JK eyes forest conservation models of Assam, Meghalaya
Mian Altaf visits northeastern states, meets experts
Jammu, Apr 16: Jammu and Kashmir Government is exploring the possibility to adopt the forest conservation models of northeast states, Meghalaya and Assam for long-term conservation of green gold of the State.
In this regard, the Minister for Forests and Environment, Mian Altaf Ahmad, accompanied by a team of officers visited the twin northeast states. Officials said Altaf held series of meeting in Guwahati (Assam) and Shillong (Meghalaya) with the Forest, Wildlife and Pollution Control Board authorities to know about the forest conservation and development schemes being implemented by them.
The twin states have registered major achievements in the conservation of forests and restoration of degraded forests over past some years.
The Minister, during his three day tour to these states, besides holding meetings with the local authorities also visited various forest areas, particularly, world famous Rain Forests of Cherrapunji (Meghalaya) on Bangladesh border.
The Minister also discussed the forest, wildlife and environment conservation models being implemented by the two states and sought suggestions from the authorities about viability of their implementation in Jammu and Kashmir.
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