Conservator of Forests South Kashmir visits Verinag, assures help to fire victims of Tribal community

Srinagar May 31 (KNS):  Conservator of Forests,South Kashmir Irfan Ali Shah,visited remote tribal Umoh area of Verinag, Anantnag where three houses and cattle shed belonging to Gujjar community  were gutted completely  in a midnight blaze sometime ago.He was accompanied by DFO Anantnag Mohammad Ramzan Mir.

He at the occasion visited the affected house owners  from the tribal community and listened to the pleas and concerns of the fire victims.
Expressing his sympathies and grief to the fire victims over the incident Shah assured to extend all possible help to affected victims
 He termed the incident “unfortunate” and “tragic”.
“The incident led to the  loss of property of poor people from Tribal community living on forest fringe and added all possible measures will be taken to help the victims. He also directed Range officer to follow up the case with   officials of Revenue Department for speedy possible help to the fire victims.
The Conservator of Forests while interacting with the local tribal leaders of the area said that Forest Department will provide timber to the fire victims as per norms.He during his visit, expressed sympathy and solidarity with the fire victims and assured them of facilitating their early rehabilitation and rebuilding of their damaged properties.The local Sarpanch and elders from  tribal community thanked the Conservator of Forests for his kind gesture and reach out.(KNS)

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