District Development Commissioner (DDC), Budgam Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar Wednesday conducted an extensive tour of Hokarsar wetland and inspected ongoing dredging work of Flood Spill Channel (FSC) at Hajibagh, Soibugh, Shariefabad, Narbal and Sozieth.
The DDC was accompanied by Regional Wildlife Warden,Kashmir, Rashid Yehya Naqash, ADC Budgam, Mushtaq Ahmad Simnani, SE Hydraulicsand Ex.En Flood Control Division Narbal G.A Beigh, Deputy Conservator ofForests Wildlife, Abul Rauf Zargar Tehsildar Budgam, Nusrat Aziz and otherconcerned.
During her visit, the DDC directed the concerned to take updemarcation work of Hokarsar wetland and its peripheries from Hajibagh toSozieth in Budgam district on fast track basis.
She said a joint team of officers and officials from thedepartments of Wildlife Protection, Revenue, Forest and Photo InterpretationOfficials will start demarcation work of Hokarsar wetland and its peripheriesfrom tomorrow, an official handout said.
During the inspection, the DDC stressed on timely completionof all Revenue related issues and said that designated nodal Officer TehsildarBudgam Nusrat Aziz will execute the whole demarcation work as required.
She further instructed concerned to ensure a complete ban onthe land conversions of all types of wetland and urged upon concerned to takeprompt action in such cases against the offenders positively.Expressing concern on the illegal dumping ofgarbage along the peripheries of Hokarsar wetland on either side of Soibughroad, she directed the concerned to remove all the garbage at the earliest.