Action on illegal timber, seized by forest department
Collection of Bhelwa 1045 quintal over target: Bhelwa and Giloy also included in recent minor forest produce in full swing
Raipur, 21 May 2020 According to the instructions of the Forest Minister Mr. Mohammad Akbar, the Forest Department is working with full vigor for the protection and promotion of forests. At the same time, due to the effect of Corona virus (Covid-19), necessary measures are being followed by the Forest Department for its protection and the guidelines of the government are being followed well.
In this connection, on 21 May 2020 at 10 am, under the joint aegis of Van Mandal Mungeli, Marwahi and Bilaspur and Achanakmar Tiger Reserve Loremi and Mungeli Police searched the houses of five villagers in village Bandha in Bilaspur district on the information and information of the villagers Has gone. During this time, the Forest Department took action to seize illegal valuable timber and wood sawing and cutting machine in the village Bandha.
Forest Department received complaint of sale of furniture manufacture by collecting illegal forest produce by the villagers in the village Bandha, on which immediate action was taken jointly on the raid today after taking immediate cognizance by the Forest Department. In today's proceedings, a piece gauge machine, a drill machine, a cutter machine, a piece grinder machine and wood 15 pieces of chiran, 1 piece of wood were obtained from the house of Mr. Khaman Sonwani alias Makei Sarpanch Bandha. Along with this, 0.2 pieces of 0.250 cubic meters of wood were also recovered from the house of Narada Yadav Deputy Sarpanch. Action was taken from Jnan Singh Sonwani's house for 1.31 g of precious timber. Komal Singh Rathore Father Maniram Rathore's house was chanted for 2 pieces, 1 tee table and 26 pieces of chiran. Similarly, 58 pieces of haldu and 5 pieces of stove and 65 pieces of ball were recovered from the house of Amar Das alias Chabi Banjare.
Storage of Bhelwa 1045 quintal over target: Bhelwa and Giloy also included in recent minor forest produce in full swing
Raipur 21 May 2020 Among the 25 minor forest produce being purchased on support price by the state government, the recently included Giloy and Bhelwa are also being collected in large numbers by the forest dwellers. Under this, one thousand 45 quintals of Bhelwa has been collected in excess of the target of Rs 10 lakh 45 thousand so far, while the state has set a target of 861 quintals in the current season. Similarly, 50 quintal Giloy amounting to Rs. 1 lakh 5 thousand has been collected so far. The state has set a target of collecting 200 quintal Giloy in the current season.
Under the guidance of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel and Forest Minister Mr. Mohammad Akbar, the collection of minor forest produce is in full swing. So far, one lakh 12 thousand 72 quintal forest produce has been collected with an amount of about 35 crores. Considering the interest of the forest dwellers in the state, the number of purchases on support price of minor forest produce is being continuously increased. Before the year 2018, only 7 minor forest produce were purchased on the support price, which is now being increased to 25 minor forest produce. Recently Bhelwa and Giloy have also been included in these. Bhelwa is counted as an excellent and excellent Vanaushadhi. Similarly, Giloy is also full of medicinal properties. Among them, the minimum support price of Bhelwa is fixed at Rs 9 per kg and the minimum support price of Giloy is Rs 40 per kg.