Ensure timber distribution among consumers: Shabir to DFO’s
Srinagar: Impressing upon forest authorities to ensure distribution of timber among deserved consumers well in time, Minister of State for Forest and Power, Shabir Ahmad Khan underscored the need that instructions issued by the government for time-bound stocking and supply of timber to the consumers should be implemented in letter and spirit to facilitate their construction schedule before winter.
This was stated by the Minister while interacting with the deputationists of Bandipora and Islamabad (Anantnag) districts here today, which met the Minister to apprise him about their timber demands and sought early redressal of these.
They apprised the Minister that their timber sanctions have been kept pending by the concerned authorities from last two to three years and pleaded that their genuine timber sanctions may be operated on priority so that they could complete their constructions especially residential houses.
The Minister took serious note of the complaints and directed concerned DFOs to give priority on pending timber sanctions while issuing timber at sale outlets. He assured the deputationists that their genuine demands would be got solved on priority.
The Minister also called upon forest authorities to keep close vigil on timber smuggling and ensure that funds under CAMPA are being expended only for development of forests, adding that any negligence in this regard would not be tolerated and erring officials would be dealt with stringent action under rules.
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