Eco-Tourism
ECO-TOURISM IN SUNDARBAN TIGER RESERVE:
Sundarban has always been alluring to the tourists who come here to enjoy the scenic beauty of the pristine mangrove forests. Since inception of Tiger Reserve there has been a steady increase of visitors to the area. The tourists entering the Tiger Reserve have to take a permit after paying the entry fees. Presently, the entry of the tourists is restricted mainly within the Buffer area. Near about 35% tourist inflow increases than last year which have created huge pressure on Biodiversity.

Tourists Visiting The Area:

YEAR

 

 

 

No. of Tourists (per entry point)
[including Crew Member]

TOTAL

 

 

 

Indian

Foreigner

Canning
(Hqr. Range)

 

 

Sonakhali
[NP(E) Range

Sajnekhali (ET Range)

Basirfat Range

Gosaba
Range

Total

Canning
(Hqr. Range)

Sonakhali
[NP(E) Range

Sajnekhali (ET Range)

Basirhat Range

Gosaba
Range

Total

2003-04

  9,380

     749

32,909

2,030

      -

   59,225

-

   339

   297

-

-

  636

   59,861

2004-05

11,208

  1,665

31,376

2,337

-

   51,032

 16

   350

   697

-

-

1,063

   52,095

2005-06

13,633

  2,081

39,200

5,303

-

   63,158

-

   286

   463

-

-

  749

   63,907

2006-07

15,691

  2,771

58,406

4,654

-

   86,908

-

   447

1,218

-

-

1,665

   88,573

2007-08

15,926

10,279

55,472

3,037

-

   84,714

 54

   551

1,476

-

-

2,081

   86,795

2008-09

18,949

16,147

79,029

3,599

-

1,17,724

 52

1,136

1,581

2

-

2,771

1,20,495

2009-10

11,371

13,973

44,849

4,893

11,887

   86,973

 19

   333

2,431

8

 76

2,867

   89,840

2010-11

  5,250

21,280

58,460

2,493

  4,098

    91,581

145

   197

2,411

-

248

3,001

   94,582

2011-12

  7,166

28,448

 79,393

5,060

  4,079

1,24,146

197

   174

2,827

4

216

3,418

1,27,564

2012-13

6242

31253

90956

11081

0

1,39,532

102

96

3255

8

0

3,461

1,42,993

2013-14

2811

30945

95398

24965

0

1,54,119

123

157

3316

42

0

3,638

1,57,757

2014-15

1964

31894

121387

15226

0

1,70,471

156

129

3479

21

0

3785

1,74,256


Total Revenue Earned From Eco-Tourism:

Year

                                                Tourism Revenue
                                                       (in Rs.)

Total Revenue

Canning, Hqr. Range
(for Boat/Launch License)

Sonakhali,
NP(E) Range

Gosaba
NP(E) Range

Sajnekhali
Eco-tourism Range

Basirhat Range

2005-06

7,47,365.00

2,57,705.00

-

12,74,461.00

1,53,635.00

24,33,166.00

2006-07

6,65,170.00

3,56,045.00

-

17,80,235.00

1,77,535.00

29,78,985.00

2007-08

9,94,006.00

4,36,860.00

-

18,02,470.00

1,16,902.00

33,50,238.00

2008-09

8,07,945.00

6,86,625.00

-

25,71,320.00

   73,425.00

63,29,223.00

2009-10

5,15,145.00

5,30,345.00

2,53,295.00

20,25,895.00

1,08,170.00

34,32,848.00

2010-11

2,41,934.00

9,65,130.00

2,18,685.00

22,78,905.00

1,09,400.00

38,14,054.00

2011-12

5,10,085.00

19,86,715.00

3,19,009.00

51,95,290.00

3,49,785.00

83,60,884.00

2012-13

5,71,590.00

27,03,545.00

0

77,67,004.00

7,30,000.00

1,17,72,139.00

2013-14

3,23,890.00

32,03,800.00

0

95,15,090.00

10,32,790.00

1,40,75,570.00

2014-15

3,51,660.00

34,16,300.00

0

1,30,19,060.00

15,00,680.00

1,82,87,700.00


25% of total revenue was meant for JFMC benefit sharing. Twenty one(21)  JFMC were distributed total Rs 52,10,206  during this financial year.
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