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‘Jungle Bachao, Jungle Badhao’ meet held in Jagtiyal

Hyderabad: As part of ‘Jungle Bachao, Jungle Badhao’ movement as directed by Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao, a massive interaction programme involving all departments, newly elected Sarpanches, habitual forest offenders, VSS members, sawmill owners carpenters etc., was held in Jagtiyal to discuss the modalities of forest conservation and preparation of strategic action plan.

The meeting was attended by M C Pargaien, Additional PCCF, District Collector Sarath, SP Sindhu Sharma and all departmental officers.

All the newly elected Ssarpanches, while interacting, assured to deliver sincerity for environmental conservation as entrusted under the Panchayat Act.

Addressing the gathering, the Jagtiyal SP urged all the departments to take equal interest in protection and development of forests besides assuring full support to Forest Department as and when required.

District Collector Sarath requested all departmental officers to ensure their active involvement in the areas of protection of existing plantations, providing alternate livelihood to habitual smugglers and those person dependent upon wood selling , providing gas connections to needy people, priority to ROFR villagers in taking up horticulture programme etc.,

Pargaien stressed on the continuity of active involvement and cooperation of line departments specially police department so to act in comprehensive manner to tackle the issue of forest degradation due to felling and encroachment and also protection of existing forest and wild life.

More than 600 people participated in this programme organised by DFO Jagtiyal. (INN)

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