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PCCF conducts extensive tour of north Kashmir forest divisions


Kupwara, May 12 (KNS): Principal Chief Conservator of forests Suresh Chugh today conducted extensive tour of north Kashmir and held meeting with forest officers.

He inspected conifer nurseries established by forest department in Galganzra and Gulgam falling in Langate and Kehmil Forest Divisions. He was informed by Conservator of Forests North Kashmir Irfan Rasool that 20 lakh plants are available in various nurseries of north Kashmir. The plants for plantation programs are supplied from these departmental nurseries.

He also visited afforestation sites established under CAMPA scheme during the year 2018-19. He appreciated the work done by forest officials in co.30/Nh/Rh and nursery works executed in Gulgam Forest Nursery. However, he instructed officials to ensure proper watch and ward of plantation units so that plantation programs succeed and green cover of Kupwara district is enhanced.

A review meeting was also held at Zangli Kupwara where PCCF reviewed protection scenario of forests and other departmental programs. He directed officers to remain vigilant in the field and work with synergy and coordination for ensuring forest conservation and better management.

Irfan Rasool Conservator of Forests North Circle, Wasim Farooq DFO Langate forest Division, Aabid Nazir DFO Kamraj Forest Division, D.P.Singh DFO Kehmil Forest Division, Ab. Rashid DFO Pohru, Mohammad Maqbool Baba Wildlife Warden North Division, Fayaz Ahmed DFO Social Forestry Division Kupwara and other officers were present on the occasion.

A chinar sapling was also planted by PCCF at Gulgam Forest Nursery to highlight departmental efforts towards its conservation. (KNS)