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Hitesh Tripathi, Brij Mohan Singh, Prof. Gyanendra B. S. Johri
» doi: 10.53555/ecb/2023.12.12.289


The Narmada River, which flows through central India, is one of the country's most important waterways. Amarkantak's wetland areas and the Narmada River are prominent tourist attractions. In wetlands, there are distinct zones that are rich in flora, and each one has its unique characteristics. Biologically varied systems, are essential to the hydrologic cycle and carry out a variety of functions. To keep track of, assess, and manage the myriad difficulties and crucial challenges we face today, we need a holistic and long-term approach. It's tourism that's going to save the international economy. When the tourism industry adheres to the principles of sustainable development, however, this is achievable. Through sustainable development, nature and development may coexist to implement green tourism. The present study focuses on the current livelihood practices of people residing in the upper catchment area of River Narmada and it will also perform an Impact analysis of livelihood practices adopted by people living across the Wetland Ecosystem of River Narmada. For this purpose, a self-structured questionnaire is used to find the Opportunities available for the development of the livelihood of people residing in the upper catchment area of river Narmada towards strengthening green tourism. The analysis is done using hypothesis testing and frequency tables and graphs to ascertain the livelihood practices of people in the study area. Study findings reveal that there is a significant role of river Narmada in Managing the bio-diversity of the Amarkantak region towards green tourism activities. Based on the results of the study Measures to be taken for strengthening of Wetland Ecosystem towards green tourism activities are recommended.

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