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J-K forest minister orders demarcation of forest land

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Forests, Ecology and today ordered for demarcation of forest land across the state.

He said this at a gathering of 200 front line forest staff of province after inaugurating 5-day training programme on settlement of demarcation of Forest land at at Miran Sahib here.

The said there is no constraint of funds for demarcating the un-demarcated land of the forests across the state.

He asked the of to immediately provide a translated copy of all 2,161 demarcation files from Urdu to English and English to Urdu so that front line forest staff could start the demarcation job from April 1.

Singh said best performer would be rewarded.

The also directed the DFOs to personally monitor the fencing of forest land to check encroachment.

He stressed on the need to generate mass awareness about the measures for safeguarding the forest wealth, prevent illicit felling of trees and avoid spreading of denuded forests in the state.

Singh said forests contribute in maintaining the climate and conserving bio-diversity thereby helping in maintaining the quality of life.

He further focused on the departments role to ensure that the government nurseries have wide variety of fruits and ornamental plants for people.

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 01:00 IST