SAC approves amendment in Jammu and Kashmir Forest Act-1987

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SRINAGAR: The State Administrative Council (SAC), which met here under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved the proposed amendment in the J&K Forest Act, 1987, to facilitate cultivation, harvesting, transportation, trade and processing of bamboo which has an important role in the rural economy.

The amendment will boost and encourage the farmers to cultivate bamboo as a cash crop, which could play a pivotal role in poverty alleviation and spread of bamboo cultivation to other parts of the State, too. This shall be an important milestone for the holistic development of bamboo in J&K.

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