The State Administrative Council (SAC) approved the use of about 30 hectors of forest land for developmental purposes in Jammu and Kashmir.
An official spokesperson here said that Governor N N Vohra on Wednesday chaired the second meeting of the SAC at Raj Bhavan.
He said the SAC approved diversion of 29.90 hectares of forest land in various parts of the State for undertaking developmental activities in the railways, roads, drinking water and other sectors.
“The proposals were recommended by the Forest Advisory Committee (FAC), headed by the Chief Secretary in its 106thmeeting held on April 20, 2018,” he said.
He said the projects approved for use of forest land include construction of foundations of bridges, tunnels etc of USB Railway Line project in Reasi and Mahore Forest Divisions.
“It also included construction of road from Banjian to Nokanin Billawar Forest Division by Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), construction of 0.25 lakh gallon filtration plant at Chandanwari and 0.40 lakh gallon service reservoir at Nunwan by Public Health Engineering (PHE) in Lidder Forest Division, Bijbehara and construction of Operational Track (Road) from Maidan Behak to Ringsar in Kamraj Forest Division,” he added.