JAMMU, A total of 14,359.62 hectares of forest area is still under encroachment in the State and 1009.27 hectares area has been retrieved during the last five years.

This was informed by Minister for Forest, Mian Altaf in response to a question of Congress MLA from Bhaderwah, Mohd Sharief Niaz in the Legislative Assembly today.

JAMMU, Nov 10: In a major development vis-

JAMMU, Sept 27: With fissures on earth surface in remote Dharam village of Ramban district widening further, the administration has decided to acquire land in adjoining areas for the rehabilitation of the affected people instead of bringing them back to the village.

Reports said that the cracks, which were around 3 feet wide yesterday, have now widened up to 2.5 meters at many places and if wid

Jammu: With the Sawalakote hydroelectric project that remained in the news for all wrong reasons, the Sawalakote Consortium today called on Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and expressed desire to restart the execution of the project.

To promote Horticulture in Ramban district having congenial agro-climate conditions for fruit cultivation, Director Horticulture, Jammu, J.L Sharma took an emergency meeting of all the officers and employees of the district at Ramban here, today.

Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday claimed that his government was fast implementing its promise to expand education to the remote areas and let the youth benefit from institutions of higher education at their doorsteps. He said both at school and higher education level the State had witnessed unprecedented growth and infrastructure development during the past four years.

Twenty water samples of Chenab, Ramban area were analysed for Ca, Mg, K, Na, Fe, Mn, Cu, Ni, Zn and Pb by Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry. The analysis revealed that all the cations are present within the permissible limits except Fe, Mn and Ni which are slightly present in higher concentrations.

BANIHAL: Resentment is brewing among locals in Banihal against the inability of the Systems and Operations wing of Power Development Department (PDD) Kashmir to successfully commission 50 megawatt grid station at Banihal in district Ramban
PDD officials maintain that the grid station developed a serious technical snag before its scheduled date of commissioning