Mian Altaf supports Tree Talk for Srinagar
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, May 6: Forest Minister, Mian Altaf is understood to have given a go ahead to the hosting of Tree Talk program in Kashmir following attempt by some officials of his ministry who didn’t want to let it go beyond Jammu province.
Tree Talk, an awareness program on forest flora and fauna of the state by Conservator of Forest Dr OP Sharma aka Vidyarthi that became an instant hit in Jammu since autumn of last year, was about to be concluded in the winter Capital.
Sources said close to the Durbar Move to Srinagar, a senior official in the Forest Department had sought closure of the voluntary initiative, which takes no funds from the government. The weekly Tree Talk was to see its end on the 22nd session in Jammu and no such program was to be held in Srinagar.
“But the moment Forest Minister came to know about the discriminatory directions, he asked the concerned to go ahead with the program in Srinagar as well,” said sources privy to the Minister said.
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