Identify wastelands for development activities: CS
Srinagar: Chief Secretary Madhav Lal Friday asked the Revenue Department to liaise with the Department of Environment and Remote Sensing for identification of wastelands where new colonies, industrial estates and other developmental activities could be undertaken.
Chairing a meeting on identification of wastelands, Lal said the process of identification of wastelands and its consequent development will minimize conversion of prime agriculture and horticulture land for non-agricultural activities.” “The identification will help the planners, administrators and decisions makers to prioritize wastelands in different districts for appropriate use,” he said.
Lal said preference in the identification of wastelands should be given to twin capital cities, which he said, are stifled due to increasing population pressure and fast urbanization.
It was stated that 1500 sq kms of waste land have been identified through remote sensing and GIS mapping in the state, which shall be corroborated through on-spot inspections by the Revenue authorities.
The meeting was attended by Financial Commissioner Revenue Pramod Jain, Commissioner Secretary Industries and Commerce, Umang Narula, Commissioner Secretary Forests, Shantmanu, Vice Chairman Srinagar Development Authority, Dilshada Khan and Director Environment and Remote Sensing RK Kesar.
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