Use of forest land for developmental purposes

Use of forest land for developmental purposes

SRINAGAR: The State Administrative Council (SAC), which met here on Wednesday under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik, approved diversion of around 9.335 Ha of forest land in various parts of the State for undertaking developmental activities in the road and other sectors.
The proposals were recommended by the Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) headed by the Chief Secretary in its 110th FAC meeting.
The proposals cleared by the SAC on Wednesday include use of forest land for upgradation of 4-Lane Jammu-Akhnoor section of NH 144 A and the Srinagar-Banihal section, construction of PMGSY roads in Ramnagar and Bandipora Forest Divisions and other critical infrastructure.