- Mr. Baghel writes letter to Union Tribal Affairs Minister Mr. Arjun Munda
- Chhattisgarh ranks first in the country for collecting 72.5 percent of the total minor forest produce collection under Minimum Support Price Scheme
- 139 Van Dhan Vikas Kendras have been set up, more than 120 herbals products are being manufactured and sold under the brand name of ‘Chhattisgarh Herbals’
Approval of this proposal would provide better benefits to the tribal and forest dweller families
Raipur (the states. news)Chief Minister Mr.
Bhupesh Baghel has written letter to Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Mr. Arjun
Munda, requesting immediate approval of proposals worth Rs 234 crore 18
lakh for minor forest produce based development, in the larger interest
of tribal people in Chhattisgarh.
In the letter, Chief Minister has stated that 44 percent of the geographical area in Chhattisgarh is covered in forests and 31.80 percent of the population belongs to tribal community. Under Government of India’s Minimum Support Price Scheme, 38 kinds of minor forest produce along with 14 others types of minor forest produce are procured at the rate fixed by State Government. In year 2020-21,minor forest produce worth nearly Rs 115 crore rupees have been procured at minimum support price so far.
This scheme has played an important role in providing employment to tribal people and forest dwellers during COVID crisis. In year 2020-21, Chhattisgarh secured first rank in the country for collecting 72.5 percent of the total minor forest produce collection under Minimum Support Price Scheme. Similarly, under Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Yojana, 139 Van Dhan Vikas Kendras have been established and more than 120 herbals products are being manufactured and sold under the brand name of ‘Chhattisgarh Herbals’. (media saheb.com)