Forest dept launches outreach programme in Rafiabad

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BARAMULLA: Forest Department, Langate Division on Wednesday started outreach programme in Naribal, Kutru Naribal and Lariangan of Rafiabad under Sharakat programme.
The forest outreach team sensitised the forest dwellers about various existing forest-based schemes which include free LPG connections, skill development programmes, benefit sharing schemes.
Speaking on the occasion, Conservator of Forests, North Circle, Irfan Rasool said, “Forest conservation is linked to prosperity of forest villages, therefore, to improve the levels of forest protection, we need to improve the socioeconomic status of all such villages.”