Srinagar, Nov 6: The Forest Department here has started supplying firewoods to about 1300 Masjids on subsidised rates from Nov 1, for which about 45,000 quintals (qtls) firewood has already been stocked.
Meanwhile, Chief Conservator Forests (CCF), Kashmir, Farooq Gillani paid a visit to the P C Depot, where the firewood has been kept, and took stock of the supplies for Masjids of Srinagar City.
The DFO Urban Forestry Division, Srinagar informed CCF Kashmir that besides Masjids about 10,000 quintals of firewood is being supplied to the artisan of Kashmir like paper machine and khatamband unitholders.
In addition to this, 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. (UNI)