SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 24: Legislative Assembly Committee on Environment met today at Legislative Assembly under the chairmanship of Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami to discuss environment challenges and steps needed to mitigate the problems resulting due to environmental degradation.
Legislators Bashir Ahmad Dar, Usmaan Abdul Majeed, Mohammad Yousuf Bhat, Davinder Kumar Manyal, Gulzar Ahmad Wani, Aijaz Ahmad Mir, Abdul Rahim Rather and Anjum Fazli attended the meeting and gave their suggestions to make the committee more dynamic and result oriented.
The committee discussed measures to restore ecological balance of the environment.
It was decided that issues related to the environment and its allied departments will be discussed in its next meeting and thereafter the committee will formulate action plan to curb the menace of pollution.
Tarigami also took note of various schemes of rural development and directed the officials to adopt the norms being undertaken under Swachh Bharat Mission while constructing community Sanitary Complexes.
He also directed officials to complete the pending works under MNREGA within a stipulated time frame.
Officials from Rural Development department informed the chairman about the progress of work undertaken under MNREGA and the steps being taken by department to protect environment while implementing the scheme, Swachh Bharat Mission and various other schemes.
Commissioner, Director, Additional Secretary and other officials from Rural Development Department besides officials from Legislative Assembly were present in the meeting.