Uzbekistan to fight environmental violations
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) – The citizens will receive financial resources for sending video and images of environmental violations. This is envisaged by a presidential resolution of 29 September 2020, Norma.uz reports.
From 1 January 2021:
photos and video recordings of offenses in the field of ecology, environmental protection and nature management, sent by the population to the special information system of the State Committee for Ecology on the Internet, are considered in the manner prescribed by the Code of Administrative Responsibility;
persons who have sent photographs and video recordings of the facts of offenses are encouraged by a monetary bonus in the amount of 15% of the amount of the fine collected from the offender;
the identity of the offenders on the sent photographs and video recordings on the facts of offenses is established by the internal affairs bodies on the basis of the request of the territorial bodies of the State Committee for Ecology;
it is not allowed to disclose information about the persons who submitted photographs, video recordings and reports on the facts of offenses.
By the end of this year, a special information system will appear on the Internet, allowing the population to conduct public control over the state of the environment, post photo and video materials about violations in this area. A system for taking operational measures for each reported fact will be introduced.