BJP State Gen. Secy meets Union Minister

Port Blair
1 Jul 2018

Mr Ajoy Bairagi, nominated member of Home Ministry Advisory Committee and state general secretary BJP, A&N Islands met Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, recently  in  New Delhi. During the meeting, he requested the ministry to issue sand permits to the public as well as the Govt. departments. for construction/developmental activities of these islands, Occupancy right to settlers of these islands who were allotted two hectares of hilly land by the Revenue Dept and 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 and 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 assured to look into the issues on priority.