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DC Kupwara chairs meeting of DLFRA Committee

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KUPWARA: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kupwara Doifode Sagar Dattatray on Thursday chaired a meeting of District Level Forest Rights Act (DLFRA) Committee to review the status of FRA claims.

On the occasion, five community FRA claims were put for discussion before the committee which were received from the Sub Divisional Level FRA Committee. Out of which, four were sent to the sub divisional level committee for revivification and were rejected.

The DC stressed upon the members to work with diligence as the onus lies upon them.

He directed them to go through the procedures laid down under the Forest Rights Act for its smooth implementation on ground.

On the occasion, it was informed that the total number of cases discussed at FRC level is 2138 till date.

Out of which, 1155 cases were rejected, while 983 cases were cleared. The cleared cases include 760 IRFC and 223 CFRC level cases.

It was also informed that the cases cleared by FRC shall be placed before the sub divisional level forest committee headed by ADC Handwara, ACR Kupwara and SDM Lolab for examination and further recommendations. While the cases cleared by the sub divisional level forest committee shall be placed before the DLC for final decisions.

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