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In a first, an Odisha village earns Rs 1 cr from community tourism project

In 2018-19, Badmul raked in Rs 1.3 crore from eco-tourism, bolstered by 3000 visitors, 20 per cent of whom were foreign tourists

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Badmul

Jayajit Dash Bhubaneswar
Badmul, a remote village nestled in Odisha's famed Satkosia forest reserve, is not well known as a tourist hotspot. However, an eco-tourism project launched there by the state government in 2016 and driven by community participation, has turned the village into the highest revenue grosser when compared to other community-based projects in the country.

In 2018-19, Badmul raked in Rs 1.3 crore from eco-tourism, bolstered by 3000 visitors, 20 per cent of whom were foreign tourists from Germany, France and Britain. 

“This is the highest ever earning recorded by a village in the country from any community-based project. Odisha's eco-tourism

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First Published: Mar 28 2019 | 8:14 PM IST

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