‘Clean, Green’ Coal Mines Attract Lakhs Of Tourists In Maharashtra


‘Clean, Green’ Coal Mines Attract Lakhs Of Tourists In Maharashtra

No one expected a coal mine to become a tourist attraction when the Eco-friendly Mine Tourism Circuit at Saoner near Nagpur was opened two years back.

According to official estimates, the footfalls at the Nagpur Eco Park have crossed 1.45 lakh. This number dwarfs the 10,000 footfalls that were registered two years ago, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi had lauded Western Coalfields Ltd (WCL) for developing the Eco-friendly Mine Tourism site.

Inspired by the success of the Nagpur circuit, WCL has started a similar venture at Rajur in Maharashtra’s Yavatmal district. Next in the offing are sites across four more coal mines, this time in Madhya Pradesh. Read More

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