In the event of the Supreme Court (SC) lifting its ban on tourism in Tiger Reserves in Core Areas, Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) will initiate a priority offer for its visitors. TATR Tiger Conservation Foundation had, in its governing body meeting on September 18 this year, approved Rs four lakh for the buy of books titled 'Wild Maharashtra', published by Sanctuary Asia. A total of 400 books, procured at subsidised rates, will be sold at the cover price to tourists. The meeting was headed by Patangrao Kadam, Forest Minister, Government of Maharashtra. As per the move, tourists purchasing the book, which costs Rs 2,950, will be offered 'priority entry' into the tiger reserve. The foundation will utilise the sum earned from the sale of books for capacity building of the forest department staff.
Further, after the SC gives its verdict on tourism in Tiger Reserves, TATR Tiger Conservation Foundation will enhance gate fees per vehicle to Rs 1,000 on Saturdays, Sundays and festive days. On week days, tourists will be charged Rs 750 per vehicle. Earlier, the gate fee per vehicle was Rs 500