We’ll challenge Tiger Reserve order before SC, in the “interest of the people”: Vishwajit
Whether the people of Goa at large are happy or not, the Goa government is not at all pleased with the judgement of the high court on Tiger Reserve. It will challenge the ruling before the Supreme Court.
Goa’s Forest Minister Vishwajit Rane told goanews.com that notifying Mhadei wildlife sanctuary as the Tiger Reserve would have a catastrophic impact on the life of the local people in his constituencies of Sattari.
“We are with the people. We will stick to our policy not to have Tiger Reserve in the sanctuary”, he said.
Rane also said he, along with Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant, have together decided also to seek the help of the central Ministry of Environment and Forest in this regard.
“We will make them a party if required”, he said.
The Bombay High Court at Goa has today directed the Goa government to notify Mhadei wildlife sanctuary and other related areas as the Tiger Reserve within three months from today.