Anantnag: Forest Department Anantnag has seized 39 illegal band sawmills in various villages in South Kashmir’s Anantnag District.
According to sources the department’s action followed district magistrate Anantnag directions to seize illegal sawmills in the District who fall within radios of 8 kms of forest area and are running illegally without any registration in District.
DFO Anantnag Farooze Ahmad Chaket while talking to INS said that the drive will continue till all the illegal sawmills are not seized in District. “We have received various complaints against these illegal band sawmills in various areas in Anantnag District and have also followed the directions of district magistrate Anantnag to seize these illegal band sawmills”. He said that the illegal band sawmills if found anywhere in District will be seized.