DC Kulgam directs quick removal of Russian Poplars

ANANTNAG: To comply with the directions of J&K High Court regarding removal of Russian Poplar trees across the Kashmir Valley, DC Kulgam Showkat Aijaz today directed to remove all such Tress across the district on war-footing basis.
During the meeting officers of Revenue departments apprised him about the status of Russian Poplars in their jurisdictions and steps taken to remove them.
The Deputy Commissioner set the target of 20 lakh Russian Poplar trees to be cut down within a week’s time by field functionaries.
He also strictly directed the officers to ensure removal of these Tress from all government and private land including Hospitals, Educational Institutions, Offices and along the road side.