Showing posts from May 18, 2009

A call for addressing climate change issues

Discusses WB-aided J&K Participatory Water Management Project 
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister (CM) Mr. Omar Abdullah today called for large-scale afforestation in the State by using innovative measures to reclaim the denuded and depleted forest areas. He said in the present-day age, climate change issues get prime focus, given the fact that survival of mankind hinges on sustaining our ecosystem and saving it from the hazards of global warming. 
Chairing a high-level meeting of Forest Department here today to discuss matters regarding implementation of World Bank-aided Jammu and Kashmir Participatory Water Management Project (PWMP), the Chief Minister showed concern about degradation of forests and water-bodies in the State. “Possibilities for aerial seeding of plants in upper reaches and inaccessible mountainous ranges should be explored to rejuvenate forest wealth”, he stressed.
Mr. Abdullah said that in order to protect and conserve the forests and water-bodies of the State, inno…

First ever Cultural Extravaganza at Doda

First ever high profile Cultural Extravaganza held at Dak Banglow here in which more than 250 artists of seven regional languages of the State participated. The programme
under the title “ DHANAK” was organized by the Jammu and Kashmir Art,Culture and Languages in collaboration with the Sangeet Natak Akademi,New Delhi. The main attraction of the musical bonanza was the participation of eminent artists from the three regions of the State.
The Kashmiri Rouf, Hafiz Nagma, Dhamali Dance, Dogri Jagarna, Bhaderwahi Songs and Kudd were highly appreciated by the audience. The main attraction of the programme was the Ladakhi marriage dance, in which 25 local artists participated. This was for the first time that a team of tribal nomad Gujjars of Bhaessa performed the much popular Gujjardance on the occasion. The Pahari, the dancers from Karnah spell bound the audience .
Earlier Secretary Academy, Zaffar Iqbal Manhas stated that main objective of this programme is to highlight over diversity of ou…

Efforts underway to conserve rich Bio-diversity of J&K

Refresher Course for effective Wildlife Management inaugurated
As part of the ongoing efforts for inspecting training and capacity building of the frontline staff of Forest and Wildlife Departments for effective wildlife management in the state, the department of Wildlife Protection is organizing two weeks refresher course for Range officers, Forest Protection Force Inspectors, Foresters and Forest Guards from today at Dachigam National Park.
Minister for Forests and Environment Mian Altaf Ahmad who was the chief guest on the function inaugurated the training programme today. Commissioner/Secretary Forest Mr. Shantmanu besides Principal Chief Conservator of Forest Mr. Irshad Ahmad Khan were also present on the occasion.
Mian Altaf while inaugurating the training programme expressed the necessity for organizing such programmes for effective wildlife management in the state. He highlighted the rich biodiversity of the region, stating that our state is famous in the world for its unending v…