4. Functions, duties and powers of the Board

4. Functions, duties and powers of the Board

4. Functions, duties and powers of the Board:

(1) The Board shall have following Functions, Duties and Powers:
(a) To formulate necessary policy on natural, social, cultural, environmental aspects and protection and promotion of bio-diversity for the tourism development in the Karnali area,
(b) To identify the potential touristic spot in the Karnali area and prepare various plans and programmes of tourism development and implement or cause to implement such plans and programmes,
(c) To collect the details of cultural and natural heritage in the Karnali area,
(d) To make necessary study and research regarding the tourism development in the Karnali area,
(e) To identify the Karnali area as an attractive and reliable touristic place within the country and abroad by making sustainable development and expansion of tourism enterprises in the Karnali area,
(f) To develop and diversify the tourism activities relating to mountaineering, health, wildlife, agriculture, sports, expedition, adventurous, entertainment and cultural tourism in the Karnali area,
(g) To operate or cause to operate various programmes to increase interest of tourist regarding art and culture in the Karnali area,
(h) To give priority to youth, woman, aadibasi, janjati, dalit and backward group/class in the employment training and skill development programme relating to tourism,
(i) To minimize the rural poverty by the means of community based tourism development,
(j) To make tourism service accessible and qualitative by using modern information technology and tools,
(k) To build and operate or cause to operate residential home, canteen etc. which may show art, culture and life of the Karnali area,
(l) To make necessary measures to minimize negative effects on culture, environment and bio-diversity while operating tourism related activities,
(m) To make and implement or cause to implement necessary planning to mitigate/avoid pollution in lake, pond, river etc. in the Karnali area,
(n) To develop internal tourism by encouraging citizens of other area of the country to visit in the Karnali area,
(o) To make infrastructure for trekking (padyatra) for the internal and external tourist by identifying probable trekking in the Karnali area,
(p) To carry out feasibility study about rafting in the river of Karnali area and develop infrastructure thereon,
(q) To co-ordinate or cause to co-ordinate between governmental and non-governmental organisations for the tourism development in the Karnali area,
(r) To carry out or cause to carry out other necessary functions to fulfill the objectives of the Board.