The duration of the project extended by two years in Uttarakhand, information given after the review meeting, Forest Minister Subodh Uniyal

The duration of the Jaika project, which is going on in Uttarakhand in collaboration with Japan International Co-operation Agency (JAYKA), has been extended by two years. Forest Minister Subodh Uniyal gave this information after review meeting of Jaika project held at Forest Headquarters on Tuesday.

He said that the 807 crore project which was going on since the year 2014 was to be finished in July this year, but the work was interrupted for the last two years due to Corona crisis. In view of this, the Central Government has extended its period by two years. Forest Minister Uniyal informed that under the project, works like prevention of landslides in forest areas of the state, livelihood development in forest panchayats and villages adjoining forest areas, water and soil conservation are being done.
So far 66 percent of the work has been completed. He said that in the review meeting of the project, instructions were given to the officials that the remaining works of the project should be completed at the earliest with high quality. He stressed on giving more importance to the works related to water conservation.
According to the Forest Minister, instructions have also been given to the officers to focus on the establishment of saplings in view of livelihood development in the forest panchayats. It should be ensured that the department itself procures plants from these plantations. He said that details have also been sought from the officials as to how much improvement has been made in agriculture and irrigation system due to water and soil conservation works in the forest panchayats under the project.
Principal Secretary Forest RK Sudhanshu, Head of Forest Department, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest Vinod Kumar Singhal, Principal Conservator of Forest and CEO of Jaika Project Anoop Malik and other officers were present in the meeting.

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