The Madras High Court has declared that the Tamil Government is fully empowered to notify The Elephant Corridor in Nilgiris District. The government is also empowered by the Centre’s Project Elephant. The court order concludes that no fault can be found with the government’s action to declare the corridor, as it has acted towards Article 51-A (g) of the constitution. The GO on the topic dated August 31, 2010 had been questioned by various parties as erroneous and that it violated the Scheduled Tribes and other Traditional Forest Dwellers Act. However, the High Court bench could not find any illegality in the State Government’s action and thus has asked the government to go ahead with the implementation.
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