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Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh  hailed the efforts of the armed forces towards conservation of ecology and environment

Role of forces in eco-conservation laudable: Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh
The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking at a function organized by Zilla Sainik Welfare Officers here today at Batamaloo.
Speaking on the occasion, the Deputy Chief Minister said that the role of the security forces is laudable as they contribute in every sphere of Country’s welfare and development.
He said the security forces have been contributing their bit in the preservation of our ecology and environment. He said “Eco-Army” has been setup in States like Uttarakhand and the need is to replicate the similar mechanism in the J&K as well.
Appreciating the role of security forces, the Deputy Chief Minister said the services of security forces are utilized not only to maintain the peace and security in the country, but they have always extended their helping hand in rescue missions in times of natural calamities. Dr Singh said the sacrifices and the role played by the security forces need to be acknowledged and remembered.
Additional Director Zilla Sainik Welfare Officers, Mr Aziz Lone, Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation Dr Shafaqat Khan and other senior officers were present on the occasion.
Later the Deputy Chief Minister also interacted with various deputations of ex-servicemen who apprised him of the issues confronting them.
Giving them a patient hearing, the Deputy Chief Minister assured them of all possible support and said that all their genuine grievances would be addressed at an earliest.