The state cabinet of Kerala has granted permission for the ordinance in a bid to transform Munnar town into a tourism zone. As per the cabinet’s decision, the government of Kerala will acquire about 1,036 acre of land in Kannan Devan Village in Devikulam Taluk for development of Munnar as a tourism destination. The cabinet which took this decision on June 2nd gives control of Munnar town to the government which was so far held by Tatas.
An amount of Rs 238 crore would also be sought from the centre for revamping the National Highway. Munnar located in the Idduki district, Kerala is one of the most sought after tourist destination in South India.