Carbon free tourism project launched in Majuli

Guwahati
5 Nov 2017

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal today rolled out a carbon free tourism project in the world's largest river island Majuli. The project 'Majuli Sustainable Tourism Development Project' is aimed at encouraging a carbon free tourism experience in the island along with creating an environment protocol for the tourism industry, an official release said. Sonowal launched the ambitious sustainable tourism project at a function in Majuli this morning. "As part of the project, Sonowal launched modern orange cycle tours resembling the colour of the magnificent sun set in the island to add a new dimension to carbon free travel experience in Majuli. "These cycles will be up for rent for the tourists from the circuit house campus itself," the statement said. Initially, 30 orange cycles high-end BTWIN rockrider cycles with gear will be put in service. The project also envisages different levels of interventions, starting from promoting carbon free travel to capacity building programmes and creating environment protocol for tourism industry to act as catalyst in funding for women and indigenous communities. The project is a joint initiative between Assam Tourism Development Corporation and the NGO Root Bridge Foundation.