GUWAHATI, Dec 25 - In order to regulate gathering of picnickers around wildlife sanctuaries located in the Kamrup Metro district and to prevent destruction or disturbance of flora and fauna and degradation of the entire ecosystem, especially during the winter months, the district administration has issued a set of guidelines.
Officials said that as part of the effort to regulate picnickers, Section 144 under CrPC will be promulgated within the core areas of the Deepor Beel and the Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary located in the district. The prohibitory order will be applicable till March 2016.
Use of high decibel music systems which may cause �sonic violence� has been prohibited around wildlife sanctuaries and reserved forest. No activities which may upset the serenity and tranquillity of wildlife sanctuaries will be allowed.
Littering of the picnic spots with polythene, plastic and leftover foods by picnickers has also been prohibited. Picnickers have been urged to make use of dustbins.
As defined by the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, carrying and using of weapons in such areas have been prohibited,
Officials said that picnickers around wildlife sanctuaries will not be able to consume alcohol or engage in any sort of boisterous behaviour.
Trespassing on wildlife sanctuary and reserved forest areas during picnics will be treated as an offence.
The administration has also said that fishing, boating and swimming in the water-bodies in and around wildlife sanctuaries is risky and should be avoided.
Parking of vehicles obstructing the animal corridors is not allowed.
Officials said that violations of the guidelines will be dealt with sternly.
The administration has also asked the Forest department to put up large and conspicuous signboards indicating spots where picnics are permitted.
It is also looking to involve local NGOs by entrusting them with the responsibility of taking care of such picnic spots under supervision by the concerned Circle Officer in collaboration with the Forest department.