Inaugurated Range Office Khrew Pampore
PAMPORE: A winter plantation drive was launched by Chief Wildlife warden Jammu and Kashmir Suresh Kumar Gupta at Khaarhajan Khunmoh wildlife sanctuary of wildlife Range Khrew on Wednesday.
The Chief Wildlife warden J&K, Suresh Kumar Gupta was accompanied by wildlife warden Kashmir Rashid Yahya Nakash, Wildlife warden Dachigam Altaf Hussain,
Environmental Lawyer Adv Nadeem Qadri and other officials of the wildlife department.
The plantation drive was organised by the department of wildlife protection and was kick started by Chief wildlife warden J&K Suresh Kumar Gupta, who was warmly welcomed by officials, employees, students and volunteers from Go Green Kashmir.
During the winter plantation drive Chief Wildlife Warden J&K, Suresh Kumar Gupta along wildlife warden Kashmir Rashid Yahya Nakash, Wildlife warden Dachigam Altaf Hussain, Environmental Lawyer Adv Nadeem Qadri, wildlife Ranger of Range Khrew Khursheed Ahmad and other officials of the wildlife department protection, students of government higher secondary school Khunmoh, staff members and volunteers of Go Green Kashmir planted a number of tress in wildlife sanctuary, officials told Kashmir Reader.
Before plantation drive Chief Wildlife warden J&K pledged to join hands with the Wildlife department to save forests and forest life.
The participants also took an oath and pledged to protect forests and wild animals.
Later, Chief wildlife Warden J&K, Suresh Kumar visited Khrew Pampore and inaugurated Range Office Khrew in presence of Regional wildlife warden Kashmir Rashid Nakash, Wildlife warden Dachigam Altaf Hussain, Ranger Khursheed Ahmad, Adv Nadeem Qadri at Shar Shali area of Pampore.
Wildlife officials, employees and students also present on the occasion.
Chief wildlife warden J&K distributed sweets and Chocolates among the students.
Talking to Kashmir Reader at wildlife sanctuary Khonmoh Chief wildlife warden J&K Suresh Kumar Gupta said that the department is planting fruit, fodder and shelter trees every year in wildlife protected areas so that wild animals get food and shelter.
” Today we have started a winter plantation drive here in Khunmoh forest conservation reserve, this year’s target for plantation and low cost intervention is around 8 lakh,” he said, adding that they planted different trees including Wild Apple, Chesu Nut and Qiro.
He advised people for not to panic in case they find any wild animal roaming in the nearby forest area.
” They should inform us or local police so that the animal is taken care in a professional manner,” he said.
He also advised people to play their part in conserving protected forest areas.
He informed that they inaugurated an office building for the range so that the same is utilised by the concerned staff.
He told Kashmir Reader that they have a RAFEX budget for casual labourers who were registered during 2016-17.
Under the CAMPA scheme some people are hired for forest fire fighting and managing man-animal conflict.
He said that they are paid hiring charges
“During previous governments many people came with slips from politicians to be hired under CAMPA, we did rationalisation and further rationalisation will be done to retain genuine persons only,” he said.