Palike cracks down on business establishments not displaying Kannada nameboards with 60 pc space for Kannada

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BENGALURU: The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is planning to take action against business establishments which do not display Kannada nameboards with 60 pc space reserved for Kannada and 40 pc space for English.

Bengaluru is home to people who speak different languages and even outnumber Kannadigas as per some estimates. They are running shops, trade centers, business centres, factories and industries, and there are allegations that they are not properly displaying Kannada nameboards in their shops and violated the rules by putting up nameboards in English. The BBMP has now decided to take action against such business establishments.

In 2017, BBMP had issued a circular stating that 60 pc space in nameboards should be given to Kannada on priority, failing which their trade licence would be cancelled.

BBMP Chief Commissioner, Tushar Giri Nath said, “In 2019, the Kannada and Culture Department had implemented a rule mandating 60 pc space for Kannada and 40 pc space for English in nameboards. The BBMP is also implementing it and taking action against those who do not follow it. We will take action as per the order issued by the Kannada and Cultural Department”.

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