Suklabaidya further emphasised on the need for plantation drive.
The Directorate of Information and Public Relations in Assam published a press release on Saturday (June 19), stating that Assam Environment and Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya held a review meeting about the status of forest schemes and projects in all the three districts of Barak Valley at Cachar Deputy Commissioner's conference hall. The press release further stated that the meeting was attended by MLAs, Deputy Commissioner, PCCF cum HoFF, CCF, DFOs and other range officials.
Parimal Suklabaidya in the review meeting held on June 19 stated that strict vigil must be kept on forest land in all the three districts of Barak Valley and no encroachment must take place. The press release stated that Parimal Suklabaidya in the review meeting instructed the District Administration and Forest Officials to keep a close watch in every village area so that no person comes from outside and if anyone tries to settle down that person has to strictly follow rules and regulations of the forest. Suklabaidya further emphasised on the need for plantation drive on priority basis in order to extend the green cover in all the three districts of Barak Valley.
The Press release further stated that Parimal Suklabaidya asked the officials of the three districts of Barak Valley to take immediate strict action against those involved in illegal cutting of trees in the forests and those operating illegal band saw mills and to book the offenders under relevant provisions of law.
Environment and Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya further called for a coordinated and pragmatic approach by all the Divisional Forest Officers (DFOs) and Forest Range Officers in association with the Administrations of Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi districts, to make Assam a pollution free State by putting an end to all illegal activities and to bring more areas under the green cover.