Tribal affairs department of Jammu and Kashmir is trying to make the life of nomads easy as they have kept transport available for their seasonal migration.
In this direction Divisional Commissioner Jammu recently chaired a meeting of Deputy Commissioners and concerned Officers to review the arrangements for facilitating smooth seasonal migration of the nomads Gujjar-Bakerwal community along with their livestock to upper reaches of the districts.
He directed DCs to issue permissions for movement after seeking proper satisfactory reports from the concerned departments. He also directed DCs to appoint nodal officers and share the number of Trucks required in their respective districts.
The Animal and Sheep husbandry departments were directed to set up first aid camps at different locations to provide vet services to the migrants. He further directed the revenue, police and forest departments to facilitate smooth movement of nomads.
Animal Husbandry and Sheep Husbandry Departments were also told to ensure tagging of each Animal.
The meeting was attended by Director Animal Husbandry, Director Tribal Affairs, Director Sheep Husbandry, ADC Jammu, ACG Jammu and other concerned officers while Deputy Commissioners of Jammu division along with concerned officers participated in the meeting through video conferencing.
The Deputy Commissioners apprised the Div Com about the total number of WPRs and DPs families in their district, number of applications received, number of applications approved and recommended for relief assistance.