BUDGAM, SEP 12: Minister of State for Forests, Environment, Fisheries and Cooperatives, Mir Zahoor Ahmad today visited Nowhar Surisyar in Budgam and inspected ongoing works, at an estimated cost of Rs 41 lakh, at Trout Rearing Unit.
On the Occasion, the Fisheries Department briefed the Minister about progress of the project. It was informed that an amount of Rs 36 Lakh has been utilized on the project, so far, and is expected to be completed within a month. Around 9 kanal of land is in possession of the Department for the rearing unit.
During the tour, Mir Zahoor also took stock of Sheikh-ul-Alam Forest Nursery. He expressed satisfaction over working of the Department and asked officials to work with utmost dedication and zeal.
He was also informed that 60 sq hectares of encroached forest land has been recovered from encroachers during the last 5 years in district Budgam. The Minister directed the concerned to redouble their efforts so that rest of encroached forest land is recovered.
Earlier, the Minister visited Ziyarat Sharief Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Wali at Charar-e-Sharief and paid obeisance at the shrine besides praying for peace, prosperity and development of the State.
The Minister also visited Yousmarg and took stock of activities carried out by the Forest, State Pollution Control Board (PCB), State Forest Corporation (SFC), Wildlife, Animal and Sheep Husbandry Departments.
The Minister convened a meeting and reviewed pace of various works under execution in the district Budgam.
Legislator, Noor Mohammad Sheikh; Director Fisheries, Joint Director PCB and other senior officers of various Departments also accompanied the Minister during his visit.