PANJIM: Goa Forest Development Corporation (GFDC) chairperson and MLA Deviya Rane has disclosed her plans to develop and promote the remotest Surla village in Sattari taluka as a hill station of the State, as part of hinterland tourism.
Stating that there is ample scope to introduce various hinterland tourism-related projects in Surla, Rane said that she intends to bring many tourism-related projects to the village and promote different waterfalls situated across the taluka.
“During a discussion of Demands for Grants for Tourism, I had raised these issues and had urged the government to develop waterfalls where water rafting and trekking is taking place in Sattari taluka,” she said.
Referring to the people littering the places and the recent deaths of two youth due to drowning, Rane said that at least two lifeguards will be deployed and the dustbin and bio-toilet facilities will be provided near the waterfalls. She also added that police patrolling will be increased near the waterfalls.
Earlier, Rane met architect Tallulah D’Silva and her team where they shared their valuable suggestions on the maintenance of forest sites and decided to work together to implement the same.
“In our concerted efforts to build a sustainable future, it is vital we bring about the necessary change. As GFDC chairperson, it is my mission to ensure the Corporation makes great strides and provides quality service to whoever visits the forest areas and sites in Goa,” Rane said adding that she has assured her total support on behalf of the GFDC.