Development of Geotourism in Kutch Region, Gujarat, India: An Innovative Approach

  title={Development of Geotourism in Kutch Region, Gujarat, India: An Innovative Approach},
  author={Karthik Swarna and Swapan Kumar Biswas and Tirumalachetty Harinarayana},
  journal={Journal of Environmental Protection},
Geotourism in Kutch has an exemplary potential of being designated as a site for perfect establishment of a National Geopark. The paper is aimed to describe the geological significance of the sites with basic concept of creation of geoparks and promote geotourism. The financial, infrastructural aspects, deliverables to the society are presented primarily focusing on the local economic and sustainable development of Kutch. The need for development of infrastructure for geotourism is urgently… 
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