Srinagar | June 3 : The Government to set up Modern Fish Market in Batmalloo area of Srinagar City on modern basis with an estimated cost of Rs 3 crore.
This was stated by Minister of State for Forests, Animal & Sheep Husbandry, Cooperatives and Fisheries, Mir Zahoor Ahmad while chairing a meeting of officers here today.
MLA, Batmaloo Noor Mohammad Shiekh, District Development Commissioner, Srinagar Dr. Farooq Ahmad Lone, Director Fisheries, Mr R K Dogra and other officers were present in the meeting.
The upcoming Hygienic Fish Market will consist of 10 wholesale shops and 50 retail stalls. It will be having all the requisite facilities including Cold storage, Ice plant, Dry Fish arrangements, besides having effluent treatment plant.
The Minister directed the concerned authorities to start the work on the project at an earliest.
In another review meeting convened to discuss the demarcation of forest land in Khrew area, the Minister directed all the concerned authorities to stop illegal encroachments in the area. He said that forests are vital for the maintenance and preservation of the ecology and environment.
He directed the officers to work in close coordination to check illegal practices by timber smugglers and poachers.
The Minister said that it is our prime responsibility to save forest wealth and necessary measures have already been taken to protect it by means of various laws and legislations.
Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, Mr A K Singh, Chief Wild Life Warden, Mr Deepak Khanna, Director Environment Mr O P Sharma, Wild Life Warden Dachigam, DFO Demarcation and DFO Liddar were present in the meeting.
2015 Kashmir Despatch