New Delhi: Luxury resort owned by Bollywood actor Mithun Chakraborty in the state of Tamil Nadu is in danger of being demolished courtesy fresh order from Madras High Court. The actor has hence moved the Supreme Court in a bid to save his resort.
Reportedly, Mithun Da’s resort 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 Madras high court had ordered that the land falling in the corridor be taken over by the forest department.
Mithun Da 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.
Other hoteliers and land owners in the area have also moved the apex court on the matter.
Madras HC said the guest house owners had indulged in eco-destruction in the name of eco-tourism.
Mithun Da however said that the damage to the forests was more from tribals than his resort; he has claimed that his property is having a benevolent impact on the tribals.