Doda: Round 1200 stakeholders of seven blocks participated on day 2 of three day coaching organised by District Administration to acquaint the members of the newly constituted Forest Rights Committees in regards to the provisions of Forest Rights Act 2006.
The Divisional Forest Officers of Doda and Bhaderwah imparted coaching to the members, which included FRC members together with chairmen and secretaries of FRC Committees, Sarpanchs and Panchs from Changa, Chilli, Ghat,Gundna, Kahara, Dali Udhyanpur and Chirala blocks.
They had been briefed in regards to the salient options of the Act, in addition to varied tips with regard to the efficient implementation of the Act at grassroots stage. The DFO Doda knowledgeable the members that the Act recognises the rights of forest dwellers (ST/OTFD) on ancestral lands and their habitat which weren’t adequately recognised.
The DPO Doda Idrees Lone urged the FRC members of the blocks to get nicely versed with the provisions of the act, in order that it’s carried out in letter and spirit.
In the meantime, the collaborating FRC members raised sure queries which had been satisfactorily answered by the involved authorities.