Ajoy Bairagi meets Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

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Port Blair, July 01: Mr. Ajoy Bairagi, Nominated Member of Home Ministry Advisory Committee cum State General Secretary BJP, A&N Islands met Dr. Harsh Vardhan, the Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, GOI, recently at New Delhi.
During this meeting, he requested the ministry to issue sand permits to the public as well as the Government departments for construction/developmental activities of these Islands, Occupancy right to settlers of these islands who were allotted 2 hectors of hilly lands by the Revenue Dept. who have been paying land revenue, issue of permit for harvesting/cutting trees standing on allotted hilly land and subsequent sale of logs on royalty basis as was permitted in the past and Thatched Leaves, Ballies Wooden Posts, Bamboo, Cane may be permitted to issue on royalty payment including fire wood so that construction/repair of thatched houses of poor people is not hampered. The minister reportedly gave assurance that the necessary action shall be taken soon.

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