SAC approves amendment in JK Forest Act

SAC approves amendment in JK Forest Act
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SRINAGAR: The State Administrative Council (SAC), chaired by Governor, Satya Pal Malik Friday approved the proposed amendment in the J&K Forest Act, 1987, to facilitate cultivation, harvesting, transportation, trade and processing of bamboo which has an important role in the rural economy.
The amendment will boost and encourage the farmers to cultivate bamboo as a cash crop, which could play a pivotal role in poverty alleviation and spread of bamboo cultivation to other parts of the state, too. This shall be an important milestone for the holistic development of bamboo in J&K, an official handout said.