After failing to introduce a Bill in the recently concluded Budget Session of Legislative Assembly, the state government would bring an ordinance to facilitate the laying of 750-km-long gas pipelin

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A delegation of the All-Jammu and Kashmir Kisan Union called on Governor NN Vohra at Raj Bhawan here today and presented a memorandum of their demands.

60 cities found to generate staggering 3,501 tonnes a day

State Pollution Control Board organised an awareness workshop on e-waste Management at Forest Information Centre, Jammu.

The work shop first of its kind in the State after the implementation of e-waste Rules, 2011 was attended by the stakeholders involved in the e-waste valve chain, viz, Producers, Sales Officers (Samsung, Videocon, LG), Consumers / Bulk Consumers and Recycling agencies in the State. It was stressed that all the Sales Offices /producers have to open individual and combined collection centres for collection of e-waste and seek authorization from State Pollution Control Board.

Thirteen units were operating illegally and one unit was closed down in Sidhra area while 13 others including five stone crushers, have been granted ‘consent to operate’ by the State Pollution Control Board in the same area.

Minister for Forests, Environment and Ecology, Mian Altaf while giving reply to the question of PDP member Murtaza Ahmed Khan in the Legislative Council today disclosed that SPCB has granted permission to operate 13 units in Sidhra, Ragoora and Majeen area.

JAMMU: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah today said that harnessing of green energy has been given considerable fillip by his Government and generation of solar, thermal and wind power is receiving due attention alongwith launch of hydro electric projects in the State.

Omar Abdullah said that the interest of investors in the sector of New and Renewable Energy (N&RE) is highly encouraging and it will get further boost by the J&K State Solar Power Policy which is in offing.

JAMMU In response to a second appeal filed by an RTI activist seeking details of the encroachment on forest land in Jammu, the State Chief Information Commissioner has directed the concerned Divisional Forest Officer to provide full information to the applicant by March 6 and also upload the information on its website.

The CIC also pulled up the DFO, who is the First Appellate Authority, for neither appearing before the Commission nor informing about his inability for the same. The RTI activist, identified as Mohd Ayub of Mahore in Reasi, has sought information

CHENANI: The Environment Committee of Legislative Assembly visited Chenani to inspect the measures taken by the executing agency at the construction site of the upcoming tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.

Led by the Committee Chairman, Mohammad Yousf Tarigami, the committee members went around the construction site and took stock of the construction activities and environment protection measures taken by the construction agency.

Minister for Industries and Commerce, S.S. Slathia today called upon the mining industries to pay royalty dues as early as possible adding that mine lease deeds of all the willful defaulters will be cancelled shortly.

Interacting with a delegation of Federation Chamber of Industries (FCI), Kashmir at Civil Secretariat, Mr. Slathia said some industrialists have become habitual of retaining royalty due with them without any reason or logic despite repeated reminders which is causing loss to the State Exchequer. He said the Government will now act tough against all such willful defaulters.