Trout Rearing Unit Coming Up at Nowhar

0Shares

Budgam—Minister of State for Forest, Environment, Fisheries and Cooperatives, Mir Zahoor Ahmad Tuesday visited Nowhar Surisyar in Budgam and inspected the ongoing work on Rs 41 lakh Trout Rearing Unit there.

On the Occasion, the Fisheries Department briefed the Minister about the progress of the project. It was said that an amount of Rs 36 Lakh have been utilized on the project, so far, and is expected to be completed within a month. Around nine kanals of land is in the possession of the Department for the rearing unit.

The Minister directed the concerned to construct concrete bund on Nallah Doodganga as a safety and protection to the farm. He also asked them to start construction on boundary wall of the premises of the Trout Unit.

During the tour, Mir Zahoor also took stock of Sheikh-ul-Alam Forest Nursery. He expressed satisfaction over the working of the Department and asked them to work with utmost dedication and zeal.

The Minister was briefed that there are 3.34 lakh kail plants, 1.14 lakh deodar, 1500 fur plants and 1500 medicinal plants including dioscorea, artemisia, anwa and salvia sclarea sage saplings presently available at the Nursery.

Taking stock of the achievements registered under Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) in Charari Sharief block of the district, Mir Zahoor was informed that 15 hectare area tackled, 7000 rft fenced, 875 fence posts used and 21 quintals barbed wire was used. It was also given out that 18500 conifers were planted in the block, 1000 dibbling and 1000 patch sowing was achieved, so far, under the scheme.

He was also informed that 60 sq hectares of encroached forest land has been recovered from encroachers during the last 5 years in district Budgam. The Minister directed the concerned to redouble their efforts so that rest of encroached forest land is recovered.

Be Part of Quality Journalism

Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.

ACT NOW
MONTHLYRs 100
YEARLYRs 1000
LIFETIMERs 10000

CLICK FOR DETAILS


Observer News Service

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

KO SUPPLEMENTS