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NEW DELHI: Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) Suresh Chugh led delegation from the State participated in the National Workshop on “Taking forward the climate Agenda” in which the representatives of all the States implementing the National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (NAFCC) Projects participated. The workshop was also attended by Union Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Dr Harsh Vardhan among others.

The PCCF highlighted the achievements and challenges before the State with regards to combating the effects of climate change. The team led by PCCF which also included State Coordinator, Climate Change Cell, Department of Ecology, Environment and Remote Sensing Majid Farooq participated in the discussion wherein ideas for better ways to deal climate change were discussed.

Suresh Chugh presented the progress achieved under NAFCC funded “Climate Resilient Sustainable Agriculture in Rainfed (Kandi) Farming Areas of Jammu & Kashmir”. Despite constraints, the progress achieved under the project was highly appreciated. The Agriculture Production Department was asked to increase the pace of utilization funds so that the desired results are achieved within the sanctioned time-frame of the project. NABARD was also requested to ensure timely fund flow for the project. The need for training/transfer of technology and capacity building was discussed threadbare.

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SRINAGAR: The higher reaches in Kashmir received fresh snowfall, while rains lashed plains on Tuesday resulting a drop in the temperature. As per the officials, heavy snowfall forced the closure of the Srinagar-Leh national highway. The upper reaches of the valley including Gulmarg and Sonmarg tourist destinations received fresh snowfall. 

According to a meteorological department official, light to moderate rain or snow is likely to be witnessed on higher reaches during next 24 hours to 36 hours. On the other hand, Srinagar, received rains leading to landslides on the Jammu-Srinagar highway which disrupted traffic on Tuesday. The landslides were triggered by heavy rains in Digdole area.

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SRINAGAR: The local Metrological department has predicted rain and snowfall from late tonight till Oct 10. “A spell of Rain/Snow (On Mountains) most likely from late Tonight to 10th Forenoon in J&K, mainly Kashmir region,” Lotus said. “Light to Moderate rain/snow (on higher reaches) at fairly widespread to widespread places of Kashmir, fairly widesprad places of Jammu and at a few places of Ladakh (Mainly Kargil Dist) during next 24 to 36hrs from late tonight.” Advisory: Chances of light to Moderate snowfall on Zojila, Sinthan Pass, Mugal Road.