The massive ecotourism project taken up by the state Tourism department in Amrabad Tiger Reserve has now turned into a controversy as the pictures from the construction site surfaced. Followed by which a roll of allegations came into limelight with Uranium excavations as the recent one.
In a recent revelation, countless bores drilled in the dense forest of Amrabad, which is part of the Nallamalai ranges of the Palamur district were spotted which triggered chaos in the villages in and around the forest area. As it has not been clear of who took up the drilling of bore wells and why are they left uncovered, speculations around Uranium excavations sparked with the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) entering the sketch.
It is learnt that NTCA sought a factual report from the State Forest Department over the countless bore wells dug in the area reserved for the Amrabad Tiger Reserve. It was also brought to NTCA’s notice that loud noise from borewell digging rigs were been reported by the locals from the past few days including night hours. The local Chencus pointing out that the noise from the rigs was driving wild animals towards their homes.
The above picture is a section of the area in which number of bore wells were dug,