SRINAGAR: To discuss the issues pertaining to wood-based industries, Commissioner Secretary Forest, Environment & Ecology, Saurabh Bhagat chaired a meeting here on Wednesday.
The commissioner secretary was informed that State Level Committee (SLC) for wood-based industries headed by the PCCF (Principal Chief Conservator of Forests), has been constituted to address various issues relating to the wood-based industries, an official handout read.
He was also apprised about the J&K wood-based (saw mills, veneer and plywood) industries (registration and regulation) rules 2012 issued vide SRO-103 Dated 26-03-2012 and the need for revision of registration fee and renewal period of wood-based industries of J&K, it read.
Bhagat desired that the State Level Committee (SLC) meeting may be convened within two week’s time and the SLC shall examine the proposal received from PCCF for revision of registration fee, enhancing the period of renewal of license as per the guidelines issued by the MoEF&CC, GoI and Centrally Empowered Committee (CEC) and also opined that the SLC may take into consideration representations made from the wood-based industry unit holders of J&K state in this regard and based on the recommendations of the SLC, the PCCF shall furnish a proposal to the government for revision of registration fee, enhancing the period of renewal of license of wood-based industries, it added.
PCCF (Principal Chief Conservator of Forests), J&K Manoj Pant, CCF (Chief Conservator of Forests) Central, Vasu Yadav, CCF (Kashmir) Farooq Geelani, Special Secretary (Technical) Forest Department, CF Working Plan, J&K, Deputy Secretary (Legal) and Law Officer participated in the meeting.