Agri dept begins to remove illegal encroachments at Rakh-i-Gund Aksha

Agri dept begins to remove illegal encroachments at Rakh-i-Gund Aksha

SRINAGAR: Department of Agriculture Kashmir has initiated a demolition drive for removing illegal encroachments at Rakh-i-Gund Aksha, Gangbugh beat.
Elaborate logistics and security arrangements were made for carrying out the drive effectively, an official statement said here.
“The Rakhs and Farms Wing of Agriculture Department have drawn up a comprehensive plan for removal of encroachments and demolishing illegal structures in near future that may have come up on the Government Rakh land,” it added.
The demolition was taken up after a complaint in the office of Divisional Commissioner Kashmir that some illegal structures were being constructed in the Government Rakh land.
Director Agriculture Kashmir Syed Altaf Aijaz Andrabi said that department is making efforts to protect the agriculture land and added that the drive will continue to retrieve all such Rakh land which have been illegally occupied by the violators. He said that disciplinary action will be initiated against the officials if found guilty in allowing such encroachments.
The Director further said that the staff from general category will be posted to the Rakhs and Farms Wing to increase their manpower and running departmental affairs smoothly.
A team of senior officers including Joint Director Agriculture Extension, Deputy Director Central, Assistant Director Rakhs and Farms supervised the demolition drive.