A joint meeting of senior Forest, Police and Tribal Welfare Department officials, chaired by District Collector K. Gopalakrishna Bhatt, here on Wednesday constituted a 17-member district-level ‘Vana Jagratha Samiti’ (forest vigilance committee) to tackle anti- social and national activities inside forest areas.

The District Collector is the chairman of the committee. The committees aimed at intensifying forest protection activities.

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