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Large-scale felling of trees by timber mafias in connivance with forest officials continues in Bhadarwah

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BHADERWAH:  Illegal large-scale felling of trees in Bhadarwah tehsil of Jammu & Kashmir continues in connivance with forest officials.  Famous for its snow peaks and lush green forests Jammu and Kashmir gets most of it's revenue from forest wealth. Located at a height of 6,500 feet, the Bhaderwah region of Doda is a picturesque valley, with thick coniferous forests on all sides but illegal deforestation by timber mafia is depleting the forest cover.  The illegal felling of green Deodar and pine trees despite Supreme Court ban is fast depriving Jammu and Kashmir of its precious forest wealth. Green trees worth millions have been illegally chopped off in compartments no. 18, 19 and from compartment no. 45 to 66 in the block Puneja, Dugga and Dandi in Neeru Range of Bhadarwah Forest Division.

No check on felling of Green Gold in Punaja block of Bhaderwah

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BHADERWAH: Ruthless cutting of green Deodar trees is going on unabated in forest division Bhaderwah without any check. The pictures captured by the JK MONITOR lenseman in  compartment number 49 of Punaja forest block of Nerru range of Forest Division Bhaderwah are the live examples of the nexus between forest officials and forest mafias. To distroy the evidence, forest officials are busy in burning  the remains and stumps of  green Deodar trees which ere illegally cutt down by the forest mafia in close cooperation of corrupt forest officials. (Pics by Mansoor Qadir)