31 Aug

State Forest Development Corporation to boost ecotourism

first_imgKolkata: The West Bengal Forest Development Corporation (WBFDC) is taking a slew of measures for the development of eco-tourism in the state and at the same time will be incorporating as many as 15 eco-tourism centres spread across the state in its booking portal from January 2019.”We have chalked out an elaborate plan to promote ecotourism and also giving a major overhaul to infrastructure development in areas where we have our eco-resorts,” said Ravinder Pall Saini, managing director, WBFDC. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIt may be mentioned that the WBFDC currently runs eco-tourism resorts in 19 locations of which 13 are located in North Bengal and six in South Bengal. In north Bengal, the WBFDC has nature resorts at Jaldhaka, Murti, Paren, Rasikbil, Suntalekhola, Loleygaon, Lava, Kalimpong, Mongpong, Samsing, Barodabri, Rajabhatkhawa and Lepchajagat, while South Bengal has resorts at Garpanchakot, Mukutmanipur, Jhargram, Lodhashuli, Tajpur and Garchumuk. The WBFDC in coordination with the state Tourism department is also working on developing home stay tourism in Bengal. From January 2019, we will be gradually bringing as many as 15 eco-tourism centres on our booking portal that includes Hatibari in Jhargram, Susunia in Bankura, Chatakpur in Darjeeling, Panjhore in Gorumara, Mendabari under Jaldapara National Park, Nemati under Buxa Tiger Reserve, Bonnie in the Sunderbans to name a few. It may be mentioned that all the 19 resorts under the WBFDC has online Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedbooking facilities The WBFDC will be taking up thematic development of various sites and will set up watch towers wherever there will be availability of space. “We are also making arrangements for live demonstration for tourists regarding zoos, arboretum, bambusetum, orchidarium to develop awareness. We want to spread the message that an eco-resort is not like a conventional hotel and they have to adhere to certain rules while staying in it,” a senior official of the WBFDC said. The tourist amenities that are being provided include waiting lounges, reception centre, exhibition of local cultural activities and a scientific plan for solid waste management. “A blend of natural surrounding and local traditional style will be put in place while creating accommodation,” the official added.The general principles that will be followed include — use of indigenous and ecologically sustainable resources for tourist accomplishments and most importantly working for economic welfare and improved livelihood for local villagers. It may be mentioned that the WBFDC has roped in some local villagers from Panijhora to work at its Murti Resort in Dooars. According to a senior WBFDC official, these villagers not only do cooking and other activities for tourists but also guide them about the best time for animal sighting during jungle safaris.last_img read more

31 Aug

Look fresh yet glamorous during summer

first_imgWith the mercury refusing to climb down, toss away your dark and dramatic make-up palette. Less is more, opt for a subtle yet bold look, say experts.Casual day out with friends: You would need to keep your make-up natural and light. The idea is to look effortless yet glamorous. So the best way to embrace the summer vibe would be to refrain from using too much liquid make-up. Instead, just dab on a semi matte stick concealer and you are good to go. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfFor bright, sunny brunches: You want to look glowing, fresh and contoured in the photographs. So here is how you can take your pictures to the next level. Simply apply a light shimmery blush in peach or pink undertones over the apples of your cheeks, across the bridge of your nose, and on your temple.For the summer dance parties: There can be a lot of rules for party make-up but the best way is to keep it minimal. Blend a touch of highlighter and apply it on top of the cheekbones and brow bones and down the bridge of the nose. The cream-based shimmer can also be used to illuminate the face and the shoulders. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveMake your lips summer ready: Summer is the time when you drink lots of fluids. You would neither want to leave lipstick on every glass at restaurants and pubs or let the heat make your lipstick bleed. It will be only wise to use a lip liner before applying any lipstick as it controls the chances of bleeding. So, pick a lip liner of the same colour of the lipstick you are going to use. Try the lip pencils that are smooth enough to define, enhance and complement any colour of lipstick or gloss. Use SPF-based make-up: It is important to protect your skin from dryness, tanning and premature ageing, especially during summer. Make-up with SPF content in it will shield your skin from the heat outside and will make you look gorgeous in summer without compromising with the health of your skin.Wear waterproof make-up: The most annoying thing about summer is the constant sweating which ruins your make-up. Either the make-up starts coming off or starts cracking altogether. Waterproof make-up stands out as the ultimate saviour. Not only is it light on your skin but is long lasting as well.Ditch the shimmer, go for natural look: Natural look is the most convenient and apt look for summer. It saves people from applying heavy foundation on the face and helps to get sun-kissed look with just a concealer, blush and highlighter.Blotting papers to the rescue: To get rid of sticky summer skin, use blotting papers to soak up moisture and get the fresh look.last_img read more