Udhampur : A day long training cum awareness programme on Forest Rights Act for Sub –Divisional level Committees was today organized by Forest Department Udhampur here under the supervision of Deputy Commissioner, Dr Piyush Singla.
Over 150 field functionaries of Revenue, RDD and Forest department participated in the training session.
At the outset, Divisional Forest Officer, Shaveta Jandial and Assistant Commissioner Revnue, Viqar Ahmed Giri gave a detailed power point presentation on the implementation of Forest Rights Act, 2006 in the district Udhampur.
During the training session, the trainees 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 present were Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Chenani, Abdul Sattar, besides frontline functionaries of Revenue, Rural Development Department and Forest were present in the training programme.