Press Reporter News Service
Patiala, July 29
With a resolve to test land degradation and declining floor water ranges in Punjab, and to ‘nudge’ Patiala residents to be a part of battle towards deforestation, Patiala Division Commissioner Chander Gaind has launched a novel thought by placing a brand new situation for issuance of arms licence.
Terming this initiative as ‘Bushes-For-Gun’, Commissioner Gaind stated the concept was based mostly on encouraging and nudging the folks to plant an increasing number of timber.
He stated anybody desirous of getting a brand new arms licence must plant 10 saplings and 5 for renewal.
“One must submit a selfie with every planted sapling on the time of submitting of the applying. After one month, earlier than marking the applying for police clearance and dope take a look at, the applicant must furnish the contemporary standing of the planted timber by submitting new selfies with the timber,” he stated.
This manner, he added, one must do that plantation compulsorily, which might assist improve tree cowl.
Member of Parliament Preneet Kaur, whereas appreciating the concept, appealed to the opposite districts to comply with this initiative for the sake of setting.
In the meantime, candidates stated already the method is prolonged and cumbersome and authorities are including circumstances to it. “That is one other solution to harass residents who must go to the police and Suwidha centres many occasions to get a clearance. Once we pay charges and get all exams executed, the commissioner can’t impose on us to plant saplings. Self-defence is our proper,” they stated.