Hyderabad: Telangana State Forest Development Corporation(TSFDC) has proposed two eco-tourism projects in Mancherial and Nalgonda districts, its Chairman Banda Narender Reddy said.

"Six acres of land has been acquired near the Godavari river for new eco-tourism project at Chintaguda village of Mancherial district in the vicinity of Kawal Tiger Reserve and tender has been called for best architectural proposals for the development of project and facility," Reddy said.

The second eco-tourism project is proposed on the back waters of Nagarjuna Sagar at Vizag Colony in Nalgonda, he said adding a total of 15 acres of land is in advance stages of acquiring anddetailed project report (DPR) is being prepared.

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TSFDChas already developed foureco-tourism projects around Hyderabad city.

TSFDC during the year 2017-18 achieved an all-time highest productivity in harvesting of EucalyptusClonal plantation.

The per hectare yield has gone up from 44.92 MT in 2012-13 to 87 MT in 2017-18, he said.

The corporation achieved a revenue target of Rs 9.06 crore during last year by sale of long bamboo, its Vice Chairman and Managing Director Chandan Mitra said.

He further said a proposal for setting up bamboo lumber industry with an investment of Rs 22.4 crore is under process. (PTI)