Mithun Chakraborty has appealed to Supreme Court in order to save his luxury resort in the state of Tamil Nadu which seems to be in grave danger of being demolished. A fresh order from Madras High Court has ordered for the demolition of his Luxury Resort as the resort reportedly falls in an important elephant corridor in Tamil Nadu that connects the Eastern Ghats with the Western Ghats. The resort is one of the many falling in the patch of land that elephant herds use to cross from one mountain to another.
The forest department had told the Madras HC that the hotels were operating in violation of the Tamil Nadu Preservation of Private Forests Act as the guest house owners had indulged in eco-destruction in the name of eco-tourism. The Madras HC had ordered that the land falling in the corridor be taken over by the forest department and the resorts be demolished. Chakraborty’s resort is one of the many falling in the patch of land that elephant herds use to cross from one mountain to another. The actor, other hoteliers and land owners have hence moved the Supreme Court in a bid to save his resort.
Mithun claims that the resort provides employment to tribals and it forms the backbone of eco-tourism in the area. He also said that it provides alternative source of income for tribals throughout the year and the settlement helps in reducing poaching and firewood collection from the forests, which as a matter of fact is supporting for the cause of healthy wild life existence. Mithun also said that the damage to the forests was more from tribals than his resort.