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Tourism Promotion at Coastal Areas

Development of Eco-tourism in Sagar Island

Sagar Island has immense potential for planned eco-tourism destination. If this potential is realized through development of infra-structural facilities compatible with its surroundings there will be increase in the volume of quality tourists throughout the year apart from mass pilgrimage tourism during the Makar Sankranti mela. This will create a positive impact on the socio-economic status of the locality. The local people, be they skilled or un-skilled labour, small shop keepers and people engaged in providing transport and other services will get the opportunity to earn more as the money spent for development of infrastructure facilities and also by the tourists will create a multiplier effect on the local economy.

The Kapil Muni temple complex and its surroundings have been identified for creation of eco-tourism facilities. Three different sites have been selected for creation of tourism products/facilities compatible with ecological, mythological and cultural heritage of Kapil Muni Temple Complex in Sagar Island.

Site No. 1 representing Kapil Muni Temple Complex (30 km from Kachuberia) will provide the following pilgrim tourist facilities/infrastructure in the vicinity of the existing temple complex.

  • nat mandira covered space outside the temple proper to be constructed for the pilgrims to gather, wait for offering puja and chanting religious songs
  • dala arcade consisting of covered stalls to be constructed adjacent to the temple complex in order to relocate present stall owners selling materials for offering puja from shops lying haphazardly in the temple complex
  • change rooms – new facilities to be created for tourist conveniences before/after sea bath
  • medical centre – new facilities offering emergency medical help
  • toilet block – new facilities for improving better sanitary condition around the temple complex

About 35.8 acres of government land is currently available that is proposed to be part utilized for the above purposes.

Site No.2 – Development of Eco-tourism centre consisting of the following eco-tourism products/facilities is proposed to be created on the west side of the existing windmill campus.

  • meditation centre
  • Kapil muni mythological interpretation centre
  • bio-diversity interpretation centre
  • marine aquarium-cum museum
  • green house
  • toilet block

About 16 acres government land is available near the windmill campus to accommodate these facilities

In both the sites, the following support services have been planned:

  • road network
  • water supply system
  • sewage disposal system
  • solid waste management system
  • landscaping

Site No. 3 – Development of the following eco-tourism products/facilities is proposed to be created in the campus of the mangrove interpretation centre-cum-women bio-technology centre – Centre for Arts and crafts.

  • handicraft centre – for promoting local handicraft items
  • folk entertainment centre – for promoting local folk music and dance
  • development of the existing pond with lighting and benches
  • construction of a toilet block
  • landscaping

About 4 acres of government land is available that can be utilized for this purpose.

The cost estimate for implementation of the component is Rs 3684.30 lakhs with the following items:

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Kapil Muni Temple Complex


Sagar  eco-tourism centre


Centre for arts  and crafts




Electrical works




Goods and equipment


Project Implementation and O & M for 5 years inclusive of  M & E

Sundarban Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (SIDCL) a state government undertaking under the administrative control of the Department of Sundarban Affairs, Government of West Bengal is the Project Implementing Agency (PIA) of this component of SPR.