Latest Update on SC Verdict of 27th Sep 2012…
The Supreme Court (SC)on Thursday postponed making a decision on the status of its interim ban on tourism in the core areas of tiger reserves, and instead asked stakeholders to submit within
three days any objection they might have to the government`s new guidelines on the issue. The next hearing is on 3 October, when the court is likely to issue a final order.
In its previous hearing on 29 August, the apex court directed the government to re-draft guidelines for eco-tourism in tiger reserve. The government submitted its new guidelines to the court on 26 September. The guidelines, some experts said, re-drafted under pressure from lobbyists for the tiger tourism industry, which is worth at least 1000 crore annually.