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ITANAGAR: Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF) & Principal Secretary, Environment & Forest, RK Singh on Friday, visited Seram Forest Beat under Mebo Reserve Forest, Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh.
Singh interacted with villagers at Namsing village and later visited the D. Ering Wildlife Sanctuary.
Singh appreciated the effort of Gaon Buras (headmen), social workers and the public towards conservation of forest and wildlife.
He also admired the local heads for donating a 1000 hectares of land in the riverbank of Siang river for plantation purposes and elephant corridor protection.
A memorandum, asking help by the local community especially during annual floods, was also submitted to the PCCF by the Chairman of Zila Parishad Member, Gumin Tayeng.
Meanwhile, Seram village, one of the flood-affected villages, also urged Singh to take strong action against the timber smugglers and the illegal operation in that area.
Singh was accompanied by Pekyom Ringu, Chief Conservator of Forest, Central Arunachal Circle, Tashi Mize, DFO (Territory), Tasang Taga, DFO (Wildlife) and T. Mibang, ACF.
(Edited by Gabriel G Momin)