The Minister who visited Roop Nagar area to oversee the eviction of 60 kanals of forest land at Roop Nagar Jammu today, asked the officers to be tough against the encroachers and smugglers who are out to destroy the green reserves of the state for their petty gains. .
Earlier, the Minister laid foundation of forest demarcation office at Sidrah,
Altaf appealed the people to keep vigil on the encroachers and ensure that the forest land is not encroached by any one. He said mankind has played havoc with environment by ruthless cutting of trees and encroachment of forest land. He said the greed of the people is increasing day by day which has led to devastation of eco-system and urged the people to desist from mindless feeling of the trees.
The Minister said that a massive drive has been launched around
The Minister inspected the ongoing protection and fencing works with RCC toe wall being raised in forest land of the Roop Nagar. The Minister was informed that the works are being executed under CAMPA funds and 13th Finance Commission grants. Against the targets of 21500 running feet fencing, 17000 running feet has already been completed and the work is in full swing.
The Minister directed the officers to work with zeal and dedication to protect the green wealth which the nature has bestowed upon our State in abidance.
The Minister appreciated the efforts of the department functionaries and asked them to complete their targets. He further directed them to resist every attempt of forest encroachments and no laxity on their part shall be tolerated.
Principal Chief Conservator of Forests R. S. Tiwari, Chief Conservator of Forests S.C. Sharma, Conservator of forest east circle Suresh Gupta and Divisional forest officer Khwaja Qammar- ud- Din accompanied the Minister during the visit.