The Hogweed in the country will be fined on one million roubles

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Land owners in the suburbs can begin to be fined for overgrown with Hogweed sites. The relevant draft law prepared by the Ministry of agriculture of the Moscow region, the press service of the Ministry.

The document envisages the introduction of substantial fines for those who do not fight with Hogweed on their territories. For ordinary citizens, this amount will range from three to five thousand rubles for officials — 20-50 thousand, for entrepreneurs — from 150 thousand to one million rubles.

The Ministry believes that such measures will force landlords to take more responsibility for plots. The bill can be adopted before the end of the year.

Hogweed (lat. Heracleum) is a plant of the family umbrella height up to five meters. Some species are dangerous to humans and animals. From contact with Hogweed produces strong and long not healing burns, and if contact with eyes — blindness. In nature, the plant is aggressive and able to quickly grasp the habitats, disrupting the balance of local ecosystems. In the Soviet years, its distribution is poorly controlled, as a result, it flooded a vast area. In the Moscow region annually fixed record grown Hogweed. In 2018 to fight him in the suburbs will spend more than 300 million rubles.

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