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Forest Officers' Conference in Himachal: Issues related to forest nurseries, plantations discussed
Two days Forest Officers' Conference was held at Bilaspur in which officers of the Himachal Pradesh Forest department participated.
Issues related to forest nurseries, plantations, GIS and IT, introduction of tendering systems in forestry works, problems of lantana and pine needles were discussed during a two day forest officers conference held at Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh.

Tarun Kapoor Principal Secretary, Forests, told during the conference that Forest Department is one of the oldest department and holds maximum land in the state and therefore, expectations from the department is maximum.

He told that besides routine works, the forest officers are required to do the innovative works by which community can be helped and employment to locals be generated.

While informing to the media it was told that during two days conference strong emphasis was given to the forest nurseries. Species selection is important and tall plants are required to be raised in the nurseries, so that survival percentage of the plants in the field can be increased.

As per Principal Secretary works done by the Forest department in Himachal not only affects the ecology of the state but also there is impact in whole of the northern India as most of the rivers originate from the state or water flows to the other states though the state.

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