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Div Com Kmr reviews implementation of NGT directions

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Directs officers to complete demarcation of wetlands, demolish encroachment structures

Srinagar: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole, on Monday took a review meeting for effective implementation of directions of National Green Tribunal and action taken by the concerned departments, here.

During the meeting, Div Com directed officers to complete the demarcation of eight wetlands and two lakes including Wular and Dal. He directed them to remove the encroachments within fifteen days and besides complete the process of deweeding, de-silting in a time-bound manner and asked them to take concrete action for sewerage treatment and solid waste management.

The meeting deliberated over the comprehensive restoration plan of wetlands, fencing of wetlands, biomass resource utilization, budget support and demolition of intersectional bunds.

Meanwhile, Div Com directed concerned officers that no paddy shall be allowed on the land belonging to the wetlands from the next season.

The meeting was attended by District administration officers of Baramulla, Srinagar, Pulwama, Bandipora, Ganderbal Budgam besides Commissioner SMC, VC LAWDA, Director Rakhs and Farms, CED WUCMA, Regional Wildlife Warden, Chief Engineers I&FC and R&B Kashmir and Regional Director State Pollution Control Board.

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