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February 12, 2019

Eco-resort on the model of a traditional village coming up in Digha

The State Government has decided to build a tourist resort in Digha based on the model of a village, villages as they existed earlier. This eco-tourism resort is the brainchild of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has also give it its name – ‘Bongo Sanskritic Gram’.

Mud cottages with thatched roofs, ox carts kept for show, rooms lighted by traditional clay lamps, bauls singing melodious songs to the tune of jhumurs tied to their feet – these would be some of the features of the proposed resort.

Digha has become very popular as a tourist spot now, and so the government is thinking up innovative ways to attract tourists, and this resort modelled on a traditional village is one such plan.

For food, there would be the traditional fare of Bangla – aromatic rice, dal, leaf curries (shak), vegetable curries (chachhari), punti fish in gravy (punti macher jhol), preparations of koi, magur and shingi fish, and various other preparations.

The resort will be built on a public-private partnership (PPP) model. Digha-Sankarpur Development Authority will be the implementing authority for the project.

Source: Ei Samay

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