Kokrajhar district administration issues strict guidelines for picnickers
After the picnic it shall be the duty of the picnic party to clean up the space utilized by them and dispose of the waste in the designated dustbins.
KOKRAJHAR: In order to regulate the gathering of picnickers around various picnic spots of Kokrajhar district during winter and other seasons, the district administration on Saturday issued some guidelines to check the destruction or disturbance of flora and fauna and degradation of the entire eco-system.
The notice signed by the District Magistrate Varnali Deka said that no individual or group shall enter the picnic spot without proper intimation and permission from the concerned authority. Local administrative agencies will monitor entry, exit and number of groups etc at all picnic spots. As per restriction order, no group of individual shall dispose of any non bio-degradable products, other wastes specially thermocol and single use plastics within the earmarked picnic area.
After the picnic it shall be the duty of the picnic party to clean up the space utilized by them and dispose of the waste in the designated dustbins. Any party leaving without cleaning up the space shall be penalized as per the prevalent rules and regulations. Polluting the water resources, washing dishes or clothes or bathing in the washing area, any water body, fountains or any of the toilets within the picnic area is strictly prohibited. Washing of hands, etc. shall be permitted only in the designated washing area. Gambling or any other sort of unlawful sports shall not be allowed in the picnic area. Fishing, boating, swimming or any other water sports in water bodies within the picnic spots is prohibited unless specifically permitted otherwise by the concerned authority.
Permissions related to picnic spots etc. are to be obtained from the Superintended of Police, Kokrajhar. Not only picnicking but also any sort of assemblage is banned in Wildlife sanctuaries. Fine of Rs 1000 shall be levied on persons violating the above provisions specially litering the place. Fine for offences committed in the forest area is to be collected by forest officials.