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Jan 08, 2020
Following abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, forest land identified for industrial developmentIn Kashmir, 15,000 acres of state land, mostly around eco-sensitive zones such as wetlands and rivers, has been identified for infrastructural development by the new regional government. In the Jammu region, over 42,000 acres of land has been identified.
Jan 07, 2020
Infrastructure projects, growing demand for housing, poor oversight have rapidly depleted forest cover in KashmirFor over two decades, forests in Kashmir have been mercilessly chopped ever since political turmoil gripped the region in the 1990s. In the absence of any monitoring, the timber-smuggling industry, involving ministers, their relatives, bureaucrats and smugglers has thrived in the Valley
Dec 15, 2019
Kashmir’s forests face the axe: Forest Advisory Committee approves diversion of 727 hectares in 33 daysKashmir forests face the axe; in 33 days the Forest Advisory Committee has approved diversion of 727 hectares of forest land and the felling of trees in designated forest areas.