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SRINAGAR: In order to celebrate World Environment Day, a plantation drive was carried out by Chairman, Legislative Council, J&K Haji Anayat Ali in presence of Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC Kargil Shri Kacho Ahmed Ali Khan, Dy. Commissioner Kargil Vikas Kundal and Sr. Superintendent of Police Kargil T. Gyalpo at District Police Lines Kargil. The plantation drive at DPL Kargil has been a part of mega plantation drive organized by District Administration Kargil and Forest Department Kargil.

 

Hon'ble Chairman Legislative Council J&K, Haji Anayat Ali impressed upon the officers and jawans to protect the eco-system by promoting plantations and preserving the nature. He also praised District Police Kargil headed by SSP Kargil Sh. T. Gyalpo in carrying out various social friendly events. Hon'ble CEC LAHDC Kargil Kacho Ahmed Ali Khan also lauded the role of District Police Kargil for its public friendly policing and also expressed his views about the importance of plants and trees in maintaining a better eco-system.

 

SSP Kargil T. Gyalpo thanked the dignitaries for encouraging District Police Kargil at each and every occasion and assured that no stone will be left unturned to serve the general public of Kargil. Divisional Forest Officer Kargil, Sh. Mohd Ali, Additional Superintendent of Police Sh. Arun Gupta-KPS, Additional Dy. Commissioner Kargil Imtiyaz Kacho-KAS besides other civil and police officers were also present on the occasion. Later, the Chairman Legislative Council J&K also interacted with the Officers and jawans at District Police Lines Kargil.

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SRINAGAR: There was a relief for citizens when clouds shielded the Kashmir Valley from the scorching heat on Tuesdayafternoon. Heavy rain accompanied by gusty winds in Kashmir brought respite from the hot spell for the residents, bringing down the day temperature significantly. Heavy rain and gusty winds were reported from many parts of Kashmir where the maximum temperature was mostly eight degrees above normal, officials said. Light to moderate rainfall, accompanied by lightning and thunder, was reported in various parts of the city. 

 

Yesterday, the meteorological department declared a heat wave across Kashmir with Srinagar recording the season's highest temperature of 34.4 degrees Celsius, 8.1 degrees above normal. The MeT department had predicted no relief for the next few days from the scorching heat. The rain came as a pleasant surprise. “The brief rain spell witnessed in some parts of the city in the evening was due to a locally developed system,” said a Met official. The temperature noted a nominal drop of one degree due to this. As the rainfall was sparse, it could not be measured in several parts of the city. 

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NEW DELHI: Minister for Forest, Ecology and Environment, Rajiv Jasrotia, attended State Environment Ministers' Conference followed by a celebration of World Environment Day by United Nation's Environment Programme at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. The Conference was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narinder Modi who was also chief guest at the celebration of World Environment Day programme.

 

Union Minister's, Chief Ministers of various states, Forest Ministers, environmentalists, academia and several prominent personalities including ambassadors of various countries attended the Conference. On the occasion, State Forest Minister Jasrotia interacted with several dignitaries including Erik Solheim, Executive Director UN Environment programme and invited him to Jammu and Kashmir for mulling further ways and means for forest and environment protection.

 

He referred to him about biodiversity and rich forests of J&K and their need to be protected to which government is committed. Jasrotia also talked to Grammy award winner Ricky Key and also invited him to J&K and discussed with him idea of making a documentary depicting campaign for the protection of the environment. The Forest Minister, on the occasion, visited an exhibition of stalls themed on World Environment Day and took a keen interest in plastic alternatives, wood substitutes, bamboo articles/furniture floor tiles and besides interacted with entrepreneurs on plastic substitutes.

 

Later, he also attended a mega function organized by UN Environment programme hosted by Erik Solheim. The State Environment Ministers' Conference comprised six sessions including inaugural session, State action plan on climate change, Environment impact assessment, Waste to wealth, National clean air programme and a concluding session. Pertinently, considering global leadership in environmental protection and climate change sectors the United Nation's Environment Programme had chosen India for the celebration of World Environment Day on June 5, 2018.