Respect the Forest Rights Act   

Respect the Forest Rights Act   

If the Government is really serious about implementing the Forest Rights Act (FRA) in J&K, then first and foremost, the list of villages should be notified. Then a large-scale awareness campaign has to be launched.

What Happened to Srinagar’s Waste to Energy Project? 

What Happened to Srinagar’s Waste to Energy Project? 

The main challenge for managing solid waste in Srinagar or even Kashmir valley is the dearth of landfill sites. Srinagar city is surrounded by water-bodies and wetlands. There are not even 100 kanals of wasteland available where a new landfill site could be set up.

Grabbing Land to Set up Illegal Garbage Dump Sites 

Grabbing Land to Set up Illegal Garbage Dump Sites 

A garbage dump site being built on an eco-sensitive area—that too against the wishes of four village panchayats—makes it clear that the administration has gone out of control in Jammu and Kashmir

J&K Has Always Been Great Centre Of Sanskrit: LG

J&K Has Always Been Great Centre Of Sanskrit: LG

Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha Thursday said that J&K has always been a great centre of Sanskrit adding, “it is our collective responsibility to revive its glory”.

Govt Shouldn’t Transfer Agricultural Land for Non-Farm Activities

Govt Shouldn’t Transfer Agricultural Land for Non-Farm Activities

At a time when the agricultural land is shrinking day by day and population is on the rise, the Government of India is planning to allow the use of agricultural land in J&K for non-farm activities. In this schema, what is the future of agriculture in Jammu & Kashmir?

Pesticides in our Drinking Water? 

Pesticides in our Drinking Water? 

The PHE Dept is not only supplying unhygienic and untreated drinking water to people of Kulgam but also to neighbouring Anantnag and Shopian districts. Experts from the horticulture and agriculture departments have never created any awareness among farmers on management and protection of water bodies from pesticide sprays.

Kashmir Pollution Control Committee Sans Kashmiri

Kashmir Pollution Control Committee Sans Kashmiri

14 members were appointed as members of the newly constituted J&K Pollution Control Committee in April this year but ironically not a single member belongs to Kashmir valley.

Why Deny Mining Rights to PRIs in J&K ? 

Why Deny Mining Rights to PRIs in J&K ? 

By giving mining contracts in J&K to big contactors and concessionaires, Govt’s own commitment towards strengthening Panchayati Raj institutions (PRIs) gets punctured.

PSGA Fails To Guarantee Public Services 

PSGA Fails To Guarantee Public Services 

The reality is that the General Administration Department (GAD) and other Administrative Departments as well as the DC offices have nothing to share vis a vis PSGA. Since the last 3 years, they haven’t even conducted three training sessions for Govt officials on PSGA.

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