Villagers of Semarsot sanctuary area got a good source of income

Nursery developed in Chilma located in remote Vananchal: Villagers of 51 villages of special backward tribe hill Korwa and sanctuary area will be benefited by Chief Minister's Plantation Promotion Scheme

Raipur, 11 June 2021 Villagers of Semar Sot Sanctuary, including tribal forest dwellers, have got a good source of income from the nursery developed in village Chilma located in remote Vananchal of the state for distribution of saplings including successful implementation of Chief Minister's Tree Plantation Promotion Scheme. This nursery, prepared under the guidance of Forest and Climate Change Minister Mr. Mohammad Akbar, will benefit the people of 51 villages of Semarsot Sanctuary area including special backward tribe hill Korwa.

    Chief Minister Tree Plantation Promotion Scheme has been implemented by the state government this year. Here plants will be easily available to the residents of the sanctuary area from the nursery developed in village Chilma. Due to the ban on the collection of minor forest produce in the sanctuary area, the families residing there used to face a lot of difficulty in taking advantage of the plant distribution scheme including greenery spread. With the implementation of the Chief Minister's Tree Plantation Promotion Scheme, now the people of the sanctuary area will also get their full benefits. Keeping this in mind, nursery has been developed in remote village Chilma located in Vananchal to facilitate successful implementation of the scheme and distribution of saplings.

    Divisional Forest Officer Balrampur Shri Laxman Singh informed that this unique initiative has been taken by the Forest Department to bring happiness in the lives of the people of 51 villages of Semarsot Sanctuary. At present, about 2 lakh saplings of different species are ready for distribution in the nursery developed in Chilma. These include 50-50 thousand fruit-bearing, medicinal, timber and minor forest produce species. Apart from this, rhizome banks of 2 lakh bamboo plants are also being established in the nursery of Chilma. He said that about 100 Pahari Korwa people of adjoining villages are getting employment every day in the nursery being developed in village Chilma since last October.