Jammu and Kashmir News
JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 15- To infuse accountability and transparency in sale of timber, Minister for Forest, Environment and Ecology, Bali Bhagat today launched e – portal for online registration of consumers. The e–portal can be accessed on the web site of J&K Forest Department www.jkforest.gov.in.
The J&K Forest Department has taken up digitization of all the original demarcation records of Forest Land in Jammu as well as in Kashmir divisions. The digitization process is under progress and is being executed through J&K e-governance Agency.
After the completion of digitization of forest records, the data shall be uploaded on the State data centre with the objective of making it available to all the territorial DFOs through internet facility.
The Minister lauded the role of the Forest Department and SFC and stressed that in view of the growing requirements of timber and firewood in rural areas, the department has a very significant role to play especially in view of the environmental threats like climate change and global warming that the world is facing today. He asked the officers of various wings of the department to work in coordination for the conservation of forests. He asked the officers to work with zeal and enthusiasm for better results and stressed on community involvement to achieve the desired results.
Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, Chief Conservator of Forest Jammu, Chief Conservator of Forest S&D, Chief Conservator of Forest, Environment and Ecology, DFOs and officers of Jammu division were also present on the occasion.