Supreme Court asked the Centre to Prepare revised Guidelines for Tourist Activities

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Supreme Court asked the Centre to Prepare revised Guidelines for Tourist Activities

The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to prepare revised guidelines for tourist activities in core areas of tiger reserves.

A bench comprising justices AK Patnaik and Swatanter Kumar said, the fresh guidelines should be evolved within four weeks after consultations with States, all stake – holders, hotel associations affected by the ban, guides and tour operators.

The apex court came after the Attorney General GE Vahanvati sought permission to revise the existing guidelines to ensure that tigers are protected even while tourism is promoted.

The Supreme Court also extended the ban imposed by the court on tourist activities in the core areas of tiger reserves till 27th of next month. On July 24, the apex court had banned all tourism activities in the core areas of tiger reserves.

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