Order of the Madras High Court regarding relocation of Thengumarahada village in the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, Tamil Nadu, 08/08/2023
Order of the Madras High Court regarding relocation of Thengumarahada village in the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, Tamil Nadu.
The court said that the guidelines for preparation of the Tiger Conservation Plan itself mandates relocation of human settlements affecting the core area of tiger reserves. The Supreme Court in Ajay Dubey -Vs- National Tiger Conservation Authority (2012 13 SCC 782) has been passing orders mandating the implementation of the guidelines issued by the National Tiger Conservation Authority, said the order.
The Madras High Court directed the Central Government to release funds to the National Tiger Conservation Authority, who in turn will release it to the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Tamil Nadu within a period of two months. The sum has to be disbursed and the relocation of Thengumarahada village carried out within a period of one month thereafter, said the order passed by the bench of Justice N Satish Kumar and Justice D Bharatha Chakravarthy.