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Axing of Forest trees by Power Company
DC Budgam initiates probe
9/5/2018 10:09:30 PM
Early Times Report
Budgam, Sept 5: Deputy Commissioner Budgam has finally initiated probe against the illegal felling of trees by a private power transmission company which has allegedly axed hundreds of trees in Budgam district alone. DC Budgam vide its order No : DCB/PS-Enquiry /439-42 Dated 3/9/2018 has appointed Additional Deputy Commissioner Budgam to probe into the matter.
As reported already Forest Department & State Forest Corporation (SFC) are under scanner as more than 400 forest trees (Kail) have been cut down in Laden and Buzgoo areas of Budgam district under the garb of laying 440 KV transmission line from Samba to Amargrah. Out of the 400 axed trees sources say that more than 200 felled trees are missing.
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ted on August 18th the role of Jammu & Kashmir Forest department is under scanner as the department has allegedly failed to recover adequate compensation from the power company Sterlite Power which is executing a project under Northern Region System Strengthening Scheme (NRSS-29).
Sources say that in most of the forest areas local Forestors , Range Officers and even Divisional Forest Officers (DFOs) have not made the actual assessment of damages caused to Forests. The State Forest Corporation (SFC) which as per sources is undertaking the felling of tress has even failed to recover the compensation in many Forest blocks and ranges which has not only caused damage to environment but has caused a loot to state exchequer also.
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