Baramulla: In Compliance to the directions of High Court of J&K, with regard to the potential threat to human health, the Deputy Commissioner Baramulla has ordered immediate removal of poplar trees of female Russian Species across the district. All the revenue officers viz ADC’s, ACR, SDM’s, Tehsildar’s and BFO, Social Forestary have been directed to ensure compliance of the HIigh Court Directions in letter and spiritit. Nodal officers have also been appointed for their respective jurisdictions in this matter.
ADC Sopore has been appointed as Nodal Officer for Tehsil Sopore, Rafiabad, Zaingeer, Bomai, Dangerpora, Watergam, Dangiwacha, Khoie, Rohama, while as ACR Baramulla for Tehsil Baramulla, Wagoora, Kreeri, Narwah. Similarly, SDM Uri to look into Tehsil Uri and Boniyar. SDM Gulmarg appointed as Nodal Officer for Tangmarg, Kunzer and Kawarhama Tehsils, while as SDM Pattan Nodal Officer for Pattan and Singpora Tehsils.
The Nodal Officers have been asked to ensure felling/ cutting of female Russian Poplar trees through designated committees comprising of the officials of Revenue, Social Forestary, R&B and Irrigation and Flood Control Department. They shall submit their action report twice every week viz. Wednesday and Saturday.
SSP’s of Baramulla and Sopore have also been asked to pass appropriate instructions to concerned SHO’s to provide adequate police protection to the concerned during the removal of female Russian Poplar trees in the district whenever required.