Published on : Saturday, February 6, 2021
The Solan district administration will make a plan in coordination with the wildlife wing of the Forest Department for bringing famous Renuka Lake on the world tourism map.
Deputy Commissioner, Sirmaur, RK Pruthi, said this while commemorating World Wetland Day at Renukaji. He said that since various programmes are being held to celebrate 50 years of Statehood, year-long celebrations would be held at this wetland to develop it as a major tourist attraction center. A detailed plan would be made by April 15.
“Steps will be initiated to develop it into a major pilgrimage centre, given its historical background. Various departments like Nehru Yuva Kendra, Yuvak Mandals and residents of nearby panchayats will be roped in for its cleaning and desilting. The water quality will also be regularly tested and large-scale saplings be planted in its vicinity to enhance its flora and fauna,” said Pruthi.
Divisional Forest Officer, wildlife, Krishan Kumar, said that their focus is to create a plan for developing the Renuka wetland. The department is also aiming to conserve wildlife which includes winged visitors as well as animals and birds housed in the Renuka zoo.