Jammu,March 21 (Scoop News) – J&K Minister of State for Forests, Environment, Power Shabir Ahmad Khan, has called upon the people State to participate at a large scale in plantation drive in their areas. He said that planting of trees is essential tool to protect the rich environs of the
Speaking at a function, organized by
The Minister said that providing neat and clean environment for sustenance and survival of humanity has become a vital concern in present times. He said Social Forestry Department is engaged in programmes of rehabilitating degraded forests and raising of plantation outside the demarcated forests on village common lands and strips along canal banks ,roads and railway tracks. He said the Government intends to bring all available areas under tree cover so as to meet peoples demands for firewood and fodder, besides providing some sort of livelihood through this activity as well.
On the occasion, the Minister launched the plantation drive by planting a sapling in the premises of the School and appealed the people, particularly student community, to plant at least a sapling every year to contribute to the greenery of the area.
District Development Commissioner, Rajouri, . J. P. Sing, SSP, Rajouri . Shafqat Watali, Regional Director Social Forestry,
Latter the Minister addressed public gathering at Galhutti, a hilly and remotest
Regarding stock and supply of food grains at various sale outlets of CA&PD Department, the Minister said that ensuring adequate supply of food grains in all areas is the priority of the Government. He said the functioning of CA&PD Department is being streamlined and it has been resolve to provide every rationee his ration besides K. Oil and LPG before 25th of every month .He said instructions have been issued to the concerned authorities to ensure timely ration supply to people and any laxity on part of any officer or official would be dealt with strictly.
The Minister assured the people of the area that the Government has initiated various steps to transform the of socio economic condition of the people living in hilly and remote areas. He assured them that their genuine demands would be redressed on priority.
The Minister also inspected under execution