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Shimla, August 29, 2015 (News Team): Forest Minister Thakur Singh Bharmour today launched the official website of the prestigious Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) here today. 

Bharmouri has appreciated the efforts of the forest and wildlife officials, in conserving the bio-diversity of the Park and obtaining the World Heritage Status and in its unique contribution to the society.

The Forest Minister appealed to the officials of the park, to enhance the eco tourism and provide adequate facilities to the nature lovers visiting the park. He also advised to strengthen the Bio-Diversity Conservation Society operating in the Park and also to strengthen the personnel deployed in the staff by involving the local communities in the management of the Park. He said launching of the website will facilitate the foreign tourists as well as the domestic, and will accrue a lot of revenue to the Park.  The website will be improved to the extent that all bookings and reservations regarding visit to the Park will be facilitated through this website soon.

Ayurveda and Cooperation Minister Karan Singh stressed for improving connectivity in the Park.

The Park Director, B.S. Rana has stated that the need for an official website was felt due to multiplicity of presence of a number of similar websites, floated by individuals and commercial tourist operators. He said action would be initiated against the websites, which were using the insignia of the GHNP and other official information. This website will now be linked with all the Government websites, including the Forest and Tourism.

Principal Chief Conservators of Forest J.S. Walia and S.S. Negi and Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) A R M Reddy were also present on the occasion.

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