User Rating: 0 / 5

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive
  • Dy CM underlines need for collective efforts

JAMMU: Stressing on the need to evolve a society where individuals voluntarily submit to the civic standards, Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta today said that there is dire need to make collective efforts to create awareness regarding cleanliness and hygiene.  Deputy Chief Minister said this while addressing a valedictory function of 3-Day Intensive Awareness Initiative for Clean Tawi – Clean Jammu #Hero4Tawi conceived and supervised by Bharti Vaid, Chairperson Jammu and Kashmir Police Wives Welfare Association PWWA (Police Pariwar).

Kavinder Gupta while complementing the J&K Police especially Chairperson PWWA (J&K Police Pariwar) for taking the initiative and organizing such a mega event, said that keeping our surroundings neat and clean is the responsibility of every individual. "It is moral duty of every one to think over Swatchhta which is effects one and all" said the Deputy Chief Minister. The main highlights of this 3-day campaign were Walk for Tawi, Cultural Programmes, Nukkad Nataks, Slogan, painting competition, lectures on waste management, quiz, on spot prizes at different places across Jammu city, Tawi cleanup, cleanliness drive at different places, distribution of langer / community meals, bike rally flag off etc.

MLC Ramesh Arora and MLC Surinder Ambardar were the Guests of honour on the occasion. At the beginning of the programme, Dy CM felicitated  the organisations which supported the campaign. Mrs. Bharti Vaid, Chairperson Jammu and Kashmir Police Wives Welfare Association PWWA (Police Pariwar) gave a power point presentation from the state of conceptualization of the initiative to its implementation. She thanked all the stakeholders and individuals, businessmen who supported the campaign. Earlier, Deputy CM visited the Marithia Mohalla inTrikuta Nagar to meet the   Friday night fire victims.  One person died and many slums were gutted in the fire. On the occasion, the Deputy CM gave away Red Cross relief to 43 families affected by the fire incident.

User Rating: 0 / 5

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

SRINAGAR: Government today accorded sanction to the renaming of Lakhanpur Forest Check Post as Anti-Polythene Check Post with the sole purpose of checking the entry of polythene in the state. The Check Post shall be manned and monitored by Forest Territorial, Pollution Control Board, and Forest Protection Force. The Check Post shall have the staff headed by the Range Officer Forest (Territorial) Lakhanpur under the overall supervision of Divisional Forest Officer Lakhanpur. The team shall work as Rapid Action Force and shall take all the necessary steps to check polythene related matters. Meanwhile, the Government also ordered that the anti-pollution check post-Lakhanpur shall also check smuggling of willow and minor forest produce.

User Rating: 0 / 5

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

SRINAGAR: Minister for Tourism, Tassaduq Hussain Mufti, today visited Hokarsar wetland to take stock of various activities being taken by the Wildlife Department for its conservation. MLA Batamaloo Noor Mohammad, Wildlife Warden Rashid Naqash and various other senior officials of the department accompanied the Minister. Mufti visited various spots in and around the wetland and stressed for implementing best practices for its conservation. He sought details regarding the measures being taken by the department to conserve the wetland.

 

He was informed that the department is taking various measures to preserve the Queen Wetland (Hokarsar Wetland) covering an estimated area of 25694 Kanals, besides eight other wetlands across the Valley. The Minister was further told that wetlands like Hokarsar, Haigam, Mirgund, Shallaugh are the natural settlement for the migratory birds. He was informed that every year around seven to eight lakh migratory birds visit wetlands of Valley like graylag, gees, mallards, pintails, wagons, gadwalls, sandhill cranes, coot, terns and during last year 7.5 lakh guest birds visited the wetland.

 

It was said that these wetlands are paradise for these guest birds, which travel thousands of miles from Russia, China, Eastern Europe and the Philippines to spend their winter season here. He was briefed that special teams are formed as soon as Kashmir valley approaches towards winter season as migratory birds flock to their winter homes—wetlands—in the Valley to protect them from poachers.

 

The Minister directed for taking strict action against the people involved in bird poaching and encroachment of the wetland, besides conducting awareness programs regarding the conservation of water bodies. Mufti was informed that migratory birds feed upon unwanted weeds and material and keep water body clean, besides these migratory birds play an important role in the tourism industry as a large number of bird lovers across the country visit the migratory birds’ places and add to the economy of the state.