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SRINAGAR: The School of Legal Studies, Central University of Kashmir (CUK) organised an Eco-walk from Yousmarg to Neelnaag and back. As many as 100 students and faculty members participated in the walk. According to Prof. Sheikh Showkat, Head Department of Legal Studies, the main objective of organising the walk was to draw attention of all stakeholders and sensitize students for the protection and preservation of natural resources. “Himalayas in general and Western Himalayas in particular are increasingly getting vandalised because of increased human activity,” he said. 

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UDHAMPUR:  The Rashtriya Rifles Battalion based at Bagga under the aegis of Uniform Force is carrying out a week long cleanliness drive in Mahore region. The Rashtriya Rifles Battalion in close coordination with the civil administration is bringing in awareness amongst the local populace by planting trees, education on eradication of open defecation and use of soak and drainage pit.  Various items like dustbins, brooms and plants were distributed to the villagers as part of Swachh Bharat Campaign.

A lecture on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was also organized by the Rashtriya Rifles Battalion for the villagers .The lecture was aimed at generating awareness about the importance of hygiene and sanitation. The important issues like maintenance and repair of sewage lines, proper disposal of organic waste, recycling of solid waste and keeping the surroundings clean were deliberated upon.

Indian Army has taken the initiatives to spread awareness on such social and civil topics which are essential for the progress of these remote villages and will improve their quality of life. The Locals of the area appreciated the efforts of Indian Army for organizing such cleanliness drive.

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BARAMULLA: Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, Peerzada Mushtaq Ahmad Shah today issued strict directions to the all concerned Officers of the district to remove encroachments from Khascharie land, state land and water bodies including rivers and Nallahs during a meeting held at Baramulla today. The meeting was attended by Additional deputy Commissioner, Assistant Commissioner Revenue, all Sub-Divisional Magistrates and Tehsildars of the district.

 

The Deputy Commissioner during the meeting impressed upon the Officers to ensure that the directions of Honorable High court regarding removal of encroachments form Nallahs and water bodies throughout the district shall be speeded up. He also issued directions for removal of encroachments of illegally encroached Khascharie land and State land and directed the concerned that the reports thereof should be submitted on daily basis. On this occasion, the Deputy Commissioner informed that the drives regarding removal of encroachments form Nallahs, Khascharie and state land is underway throughout the district.