This was stated by the Minister for Industries and Commerce S. S. Slathia in reply to a question of M. Y. Taing. He said the value of Rs. 192 crore which includes over Rs 70.73 crore worth export to PoK and Import from PoK worth Rs 121.83 crore. He said opening of more trading routes is a matter between
Replying to the supplementaries by Jahangir Mir, Mohammad Rasheed Qureshi, Javid Rana and Abdul Gani Vikal ,the Minister said that the State has been recommended some new routes Tatapani –Balnoi,R.S.Pora-Sailkote.He further said that five telephone booths each with ISD facilities have been installed in Poonch and Uri to facilitate traders.The State Government has already conveyed its desire to the Government of India to have more such trading points opened in the State.He further said that Rs.40 crores has been sanctioned for building infrastructure at Poonch and Uri, adding that Rs.4.82 crore has already been spent out of Rs. Crores in Poonch.
Adequate measures in place to safeguard forests of
Government has taken several measures for preservation of forests of
This was stated by the Minister for Forests, Mian Altaf in reply to a question of Naresh Kumar Gutpta in Legislative Council today.
Elaborating, the Minister said that the department has already laid due focus on protection and preservation of Forests of Chenab region. Six territorial divisions headed by the Divisional Forest Officers are working in Marwah, Kishtwar, Doda Bhaderwah, Ramban and Batote area. Conservator of Forests,
Mian Altaf said that Soil Conservation Department has also its District Offices at each district, i.e. Doda, Ramban and Kishtwar. Moreover there are three project officers working for treatment of catchment areas of
The Minister said that controlling forest fires will be done under CAMPA schemes. He said the Government has taken measures to fill up all the vacancies to improve the functioning of the department.
As regards shifting of sub-officers of Chief Conservator of Forests (territorial), the Minister said office of the Conservator of Forests, Chenab Circle, Jammu stands already shifted from Jammu to Doda by the government and is headquartered at Doda with a view to closely supervise and administer the forest management and other related developmental works. There is no further plan to shift/establish the sub-offices of Regional Director, Social Forestry. Director Soil Conservation office, Doda and two full-fledged divisions of Social forestry Department functioning in
Achan water harvesting tank upgraded: Aijaz
Fisheries Department has spent Rs 3.29 lakh for up-gradation of water harvesting tank, which is also being used for fish stocking in Achan village in Pulwama district.
This was stated by the Minister of State for Fisheries, Aijaz Ahmad Khan in reply to a question B. A. Magray in Legislative Council today. He said Rs 47 lakh have been spent on fish, adding that 8 lakh kgs of fish have been sold through auction.
17 WSS nearing completion in Poonch: Nasir
The Minister of State for PHE, Nasir Aslam Wani today informed the House today that there are on-going 25 water supply schemes in Poonch, which include13 WSS schemes in Mendhar.He said that 17 WSS are scheduled to be completed soon.
This was stated by the Minister in reply to a question by Rashid Qureshi in Legislative Council today.
The Minister said that the funds under the District Sector are allocated on the basis of Plan ceilings conveyed by the Planning and Development Department after discussions with the Public representatives in the District Development Board meetings and consultation with the HoDs, sectoral officers etc. Similarly, under the state sector schemes, funds are allocated as per the approved annual plans on yearly basis.The requirements of Districts are also addressed as per availability of funds over the year.
Regarding Water Supply Schemes in Mendhar, the Minister said that water supply schemes namely Tarkundi and Dabsi are non-functional due to migration of population and shall be made functional only after their return/rehabilitation. He said 13 water supply schemes are partially functional. The works on these water supply schemes are in progress under NRDWP. These water supply schemes shall be made fully functional over the years as per availability of central assistance from the Union Ministry of Rural Development, Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation.
He said 27 water supply schemes have been completed and made fully functional in Tehsil Mendhar. The details of 27 completed schemes and 13 ongoing partially functional water supply schemes were accordingly furnished.
He said appropriate action shall be initiated as per decisions taken in the District Development Board meeting for which procedural requirements need to be completed first.