Dar chairs Environment Committee meeting


Jammu, Nov 20: A meeting of the Committee on Environment of Jammu and Kashmir, Legislative Council was held here today under the Chairmanship of MLC, Ali Mohammad Dar.
Threadbare discussions were held on various issues including role of Municipal Corporations, Town Areas and Municipal Committees working under the umbrellas of Housing and Urban Development Department.
Legislators, QaiserJamsheed Lone, Yash Paul Sharma, Gidrdhari Lal Raina and Pardeep Sharma attended the meeting and gave their valuable suggestions to make the functioning of the Committee more vibrant and result oriented.
The Committee expressed displeasure over Environmental imbalance caused due to mismanagement of Solid Waste throughout the State as a result common masses are faces great inconvenience.
The Committee asked the Housing and Urban Development department to take serious note of disposals made in respect of dumping of garbage and other solid wastage material on the banks of water bodies and other public points to save the human kind from health hazard situation.
The Committee thanked Principal Chief Conservator Forest (PCCF) for his result oriented efforts to curb bhang cultivation in Lolab Bandipora Forest areas, but said that further efforts needs to be taken to curb the ongoing cultivation by the mafia not only there, but throughout the state to save the youth from the clutches of drugs.
Commissioner Secretary Housing & Urban Development Department, Hirdesh Kumar Singh, Commissioner Secretary Forest & Environment, Mohammad Afzal, Chief Wildlife Warden, Manoj Pant, Chairman, Pollution Control Board, Sidharnath Kumar, Director Ecology & Environment, Om Parkash and senior officers of Forest & its allied department, Special Secretary, Legislative Council, Abdul Majid Wani, Dy. Secretary, Legislative Council, Ali Mohd Rabat and senior officers, official of Council Secretariat were present in the meeting.