Anantnag to get 4 lakh cft timber

Srinagar: The Forest Department has fixed a target for distribution of 4.03 lakh cft timber including 1.59 lakh cft for flood victims of district Anantnag for the current year. During 2014-15 the department supplied 4.18 lakh cft timber to 9512 beneficiaries of the district.

This information was given in a meeting chaired by the Minister for Horticulture, Hajj and Auqaf,  A. R. Veeri here today in which the Minister took review of the supply position of timber in Anantnag, Pulwama, Shopian and Kulgam districts and other departmental activities.

Addressing the meeting, the Minister urged the Forest Department to work with utmost dedication and ensure availability of timber in all depots of South Kashmir and its further distribution among the deserving consumers. He also asked them to achieve the fixed targets in full and enforce discipline among the staff from top to bottom.

 Veeri emphasized on adopting a transparent policy for the distribution of timber among the consumers to ensure that the timber requirements of each and every consumer are met.

He was informed that for hassle free distribution of timber among the flood victims, the department established as many as 117 sale depots across the Valley and distributed 4.49 lakh cft among 6950 households in the flood hit areas last year.

It was also given out that 4.18 lakh cft timber including 1.29 lakh cft to flood affected has been issued among 9512 beneficiaries of district Anantnag during the year 2014-15.

 The meeting was attended by the Chief Conservator of Forest Kashmir Nisar Ahmad Darzi, Conservator of Forest Zahoor Jan, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Lidder Division Bijbehara  Himayun Qadri, DFO, Anantnag  Tahir Deva and all Range Officers of district Anantnag.

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