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Tourism

Projects around Corbett Tiger Reserve

The northern and north-eastern sides of the Corbett Tiger Reserve are upcoming tourism hot spots, from Sindhikhal to Rathuadhab, Kandanala and Tedia villages. According to a study a multi-million state tourism project is under construction near Sindhikhal village, north of the tiger reserve. In Bakhrakot village, on the park’s north-eastern border is a housing project. The state has marked Kotabagh, on the south-eastern side of the reserve, for an industry.

Trespassers allowed

Issue Date: Jun 30, 2010
Animals are increasingly finding it difficult to move from the Corbett Tiger Reserve to the adjacent Ramnagar Forest Division in Uttarakhand. Reason: unregulated tourism along their route.

In Court

Issue Date: Jan 31, 2010
SC notice on mining: On January 4, the Supreme Court issued notices to the Central Empowered Committee, the Centre and the Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh governments on a petition that accused the authorities of ignoring the report of the Lokayukta on illegal mining in the two states. The report was submitted in December 2008. The petition has been filed by Samaj Parivartana Samudaya, a non-profit.

South Asia

Issue Date: Oct 15, 2009
green tax: The Maldives said it would impose a green tax on tourists to pay for environmental protection of the low-lying archipelago and also revive the it's economy. The country is threatened by rising sea levels blamed on global warming. The new tax of US $3 is expected to yield US $21 million a year. President Mohamed Nasheed said the amount is unlikely to put off tourists. Tourism is the economic lifeline of the Maldives, famous for atolls, lagoons and tropical marine life.

Tourism deal

Author(s): Bharat Lal Seth
Issue Date: Aug 31, 2009
       

Too close

Author(s): Sumana Narayanan
Issue Date: Aug 15, 2009
Port Blair bench allows resort that may endanger Jarawas THE Calcutta High Court has cleared the construction of a holiday resort near the forest area reserved for the threatened Jarawa tribe in South Andamans.

Flakes for inspiration

Issue Date: Jul 31, 2009
M R Bhutiyani's love for snow led to an academic quest. He now finds his muse disappearing Born and brought up in a Punjabi family in Maharashtra, my only contact with the Himalaya was through school textbooks. That was till 1984. I was 26, on my way to Manali to take up posting as a scientist in the Defence Research and Development Organization's Snow and Study Establishment.

More baby dolphins in Chilika

Author(s): Ashutosh Mishra
Issue Date: Apr 15, 2009
Mechanized boats and gillnets endanger rare species

Volte-face

Author(s): Rajil Menon
Issue Date: Mar 15, 2009
Maharashtra plans industries in its tourist spots The Maharashtra government has invited companies to set up industries in a district, which it declared eco-sensitive 12 years ago.

Value lost in sea

Author(s): Ashutosh Mishra
Issue Date: Oct 31, 2008
Coastal erosion turns Puri's prime beachfront property to nothing
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