Bekal Resorts Development Corporation Limited
|Established in the year 1995 to develop Bekal as an international standard ‘Beach Tourist Destination’, Bekal Resorts Development Corporation Ltd (BRDC) is a prestigious project in Kerala. The Chairman of this corporation is the Chief Secretary to Government of Kerala. Many Senior Government officials work as the Directors and Managing Director to BRDC. The corporation mainly plans to focus on eco-friendly and ecologically viable methods of development. To set comprehensive tourism infrastructure and to ensure the development beneficial to the local community is the main goal of this corporation.
BRDC provides support and assistance for almost all the new ventures happening in and around Bekal. By observing specific parameters on the carrying capacity of the region, sustainable limits, architectural guidelines, environmental safeguards and coastal regulations, the Bekal Project is planned, orchestrated and coordinated by BRDC.
To strengthening the existing infrastructure like roads, power supply, sanitation, lighting and water supply are another persuasive role of BRDC. By inviting more investors and promoters, various developmental processes can be carried out in Bekal. BRDC will also be responsible for the speedy implementation of the project.
To organize scientific studies and surveys for the balanced and planned
development of the destination, to facilitate tourism development of the area by setting up necessary infrastructure facilities like water and power supply, sanitation, solid waste
disposal and road, To develop and improve existing as well as new tourist attractions in and around the area, To impart technical and other guidance to all concerned, for tourism and related development in Bekal as well as northern Kerala.
Bekal – possibilities
The Government of India developed a Special Tourism Area scheme to attract investments in lesser known destinations which had huge potential to be developed as major beach destinations. Bekal was categorized as one such exclusive area. Bekal is a spellbinding region which offers a great time to the tourists and travellers. The 300 year old Bekal Fort has an irresistible old world charm surrounded by enchanting landscapes of beaches, backwaters and hill stations. A popular spot of artistic elegance, Bekal is also known for its magical traditions. This quiet little seaside village in the northernmost district of Kerala has every ingredient that would go into the creation of an international standard beach destination.
Here there are various serene and breathtaking virgin beaches, a fort of historical significance by the main beach, calm and peaceful ambience, friendly enterprising people, and two major airports within about 140 km and acres of beautiful land that holds unlimited promise of development.
Some of the work completed include — the maintenance of main roads, with the participation of the local bodies, Access roads to resort sites, Improvement of hospitals nearby, railway improvement and studies and surveys for the master plan, railway link etc.
Further infrastructure developments taken up and proposed include — water supply scheme, development and improvement of roads, sanitation facilities and public wayside amenities
First planned, eco-friendly destination
The Bekal game plan incorporates simple and systematic stages like development of potential sites, strengthening of the infrastructure – roads, power, water supply and sewage systems, inviting investments from around the world marketing of Bekal as a destination and coordinating development at every level.
The structure, plan and guidelines for the Bekal Project has been drawn up by the Bekal Tourism Authority (BTA). Efforts are on to ensure Bekal remains green and pristine. For this purpose, BRDC will ensure development as per environment parameters at all stages of development. An extensive environment management programme that includes water management and waste disposal methods using eco-friendly technology has also been designed.
Bekal is a promising world to invest and has a wide variety of investment opportunities. Here you can invest in what will soon be India’s well-planned beach destination and Asia’s finest.
The first phase which includes land development i.e. leveling of ground, fencing and lighting has been completed and 76 hectares out of the total 137 sq. km verdant landscape is ready to be handed over as six sites – each with its own unique attraction.
At the resort sites, tourism related infrastructure will be regulated by exacting standards which will check the mushrooming of inferior quality establishments.