Doda: District Administration Doda, under the supervision of DDC, Dr Sagar D Doifode, today kick started 3-day training cum interactive program to brief the members of the newly constituted Forest Rights Committees about the Forest Rights Act 2006.
The Divisional Forest Officers of Doda and Bhaderwah imparted training to the participants besides, FRC members, along with chairman and secretary of Bhagwah, Assar, Bhaderwah, Bhalesa and Bhalla blocks.
They were briefed about the salient features of the Act, besides various guidelines with regard to the proper implementation of the act.
The DFO Doda informed the participants that Act recognises the rights of forest dwellers (ST/OTFD) on ancestral lands and their habitat which were not adequately recognised.
The DPO Doda Idrees Lone urged the FRC members of the blocks to get well versed with the provisions of the act, so that it is implemented in letter and spirit.
Meanwhile, the FRC members of various blocks raised certain queries which were satisfactorily answered by the concerned authorities.