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CS chairs 108th FAC meeting; several proposals cleared

SRINAGAR, JUNE 11: The Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) headed by Chief Secretary, B B Vyas on Monday in its 108thmeeting cleared several proposals of urgent developmental and public importance, on the specified terms and conditions.

The proposals cleared today include use of forest land for construction of PMGSY roads and other critical infrastructure.

Financial Commissioner Revenue, Commissioner/Secretary Forest, Ecology & Environment, PCCF/Chief Wild Life Warden J&K and other senior officers/concerned HoDs attended the meeting.

While reiterating the directions for ensuring minimum felling of trees and undertaking compensatory afforestation over alternate land in lieu of diversion of forest land, Chief Secretary stressed upon strict supervision and monitoring of approved works in the forest areas.