The Indian State is Promoting Farmers to Grow Trees in Farms Instead of Regular Food Grains and Offering Incetive
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel launched the Chief Minister's Tree Plantation Promotion Scheme in the state in a virtual program organized at his residence office here today.
Raipur, June 6, 2021 Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel performed Bhoomi Pujan of Biodiversity Park in village Funda (Patan) of Durg district under Durg forest division in a virtual program. He had virtual interaction with the members of the Forest Management Committee and farmers of various forest divisions including public representatives. In the virtual dialogue, public representatives and members of forest management committee and farmers under Bastar, Bilaspur, Balrampur, Kanker, Mahasamund and Kawardha forest divisions participated. Chief Minister Shri Baghel also released a book titled "Butterfly Treasure of Chhattisgarh" during this period.
Forest and Climate Change Minister Mr. Mohammad Akbar, Advisor to Chief Minister Mr. Rajesh Tiwari, Additional Chief Secretary Mr. Subrata Sahu, Principal Secretary Forest Department Mr. Manoj Kumar Pingua, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Forest Force Chief Mr. Rakesh Chaturvedi and senior officers were present in the program. Were.
Under the Chief Minister's Tree Plantation Incentive Scheme, farmers who have taken paddy crop in Kharif year 2020, if they plant trees in their fields instead of paddy crop, they will be given incentive at the rate of 10 thousand rupees per acre per year for the next 3 years. Will go Similarly, if commercial plantation will be done from the amount available with the Gram Panchayats, then in case of successful plantation after one year, the concerned Gram Panchayats will be given incentive at the rate of Rs.10 thousand per acre from the government.
This will increase the income of Panchayats in future. Apart from this, if tree plantation is done on the revenue land on commercial basis from the amount available with Joint Forest Management Committees, then like Panchayat, incentive amount will be given to the concerned committee at the rate of 10 thousand rupees per acre after one year. The right to cut and sell the trees will be with the concerned committee.