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Recently LG Manoj Sinha at international day of forest asked the officials and the people to work in coordination so that there is equitable socio economic development especially of those villages which are near to forests

He asked the Forests Department and other stakeholders to ensure that policy on ‘Sustainable Utilization of Non-timber Forest Produce in J&K’ is fully operationalized on ground to maximize its benefits to the people, especially women and tribal communities.

He emphasized on promoting high-value forest produce like Gucci mushroom and Artemisia herbal plant which can be found in abundance in the forests of Jammu Kashmir to bring significant improvement in the quality of life of the forest-dependent population without harming the forests.

He highlighted the efforts made in the last two years for protection of natural resources and for extending economic benefits, livelihood and entrepreneurship opportunities to tribal families.

Under the guidance of Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi ji, a large population of our tribal families dependent on forests have been granted their Forest Rights for which they have been waiting for years.

He asked the Tribal Affairs Department and the district administration to work in mission mode for granting individual rights under the Forest Rights Act and establishment of Van Dhan Kendras.

He complimented the Forest Department and allied wings for achieving higher targets under “One Beat Guard, One Village” programme under the campaign “Har Gaon Hariyali” and for their forest conservation awareness efforts.

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