Chhattisgarh Chief Minister(CM) Bhupesh Baghel virtually launched Chief Minister`s Tree Plantation Promotion Scheme which aims to protect the environment and increase income of farmers, panchayats and forest management committees.
- To encourage plantation on private land
- To improve the environment in villages and increase ground water level.
i.This scheme has been linked with Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana.
ii.As per the scheme, farmers who have taken paddy crops in Kharif year 2020, if they plant trees in their fields instead of paddy crops, then they will be given an incentive amount at the rate of Rs 10,000 per acre per year for the next three years.
iii.Same process is applicable if commercial plantation is done from gram panchayat funds.
iv.Tree plantation done on revenue land on commercial basis from Joint Forest Management Committee funds would also get an incentive of Rs 10,000 per acre after one year
v.Under the scheme, the forest department will plant more than 99 lakh saplings and distribute 2.27 crore saplings.
Bhoomipujan of Biodiversity Park in Funda Village
CM Bhupesh Baghel also performed Bhoomipujan of Biodiversity Park to be developed in 20 acre land in Funda village under Durg forest division.
- Using Japanese Miyawaki technique,over 3,000 saplings of more than 100 species will be planted in this park.
The Book Titled ‘Butterfly Treasure of Chhattisgarh’ Was Also Launched
Besides, CM Bhupesh Baghel also launched the book `Butterfly Treasure of Chhattisgarh` , authored by the chief conservator of forests Sanjita Gupta.
- This book describes about 170 species of butterflies found in Chhattisgarh.
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Odisha Sprinter Dutee Chand conferred with Chhattisgarh Veerni Awards. The award, instituted by the Chhattisgarh state government, recognises contributions of Indian women in different fields, including sports. The inaugural edition of the award ceremony was held virtually and presented by Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel.
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Chief Minister:Bhupesh Baghel