Executive Committee-CAMPA recommends Afforestation of 13000 ha in 2021-22

YB WEB DESK. Dated: 1/16/2021 12:28:07 PM


Jammu, Jan 15 The Executive Committee of CAMPA has recommended for afforestation of 13000 ha forest area in the 2021-22. During the meeting, the PCCF reviewed the ongoing activities of CAMPA and scrutinised the proposed Annual Plan of Operations for the next financial year. The meeting was attended by the senior officers of the Forest and allied Departments including Dr. Neelu Gera, Director Social Forestry Department; S.K. Gupta, Chief Wildlife Warden; Asaf Mahmood, Director, J&K Forest Research Institute; J. Frankoi, Director, Forest Protection Force; T. Rabi Kumar, APCCF (Central); S.F.A. Gillani, APCCF Kashmir and representatives of Finance, Science & Technology, Revenue, Planning Development & Monitoring, Forest, Environment & Ecology, Agriculture Production, Rural Development and Tribal Affairs Departments. Non-official members, Nazir-Be-Nazir (President National Society for Protection of Water Resources, Wetlands & Forests, Kashmir); Dr. Gurmeet Singh (President, SAWERA, Jammu) and Ch. Asaf Iqbal (Advocate) representing the interest of tribal communities also participated. The PCCF & HoFF, Dr. Mohit Gera briefed the Committee about the major initiatives undertaken by the forest department, such as low cost greening through seed balls of the areas under landsides, muck dumping sites and supplementing the existing closures as well as “Pehredaar” Mobile App launched during current financial year to enable the people to report forest damages, forest fires and encroachments on real time basis.

 

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