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Principal Secretary reviews status of forest and wildlife projects

Last Updated on November 16, 2022 at 2:14 pm

The Principal Secretary, Forest, Ecology and Environment, Dr. Pawan Kotwal chaired a meeting to review the progress of important developmental projects of Forest, Ecology and Environment, at the Civil Secretariat, Leh.

In the meeting officials of the forest department apprised the Principal Secretary that Detailed Project Reports for setting up of Animal Rescue Centres in Leh and Kargil are in the process. He was informed that an Animal Care Centre in Drass is also being proposed under CAMPA.

Detailed discussions took place on the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) project proposal. CAMPA is meant to promote afforestation and regeneration activities as a way of compensating for forest land diverted to non-forest uses.

The meeting was attended by Jigmet Takpa, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest; Sajad Mufti, Chief Wildlife Warden; Mohd. Ali, Divisional Forest Officer, Leh; Dhawan Rawat, Divisional Forest Officer, Kargil; Pankaj Raina, Wildlife Warden, Leh, and Raza Ali Abidi, Wildlife Warden, Kargil, and Director Planning.