Agriculture, Cooperative and Natural Resources Committee of the Federal Parliament has begun study on deforestation caused in the name of scientific forest management.
The Agriculture, Cooperative and Natural Resources Committee of the Federal Parliament has begun a study on deforestation caused in the name of scientific forest management. The team of committee members Shanta Chaudhari, Satya Narayan Sharma Khanal and Raj Bahadur Budhthapa arrived in the district and began the study.
The team held discussion with stakeholders on the activities carried out by community forest users' group under scientific forest management. The committee arrived in Kanchanpur after the forest management by users' group drew widespread criticism. The federal committee grew concerned and arrived here for the study.
A report will be prepared after completing the study and monitoring of the scientific forest management programme run by the community forest users' groups across the southern plains. The report then would be submitted to the government.
Earlier, criticism was rife hugely after trees were cut down randomly and financial irregularities reported in course of the forest management. According to Chaudhari, even forest technicians were demanding allowance and tips from the consumers.