City masjids to get 45000 quintals firewood during winter


Forest Department has started supply of firewood to around 1300 Masjids in the summer capital from  Ist November on subsidized rates. 
An official statement said the department has already stocked 45,000 quintals firewood at P.C. Depot here. 
Meanwhile, chief conservator Forests (CCF), Kashmir, Farooq Gillani paid a visit to the PC Depot and took stock of the firewood supplies for Masjids of Srinagar.  DFO Urban Forestry Division, Srinagar informed the CCF Kashmir that besides masjids about 10,000 quintals of firewood is being supplied to the artisan of Kashmir like paper machie and khatamband unitholders.
The statement said about 3000 quintals of firewood has already been supplied for other religious purposes during this season. As many as 4200 quintals of firewood have already been dispatched to Ladakh region through State Forest Corporation. The CCF was accompanied by Conservator of Forests/ DFOs of the Department during the visit.

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