District Development Commissioner Ganderbal today convened a meeting to review the functioning of Forest, Social forestry, State Forest Co-operation, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry and Municipal Committee Ganderbal.
DDC directed the officers of Forest and Soil conservation departments for taking up forestation drive and asked them to increase plantations in the nurseries. The Sericulture Department was asked to put in more efforts to increase the production of cocoons.
The DDC called for taking appropriate steps for expanding the sericulture activities in the remote areas of the district. He said that the people particularly women from rural areas need to be involved in sericulture activities which would help in sericulture production and ameliorate their economic profile
He stressed upon the Animal Husbandry Department to adopt innovative techniques to increase the production of milk, eggs, and poultry and emphasized on setting up of Milk Cooperative Societies for the same.
Regarding the dumping of timber, SFC apprised the meeting that out of 1, 14069 cft, 86000 cft timbers has been disturbed among 1945 beneficiaries, besides timber to the mosques and other religious institutions.
DDC also reviewed the working of Municipal Committee Ganderbal and directed them to work effectively and cautiously in particular to the permission being granted to buildings in urban sites. He also directed the EO Municipal Committee to monitor the illegal encroachment of roads and foot paths by the street vendors so that the common public should not face any inconvenience.
He asked the concerned departments to work in close coordination for better implementation of the schemes and welfare programmes.
The meeting was also attended by CPO Ganderbal, DFO Sindh, DFO Social forestry, DM (SFC), Executive officer Municipal committee Ganderbal and other officers.