Bali for fencing, uploading retrieved forest land on GPS

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Calls for concerted efforts to increase green cover

SRINAGAR: Minister for Forests, Environment and Ecology, Bali Bhagat, Friday, called for concerted efforts to bring more land under forests in the State besides launching measures to protect and conserve the precious green gold.

He was speaking at a meeting to review the functioning of forest department of Kashmir Division.

The Minister stressed on taking up the fencing work immediately on all retrieved forest lands and its demarcation and uploading on the Global Positioning System (GPS). 

He said forest demarcation would prevent chances of encroachment in future.  He called upon the officers to take steps to retrieve the forest land wherever it has been encroached.

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