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Forest Department organizes training for Forest Guards

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SRINAGAR, DECEMBER 29: One Day Orientation Training Programme for the newly recruited Forest Guards of Srinagar Forest Circle was today held here at Sheikhbagh Forest Campus.

The Training Programme was inaugurated by Conservator of Forests, Srinagar Circle Irfan Ali Shah, who in his inaugural address welcomed the newly recruited Forest Guards for being part of J&K Forest Department and stressed upon the importance of Forests and their economic, environmental and social benefits. He also spoke about climate change and vulnerability indices viz J&K state. He laid stress on working with dedication and commitment and leaving no stone unturned in Forest Protection activities.

Various experts from Demarcation Forest Division, WUCMA, Forest Protection Force, and J&K State Forest Corporation, spoke on the diverse forest-based issues including Forest Demarcation, Demarcation records, functioning of Forest Department and its sister concern Departments, their organizational setup, tree identification techniques, Wildlife Management, Forest Biometry, Measurement of land, trees timber logs& Forest Protection, lodging of FIRs, Seizure memos and Challans.

The Training Programme was attended by 112 Forest Guards from Urban Forestry, Pir Panjal, Sindh, Bandipora and Tangmarg Forest Divisions of Srinagar Forest Circle and is a part of continuous Training and Capacity building policy of forest officials.

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