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  • Minister reviews tourism developmental works undertaken in Kalakote constituency

JAMMU: Minister for Tourism, Tassaduq Hussain Mufti today stressed upon the concerned agencies for taking measures to develop Tattapani, a best tourist destination besides, maintaining its rich heritage, habitat, diverse flora and fauna existing in the area. The Minister was chairing a meeting of officers to review the status of various development works being executed by different agencies to develop tourism infrastructure at Tattapani.


Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries Abdul Ghani Kohli was also present in the meeting. During the meeting, the Minister sought details about the departmental assets, their up-gradation and renovation, capacity building programmes, management of the assets and promotional activities being taken up by the concerned for tourism industry development in the area.


Seeking details regarding various developmental initiatives being executed to develop Tattapani, the Minister was informed that various innovative measures are being undertaken to achieve the tangible results on ground. The Minister stressed for holistic development of Tattpani to attract more tourists to the area. He also directed for developing and redesigning of Sarai establish by R&B department for the conveniences of tourists and people visiting the area. 


Tassaduq Mufti directed for expediting pace of work and completing pending developmental works within the set deadlines, besides directed for completing construction works of washroom complex at Tattapani to avoid inconveniences faced by the people visiting the place. Mufti said that the ground staff service conditions should also be improved so that they could serve the in a more professional manner, besides taking care of maintenance, landscape, plantation, sanitation and proper waste management.


He stressed for making teams to conduct recce, surveys and research for better planning and developing aesthetically rich structures in the area to boost and develop sustainable tourism infrastructure. Seeking details regarding the need and scope of developing the infrastructure in the area, the Minister was informed that a view point and children park needs to be establish in the area.


Mufti directed the officers to synergize their efforts so that the requisite results are achieved within the stipulated timeframe and also get necessary feedback about the status of work and implementation of various initiatives on the ground. Secretary Tourism Sarmad Hafeez, Chief Executive Officer Rajouri Dr Tahir and various concerned officials were also present in the meeting.

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  • Minister inaugurates 2-day National Workshop on Climate Crisis 
  • Climate change biggest environmental emergency

JAMMU: Minister for Forests, Environment and Ecology Choudhary Lal Singh today said that people must plant trees and contribute back to the environment for the climate change, adding that mega environmental and plantation drives have been launched by Forest Department across the State to achieve better results in shaping up the degraded environment. This was stated by the Minister while addressing a large gathering of faculties, students and officers of Forests and its allied wings after inaugurating two-day National Workshop on Climate Crisis-Vulnerabilities and Adaptation Strategies Science and Policy Interface jointly organized by Department of Environmental Science and State Climate Change Centre at Jammu University, here today.


Vice-Chancellor University of Jammu, Prof. R D Sharma, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Ravi Kesar, Commissioner/Secretary Forests, Ecology and Environment Saurabh Bhagat, Director Ecology, Environment and Remote Sensing O P Sharma, Convenor CCVAS University of Jammu Prof. Anil Raina, Ex-VC Gharwal University besides other senior officers of University of Jammu and Forests and its allied wings were present on the occasion. The Minister said change in climate, loss of biodiversity and depletion of natural resources have become serious challenge for modern civilization, because such changes are going to have long lasting effects on the future generation.


“Much of this is nature controlled, but anthropogenic activities have also contributed towards worsening the situation, he said adding that climate change is partly natural and partly the resultant of so called developmental activities of human beings”. Lal Singh further said that loss of biodiversity has resulted from climate change, but selective use of resources by human beings is also significant reason. He said all-natural resources which include land, water and energy are depleting because of their unscrupulous use and the population explosion.   


The Minister said that aim to organize the workshop for educating the students for developing in and around areas of the localities with green cover by planting ornamental, fruit and medicinal plants for health and good environ. He said ‘it is the duty of each person to save green gold in their areas. Choudhary Lal Singh said this is the best initiative taken by the University of Jammu to bring academicians, planners, administrators, researchers and other stakeholders from across the country to deliberate upon the challenges posed by global climate change and extreme events.


He said that the climate change is the biggest environmental emergency that the earth faces today. Inevitable disasters have a multitude of serious implications for both environment and human society, he added. Later, the Minister released three books titled ‘Butterflies of Environment, Park, Raika and Neighbourhood complied by Taslima Sheikh, Emission in Inventory of CO2 in J&K a Sectoral Analysis and National Workshop on Climate Crisis.

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SRINAGAR: Divisional Administration Kashmir Tuesday issued an avalanche warning for next 24-hours for hilly and avalanche prone areas of Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region. “Avalanche warning valid for next 24-hours from March 13 to March 14, 2018, exists for avalanche prone slopes of Kupwara, Bandipora, Baramulla, Anantnag, Kulgam, Budgam, Ganderbal, Kargil and Leh districts of Kashmir Division,” a statement of the Divisional Administration said. Accordingly, all concerned Deputy Commissioners have been asked to take precautionary measures in their respective districts and advise people not to venture in avalanche prone areas during the aforementioned period and monitor the situation regularly to avert any untoward incident.