Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment, Choudhary Lal Singh inspected various community afforestation sites in Birpur and Sunjwan and took stock of the status of plantation works being carried out by the Social Forestry Department in these areas. The Minister visited Social Forestry Nursery at Birpur where the department with the help of local people has taken up community plantation on waste land alongside revered ponds at Data Ranpat Devsthan, Nikki Malani and Baddi Malani and Pacca Talab in the village. Pertinently, the department has planted 1000 trees alongside Data Ranpat Dev Jee Devsthan and 2000 ornamental and fruit trees at Pacca Talab, Nikki Malani and Baddi Malani over an area of 100 kanal. Besides, the department has also taken up community and strip plantations at various places across Jammu district. The department has also fixed a target of covering 50 hectare land with 35000 trees under Village Wood Lot scheme in Jammu and its peripheries. Lal Singh said that people should be made aware about the uses of various species grown at the community sites so that they could get the benefit and in return cooperate with the department for upkeep of the compartments. Calling for strict action against those who plunder the forest wealth for petty gains, the Minister said involvement of people can also help in curbing the menace of smuggling of timber and other forests products. He asked the officers to act tough against smugglers and take effective measures for restoration of the damages done to the State forests over the years. Taking serious notice of encroachment near Kargil Colony in Sunjwan by some land grabbers, Lal Singh directed the officers to issue notices to illegal occupants to vacate land within week’s time. Later, Choudhary Lal Singh visited Bacchan Depot of State Forest Corporation in Narwal and checked the status of sale and stock of timber.
MLA Ramban Neelam Kumar Langeh inaugurated newly installed transformer of 25 KVA near DC office Maitra, Govindpura. He was accompanied by officers of PDD, PRIs and local public of the area. While speaking on the occasion, the MLA said that more than 30 houses will be benefited from the newly installed transformer. It was the […]
State BJP Spokesperson, Prof. Virender Gupta while commenting on the findings and recommendations of a high level civil society delegation led by former External Affairs Minister, Yashwant Sinha said that the delegation has not gone into the root cause of the present turmoil in the Valley and of the situation that persisted in the Valley […]
In order to upgrade the sports infrastructure at the mini stadium Parade a project was launched by MLA Jammu East Rajesh Gupta and Sh. Ashok Koul General Secretary organisation . The foundation stone for the project was laid by the two leaders today and the project is estimated to cost rupees 70 lakhs. MLA Rajesh […]