU between JUNGLE LODGES & RESORTS LTD. & GOVT. OF ANDAMAN & NICOBAR
The Govt. of Andaman & Nicobar is consulting the state owned Jungle Lodges & Resorts Ltd. (JLR) to set up its own ecotourism facility. Today, JLR has signed an MoU with the Govt. of Andaman & Nicobar. Mr. N.D.Tiwari IFS, Managing Director representing JLR and Mr. S.S.Choudhury IFS., PCCF representing Govt. of Andaman & Nicobar have signed the agreement in the presence of Mr. K.Jyothiramalingam IAS, Principal Secretary, Dept. of Kannada, Culture, Information and Tourism Department, government of Karnataka. Jungle Lodges & Resorts Ltd. has been operating successfully in the space of wildlife and eco-tourism for close to 3 decades now. The company has expanded from 1 resort in 1980 to a chain of 12 resorts as on date. Apart from the routine operations, JLR is involved a variety of other activities related to wildlife and eco-tourism. This includes the conduct of workshops for IFS officers from across the country, workshops for naturalists and consulting for other state governments on aspects of eco-tourism. JLR has now completed consulting for the Governments of Orissa and J&K while the project for the Govt. of Maharashtra is underway. The latest feather in the cap of JLR is the signing of a MoU with the Govt. of Andaman & Nicobar. As part of the consultancy the Eco-tourism potential of Andaman & Nicobar Islands will be explored. Also, the development of eco-tourism in the area will be facilitated. Besides, a plan will be prepared for development and management of eco-infrastructure and eco-lodge management. Matters pertaining to Marketing and Development of organizational structure for ecotourism in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands will be looked into.