Licences for wood based industries to be dealt online: Officials

Licences for wood based industries to be dealt online: Officials
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JAMMU: Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF), J&K, Suresh Chug Saturday chaired the State Level Committee (SLC) meeting on wood based industries at Van Bhawan Jammu.
During the meeting, pending cases for issuance of Primary Wood Based industry licences were discussed thread bare and considered accordingly.
To streamline the process under “Ease of Doing Business” strategy being adopted by state government, it was discussed that issuance of licences under primary wood based industries shall be floated on-line in close association with Industry Department of J&K.
The SLC directed the licensing authority to monitor the functioning of units on regular basis and monthly returns as mandated under SRO 103 of 2012 so that the units violating the norms are dealt under relevant provision of above rules and JK Forest Act.
Further, it was also decided in the meeting that as per Supreme Court guidelines and relevant guidelines issued by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, detailed review of units already installed will be conducted and fresh assessment will be submitted to SLC for consideration.
The meeting was attended by Sarvesh Rai, Additional PCCF (Settlement & Demarcation), Vasu Yadav Managing Director, SFC, Sameer Bharati CCF Jammu, Samuel Changkija CF Central, Dr R.S Sharma Director Industries & Commerce, B. Mohandaas CF East Jammu, Vivek Verma CF Working Plan.