DC Samba chairs border security assessment meeting
Jammu Links News5/21/2024

SAMBA: Deputy Commissioner, Samba, Abhishek Sharma today chaired the border security meeting held here in the Conference Hall DC office to discuss the issues faced by Security forces and the general public near the International Border.

At the outset, the DC appreciated the efforts put in by officers/officials from civil administration and security forces to facilitate voters during the recent Lok Sabha Elections, 2024, resulting in high turnout.

The meeting discussed the issues related to the ongoing and proposed projects of the Irrigation and Flood Control department and Rural Development department near IB.

The DC emphasized that the permissions should be timely granted to the farmers for cultivation beyond fence, identify dairies for collection of fodder, installation of portable toilets and maintenance of the record of permissions granted to farmers & visitors, labour verification, rental verifications and also verification of vehicles frequently visiting to these areas.

Stress was laid on the promotion of Nanga Wetland reserves having huge potential for tourism promotion for being an abode to diverse species of birds coming from different corners of the world. He directed the Wildlife warden to install camera traps for recording animal migration.

Furthermore, he directed to spread awareness among farmers regarding reward schemes in case of detecting the movement of any drone or locating any tunnel near border areas.

Among others, the meeting was attended by SSP Samba, Vinay Kumar, ADC Samba, Suresh Sharma, representatives from BSF including 2IC and Deputy Commandant, ACR Samba, Kusum Chib, SDM Gaghwal, SDM Vijaypur and other district officers.

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