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Herbal , Medicinal plants from Kamraj forests to be sold through registered NTFP depot holders, DFO Kamraj Forest Division

Herbal , Medicinal plants from Kamraj forests to be sold through registered NTFP depot holders, DFO Kamraj Forest Division

SHAHID PEER Kupwara: The Non-Timber Forest Produce (NTFP) Policy launched by the Government of UT in December, 2022 has started yielding benefits to a large number of households residing in and around the Forests. The collection and sale of NTFPs have now been entrusted to local people, who are at liberty to sell the collected produce to registered depot holders, who offer them better rates instead of selling to a particular contractor on monopolistic pattern. A small amount of royalty also goes to the Biodiversity Management Committees, who utilize these funds for development of forests and Biodiversity Conservation at Gram…
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DC Kupwara Ayushi Sudan reviews progress under FRA

DC Kupwara Ayushi Sudan reviews progress under FRA

KUPWARA, JULY 22 : The Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Ayushi Sudan( IAS)Saturday chaired a meeting of members of SDLC (Sub Divisional Level Committee) and DLC (District Level Committee) to discuss various issues related to progress/disposal of claims under Forest Rights Act. The DFO Kamraj, Zahid Mougal who is Nodal officer FRA informed that 538 individual claims and 140 Community claims have been received and are under process at SDLC or FRC level. The Deputy Commisioner Kupwara while stressing on coordinated approach for effective implementation of Forest Rights Act, Said that all the pending FRA cases should be disposed-off within a timeline…
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Eco-Parks become major tourist attractions in Kupwara,

Eco-Parks become major tourist attractions in Kupwara,

Witness surge in tourist footfall, promote livelihood for the local people KUPWARA, July 5: Eco-tourism parks developed by the Forest department in Kamraj forest division of Kupwara district are witnessing a huge visitor’s influx these days owing to the forest department’s successful initiatives to develop Eco-tourism infrastructure and provide livelihood opportunities to several rural households. Nagriwari Eco Park at Hatmulla, Kairwan Eco-Park at Dever and Satbaran Eco-Park at Lastiyal Kalaroose have become sure stops, most preferred Eco-tourism and biodiversity-tourism attractions in Kupwara district. People are seen spending their quality time with their family and friends in these Eco-Parks developed under…
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4 booked under PSA for cultivating “Bhang” on forest land in Kupwara

4 booked under PSA for cultivating “Bhang” on forest land in Kupwara

Irfan Lone Kupwara,May 7: To curb the menace of bhang cultivation in Kupwara,authorities in Lolab,under Kamraj Forest Division, booked 4 people under Public Safety Act( PSA) in Kupwara's Lolab area. An official source in the department said that the accused persons namely Mohd Anwar Khan, son of Mir Khan; Mafeez Khan, son of Roshan Khan; Musa Khan son of Hayat Khan and Mushtaq Ahmad Khan, son of Eisa Khan – all residents of Kakadpadi Dever Lolab. The accused , the official said, were recommended under PSA Order Number 07/08/09/ and 10 of DMK/PSA(F)of 2023, dated 03/05/2023 and were subsequently shifted…
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