DC Baramulla appoints nodal officers for cutting Russian poplars

DC Baramulla appoints nodal officers for cutting Russian poplars

Baramulla: Deputy Commissioner Baramulla has ordered immediate removal of female tress of Russain poplars across the district in compliance to the directions of High Court, with regard to the potential threat to human health.
All the revenue officers viz ADC’s, ACR, SDM’s, Tehsildar’s and BFO Social Forestry have been directed to ensure compliance of the court directions in letter and spirit. Nodal officers have also been appointed for their respective jurisdictions.
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.
Senior Superintendents of Police for Baramulla and Sopore have been asked to pass instructions to concerned SHOs to provide adequate police protection to the concerned officials during the cutting of trees in the district whenever required.