Under the Environment Protection Act, 1986, no construction work can be carried in the 10 kms radius of protected forests for tourism. For any type of construction, a no objection certificate from the National Board for Wildlife (New Delhi) or the revenue department is mandatory. Also, under the ecotourism norms, no work for enabling tourist activities can be done within a radius of 2 km of reserved forest.
The Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary is the abode of about 14 tigers, besides other wildlife animals including bisons, deers and a huge variety of butterflies, which are a major attraction for the tourists.
Recently, the central government had called for expanding the Nagzira sanctuary area by including some forest development corporation land and territorial forests and develop it as the ‘New Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary’, but the under construction site would pose a hurdle in way of it, sources said.
It also proposed a tiger corridor connecting the way between Pench Tiger Reserve, Kanha National Park, Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary, Navegaonbandh National Park and Tadoba Tiger Reserve.
The resort is being constructed over five acres of land, reportedly acquired from a tribal.
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