Assam Govt to Focus on Judicious Use of Forest Resources

The Assam government is exploring means for judicious utilization of forest resources to add to the state’s revenue and thus augment its development
Assam Govt to Focus on Judicious Use of Forest Resources
Assam Govt to Focus on Judicious Use of Forest Resources

The Assam government is exploring means for judicious utilization of forest resources to add to the state’s revenue and thus augment its development, said an official release.

The release stated that it is also focusing on the use of technology, including drones and satellite imagery, to prevent encroachment of forest land.

In a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, measures to be adopted for these purposes were discussed in detail. The meeting was held with divisional forest officers of Environment and Forest Department, treasury officers and additional deputy commissioners (revenue).

Besides putting emphasis on the conservation of forest resources, Sarma also asked officials to lay importance on prudent utilisation of these to aid sustainable development of the state.

In a bid to keep constant watch on encroachment of forest land, Sarma stressed on the extensive use of technical gadgets, including drone survey and satellite imagery.

The chief minister also reviewed an ongoing plantation programme being carried out across the state. He asked the DFOs to take special care to ensure survival of the saplings after their plantation.

Environment and Forest Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary, principal secretary to the chief minister, Samir Kumar Sinha, and other senior officers of the government were present at the meeting, the release added.

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