Lt Governor attends Commemoration of Foundation day of J&K Forest Department “130 Years of Dedicated Service” programme

Forest Department to plant 1cr 30 lakh trees across J&K to mark 130 years of its foundation

Nation’s strength predominantly rests in its natural resources; role of Forest Department vital in ensuring balance between Development & Conservation: LG

Bring in new avenues like Ecotourism, promotion of Wood-Based Industries, Non-Timber Forest Products, to further enhance forest sector’s contribution in J&K’s economy: LG to officials

Emphasizes on Jan-Bhagidhari, active involvement of grass root level institutions like Village Panchayats in Natural Resource Management

Forest Rights Act needs to be fully implemented on the ground in a time-bound manner, says the LG

LG releases Special Cover by Department of Post, India; Documentary on ‘Chinar’; launches “One Beat Guard-One Village” programme

Multiple publications including Booklets on Green Jammu & Kashmir Drive 2020-21, Forest Huts of J&K-2021, J&K Forest Law Compendium released

· 29 Forest Huts now open for public, online booking portal for J&K Forest Huts inaugurated

· Development of ‘City Biodiversity Index’ for Jammu & Srinagar for self-assessment to manage biodiversity underway

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