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Scheme for protection of exotic Neela kurinji plants

  • Category
    Polity & Governance
  • Published
    29th Sep, 2018
  • Tamil Nadu government has announced a scheme for protection of the endemic Neela kurinji (Strobilanthus kunthianus) plants.
  • The scheme is aimed at restraining tourists from hampering Kurinji plants and collecting its flowers as mementos.
  • As per the guidelines, people caught plucking flowers would be fined Rs. 5000.

Context

  • Tamil Nadu government has announced a scheme for protection of the endemic Neela kurinji (Strobilanthus kunthianus) plants.
  • The scheme is aimed at restraining tourists from hampering Kurinji plants and collecting its flowers as mementos.
  • As per the guidelines, people caught plucking flowers would be fined Rs. 5000.
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