Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary sees record tourist footfall
Sambalpur: Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary has recorded a footfall of over 16,000 tourists in 2021-22. As per reports, in the year 2021-22, Debrigarh ecotourism has recorded a revenue of Rs 1.52 crore.
While around 60 per cent visitors were from Odisha, the rest came from 13 different states of the country besides a few from European countries.
During 2020-21, the eco-tourism destination had witnessed 7,000 visitors generating a revenue of Rs 85 lakh.
A number of activities like the jungle safari Debrigarh on Wheels, cruise programmes in Hirakud and kayaking have been introduced to attract tourists.
Managed by the local residents of the villages adjoining the sanctuary, around 90 per cent revenue generated through ecotourism goes to the local communities and for maintenance and management of the sanctuary.