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District admin to step up Muttal tourism promotion effort


Salem January 4

Salem Distrct Collector Rohini.R who visited Aanaivadi Mutta waterfalls and lake near Attur on Wednessday said that the District Administration has taken keen interest to promote the place as a favored tourist destination.

The Attur Forest Department had been working on developing eco tourism in Muttal water falls for over five years. With tourists inflow on a steady rise the Muttal Lake nearby is also getting noticed. According to official estimates, nearly 2000 persons visit the place on weekends.

The two spots have now come under the District Administration’s recent initiatives for tourism promotion. On her visit to the area on Wednessday, the Collector viewed various scenic spots and took stock the current facilities for tourists.

The collector said that steps will be taken to increase the tourist inflow to the place by improving amenities. In the first phase, the 3.5 road from Kallantham to Muttal will be upgraded at a cost of Rs 1.6 crore. Huts will be put up for tourists' stay and the road facility will be provided from the lake to the water front at a cost of Rs 2 crore. Drinking water and toilet facilities will be made and steps will be taken for continual work on keeping the area clean said the Collector.

District Forest Officer, Attur Division, Periyasamy, Attur Revenue Division Officer M.Selvam were among those present during the Collector’s visit. Photo caption- Salem Collector Rohini.R take a ook at one of the scenic spot in Anaiwadi Muttal near Attur on Wednessday.


(Centre for Community Media)