Despite ban by Supreme court, green trees still being fell in J

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Srinagar, June 3 (UNI) Expressing serious concern over the constant degradation of environment by way of deforestation, the Environment Committee of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly stressed the need for introduction of alternative for timber for construction of buildings and furniture.

The Committee said despite blanket ban by the Supreme court, green felling in the state was still going on.

The Committee issued instructions to the authorities to strictly enforce the ban on green felling. Only dry and dead trees needs to be allowed to cut for catering to the domestic needs, the Committee asserted.

An official spokesman said today the committee which met under the chairmanship of Dr Mustafa Kamal discussed various measures relating to save the environment and pollution control.

It said the government should make all out efforts to save the environment and fauna and flora to attract more and more tourists in the state.

He said the Committee expressed concern over the constant degradation of environment by way of deforestation and increasing rush of vehicular traffic.

It opined that a vigorous campaign needs to be launched for the awareness of general masses highlighting the significance of environment in our day-to-day life.

The Committee stressed the need for introduction of alternative for timber for construction of buildings and furniture.

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