Himachal Pradesh Forest Department formulated the Eco-tourism Policy during 2001 which was subsequently revised in 2005. The central theme is to decongest and disperse over flowing city tourist destinations and bring the tourists closer to nature and ensure adequate economic return to the State and livelihood opportunities to the local communities.
To fullfil this objective H.P. Ecotourism Society has been constituted with its Headquarters at Aranya Bhawan Talland Shimla (H.P.). It is a registered Society under the Societies Registration Act.
The Society’s apex decision making body is the Governing body headed by Hon’ble Chief Minister, Himachal Pradesh and Principal Secretary (Forests) as its Member Secretary. The affairs of the Society are administered by an Executive Committee headed by Principal Secretary (Forests) and CCF Eco-tourism as its member Secretary. The detail about the Society can be accessed from Eco-tourism website. (himachalecotourism.org)