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Throwing food and water bottles in Chamundi Hills will invite Rs 500 as fine!

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Mysuru: Before you callously throw away plastic bottles or beer bottles or even food waste in sacred Chamundi Hills, think again. For, such ‘generous’ acts will now attract heavy fine by the Forest department.

The Karnataka Forest Department, Mysuru Forest division Deputy Conservator of Forests has issued an order of saftey and conservation of reserve forest in Chamundi Hills under the Karnataka Forest Act 1969 section 76 and 99 (1) (1). The order will come into effect from September 1.

As per the act, illegal entry to the Chamundi forest will attract a fine of Rs 500. Vehicle users will have to pay Rs 1,000 for parking their wheels at restricted areas. Also, throwing food waste and plastic bottles will invite a penalty of Rs 500.

Traders dumping their waste at Chamundi Hills will have to pay a fine of Rs 2,500 and if found doing it for second time, they woll be charged Rs 5,000. The Department will cancel the license and impose a penalty of Rs 10,000 if found violating the rule for the third time.
While there will be no restriction for residents of the hills, movement of outsiders will be prohibited between 10 pm and 6 am. If found violating the norm, a penalty of Rs 2,500 will be levied.
Besides, carrying and consumption of alcohol and other harmful substances between 10 pm and 6 am at Forest area will also attract a fune of Rs 5,000. The Department will fine Rs 1000 each for feeding firest animals and harming them.

The Mysuru Forest department has initiated these measures to protect the Chamundi hills forest.

-Team Mysoorunews




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