Srinagar, December 30: The state is losing its green sheen fast as the forest land has shrunk from 20,230 sq km to just 7,590 sq km as per data furnished by the state Department of Forests earlier

The Jammu and Kashmir Forest Department has again accused state minister Taj Mohiuddin of encroaching upon its land in Shopian district.

SHOPIAN: The potential places along the historical Mughal road would be soon developed as eco-tourism sites under a special Rs 1.50 crore project.

The project to be jointly implemented by the Forest, Tourism and Wild Life Departments envisages massive aforestation, conservation of wild life habitats and rich eco-system of the area , besides creation of sustainable tourism infrastructure. The information was given by the Minister for Forests and Environment, Mian Altaf Ahmed during his tour to Shopian district.

SRINAGAR: Around 50 timber smugglers on whom the State Government has slapped Public Safety Act (PSA) are absconding despite man hunt launched by the Jammu and Kashmir Police while around 40 timber