Illegal dynamiting of hillocks for stone quarrying and crushing activities are wreaking havoc in the Eco-Sensitive Zone (ESZ) of Bannerghatta National Park (BNP). Stone quarrying activity is going on unchecked in Ragihalli and Shivanahalli villages adjacent to the Park just outside Bengaluru, destroying families and endangering wildlife, as stones rain down upon their homes every day. Most of the quarries operating are inside the ESZ boundary of the park (see map below).
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