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Kashmir SAC Approved the Use of Forestland for Water Schemes

  • Kashmir, August 09, 2018: The State Administrative Council (SAC) of Kashmir approved the proposals for use of 18.53 Ha Forest land in various parts of the State for developmental activities in the drinking water, road, transmission, and hydro power sectors. The projects were approved yesterday under the chairmanship of Governor N.N. Vohra.

    The projects recommended by the Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) also include the use of 0.023 Ha of forest land for construction of water supply scheme at Dawar Garrison in Bandipora Forest Division by the Army.

    In the Hydro Power Sector, the proposals approved by SAC include use of additional 1.094 Ha of forest land for up-gradation of Ichoo Mini Hydel Project (MHP) from 1.60 MW to 5.0 MW in Anantnag Forest Division by Jammu and Kashmir Energy Development Agency (JAKEDA) and use of additional 0.58 Ha. of forest land for development of up gradation of Mavar-Ahlan Mini Hydel Project (MHP) from 1.80 MW to 5.0 MW IN Anantnag Forest Division by JAKEDA.