Minister of State for Forest, Environment, Animal, Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries and Cooperative, Mir Zahoor Ahmad today asked the Fisheries Department to prepare Detailed Project Report (DPR) for construction of ornamental fencing for Fisheries Hut at Yusmarg and submit the same to the Yusmarg Development Authority immediately for accord of their necessary approval. The Minister directed the concerned for face lifting of Hut and massive plantation in the area including the premises of the Hut. The instructions were given in a meeting convened to review the pace of progress of developmental works under execution in Fisheries and Forest Departments in Yousmarg area besides Action Taken Reports (ATRs) of the orders given by the Minister during his recent tour to district Budgam.Director Fisheries while briefing the meeting about the activities of the Fisheries Department in District Budgam said that there is a scope of promotion of pisciculture in the district.
Taking stock of the activities carried by the Forest Department in the district Budgam, it was given out in the meeting that an amount of Rs 71.66 lakhs are required for different works including repairs and renovation for Inspection Hut Block Office Chrari-e- Sharief, Guard Hut, Sheikhul-Alam Nursery and Check Post at Kanidajan, Hut at Yusmarg, Batwooder Surasyar, Padshahtar and Hut at Yusmarg SC Range.Mir Zahoor asked the concerned to come up with a proposal so that the required funds are arranged accordingly for these works well in time.Addressing the meeting, the Minister asked the concerned to work with utmost dedication and synergy and ensure to save the forest land and green gold from the smugglers. He also asked them to ensure that no forest land should be encroached and also instructed them to acquire the land which stands already encroached.
The Minister also directed the Fisheries Department to aware the farming community about the schemes of fisheries Department.Among others, Director Fisheries, R. N. Pandita, Joint Director Fisheries, Mohammad Amin Mir, Chief Executive Officer, YDA Gulzar Ahmad and other Senior Officers of Forest and Fisheries Departments were present in the meeting.