BARAMULLA, JANUARY 13: A daylong training cum awareness programme on Forest Rights Act (FRA)-2006 was today organized at Govt Degree College for Boys, Baramulla by Forest Department in collaboration with district administration Baramulla under the supervision of Deputy Commissioner (DC) Dr G N Itoo.
On the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner complimented the participants and highlighted the aim and objectives of the act. He said that effective implementation of FRA 2006 will empower the forest dwellers and will give them their rights.
Moreover, he emphasized upon the concerned authorities to work in coordination so that any kind of impediment is sorted out in a hassle free manner.
Later, DFO JV Division Parvaiz Ahmad gave a detailed account of Forest Rights Act-2006 and highlighted various aspects associated with it, through the power point presentation.
The participants were briefed in detail about the salient features of the Act and the rules including the preamble, the forest dwelling communities, the constitution and functions of the 3 tier system of committees at the district, sub divisional and gram Panchayat level and the procedure to be followed for inviting, acknowledging and processing the claims under the Act.
Among others, officers/officals of concerned departments, field functionaries, various stakeholders and others concerned participated in the awareness programme.