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Chhattisgarh’s Jagdalpur Became the First Municipal Corporation of India to Provide Forest Land Right Certificates to Urban People

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Chhattisgarh's-Jagdalpur-Becomes-Country's-First-MunicipalOn 9th August 2020, on the occasion of International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples or World Tribal Day Chief Minister (CM) of Chhattisgarh, Bhupesh Baghel initiated the distribution of forest land right certificates to four beneficiaries of Jagdalpur over a virtual platform. The Municipal corporation of Jagdalpur became the first municipal corporation in India to provide forest land right certificates to the people of urban region.

Jagdalpur – Municipal Corporation:

i.Jagdalpur municipal corporation is one of the municipal corporations which encloses forest lands in its jurisdiction area.

ii.Around 1,777 applications were received for the forest land right certificates which will be provided as per the rule.

Forest Rights Act:

i.The forest rights act allows the provision to allot the forest land lease to the eligible forest dwellers in the forestland of the urban region.

ii.On Public interest, the enactment of this provision has been initiated in chhattisgarh.

Other initiatives:

i.On the request of Chitrakote Rajman Benham, Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA)of Chhattisgarh, CM Baghel approved to sanction Rs.6 crores and allot 5 acres of land to the Koya Kutma Community.

ii.He also approved a community hall for the Koya Kutma community and a museum for preserving the historical and archaeological heritage, arts and culture of Bastar.

iii.The CM distributed the cheques to the 271 beneficiaries under the Shaheed Veer Narayan Swalamban Yojana.

iv.He felicitated 140 meritorious tribal students with cheques worth Rs.5100 and certificates for their outstanding performance in Class 10 and 12 examinations.

Recent Related News:

i.In accordance with the delta rankings for aspirational districts by government think-tank Niti (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog, Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh has topped the list of aspirational districts in Overall Delta Ranking for the February-June 2020 period.

ii.Bhupesh Baghel, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh announced the launch of “Godhan Nyay
Yojana” through an online press conference to promote animal husbandry and make it a commercially profitable practice and to procure the cow dung from the farmers at a fixed rate.

Tribal Communities of Chhattisgarh:

Baiga, Korba, Abhuj Maria, BisonHorn Maria, Muria, Halbaa, Bhatra and Dhurvaa major tribes of Chhattisgarh.