As it’s already unveiled that the forest villagers or other dwellers who live near the forests play an important role in the biodiversity and maintenance of ecological balance. This part, however, has not reached to its utmost level of satisfaction, because the communities livelihood still is dependent on the natural resources. Besides tourism, which is an obvious factor to engage the community in its best practice of nature conservation along with a healthy and sustainable livelihood opportunity, there should be maximum utilization of the available resources of these communities which will be best for the low marginal people who cant opt for tourism. With this aim, there are many alternative livelihood programs in forest villages that are quite related to the promotion of Rural Tourism.
Alternative livelihood programs in the forest villages of Kalimpong for rural tourism.Samsing Chauthary, as an organization does a close analysis of all the available resources and its utilization to its maximum output adhering to its usage as eco- friendly, economic as well as community-based. In this context, Meaningful Travel in collaboration with Samsing Chauthary is providing it’s best marketing support both for Tourism and other agro products. This together provides an opportunity for the development of many alternative livelihood programs in forest villages that have the high potential for Rural Tourism.
The best successful project implemented by the organization is vermicompost units. The total number of 10 vermicompost units is constructed without any single financial participation of the villagers by the organization with developing the marketing strategy as well. The villages where the pits have been constructed are Samsing fari – 4 units, Compound busty- 3 units, chilouni forest busty- 3 units.

Vermi compost units under rural tourism.The financial assistance was received by the Directorate of cinchona plantation, Mr. G.C SUBBA, Honorable Director. The project has not only provided an alternative income opportunity, to the villagers but also has played an important role in saving bio-diversity, by banning the custom of cattle grazing in the forest.

Support the forest villagers by the way of using their products.

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