Sanjeev Verma inspects afforestation, development works in JFD
JAMMU: The Commissioner Secretary Forest Ecology and Environment Sanjeev Verma on Wednesday inspected afforestation and other development works in Chowki Choura belt of Jammu Forest Division (JFD).
During his interaction with the Village Panchayat Plantation Committee Chowki Choura and PRI members Commissioner Secretary asked them to identify available common, community, Shamlat areas and their private land for raising plantations of short rotation hybrid species of Poplar and Eucalyptus which would yield good economic returns.
He said several Plywood Industries are coming up in Jammu in coming days.
Directions were issued to the department of Social Forestry to raise and distribute good quality hybrid clones of Poplar and Eucalyptus among the interested farmers of the area.
He asked the Soil and Water Conservation Department to prepare estimates for construction of Ponds in nearby Forest and Village common land.
He also asked for construction of more Check dams in the suitable locations as projected by various Sarpanchs of the area.
During his inspection of the afforestation work of JFD in village Shaura, Commissioner Secretary asked the concerned to cover more and more degraded areas by planting local species as per the prescription of the working plan.
Later, he planted saplings of Peepal and Bargad in CAMPA closure in Compartment number11/K at Shaura.
At Compartment number 38/K, Commissioner Secretary inspected felling of trees on forest land being diverted to Border Roads Organization for construction of Road from Akhnoor to Poonch.