BANGALORE: Soon, being a BBMP’s informant could fetch big bucks. The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) now plans to increase the reward money given to informants, who give details on illegally dumped garbage.
The BBMP has now proposed to increase the cash reward from Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000. Recently, wildlife activists had found a fox, which had died after eating illegally dumped animal waste and debris.
“We normally receive complaints about snakes. However, recently a resident of Sarjapur called us saying a fox was found dead. It is suspected that the death was due to food poisoning. We have complained about the illegal dumping to the Deputy Mayor,” said K Mahesh, a wildlife activist.
Deputy Mayor S Harish said, “The BBMP wildlife team recently seized 110 lorries and collected Rs 10 lakh fine. People who gave details on illegal dumping have received cash prize. The purpose of increasing the reward amount is to encourage people to share information with BBMP. Joint Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners have been instructed to do night patrolling at all the eight BBMP zones.” He recalled that once Kannada actor Jaggesh had informed the BBMP about illegal dumping and was offered a reward.