CM Bhupesh Baghel will launch ‘Mukhyamantri Vriksh Sampada Yojana’ on 21 March on the occasion of the International Day of Forests

State Government’s ambitious scheme to encourage commercial tree plantation in Chhattisgarh

Programs will be organized in every district

Chief Secretary has given instructions to ensure timely preparations

Raipur (| Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel will launch the State Government’s ambitious scheme ‘Mukhyamantri Vriksh Sampada Yojana’ on the occasion of the International Day of Forests on 21 March. After the annoucement of the implementation of ‘Vriksh Sampada Yojana’ to encourage commercial tree-plantation in Chhattisgarh by the Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, the preparations for its execution are in full swing. The Chief Secretary Amitabh Jain has written and sent letters in this regard to all collectors and divisional forest officers giving instructions to ensure required preparations for the inauguration of ‘Mukhyamantri Vriksh Sampada Yojana’ in their districts. Local public representatives, departmental officers and employees, and a large number of common people will attend the program.

It is noteworthy that under the ‘Mukhyamantri Vriksh Sampada Yojana’, willing land owners of all categories, governmental, semi-governmental, and autonomous institutions of the Government, private educational institutions, Panchayats, and land contract holders will be eligible to benefit from this scheme. Under this scheme, 100 percent of financial aid will be provided to the beneficiaries for tree-plantation on 5 acres of private land, whereas 50 percent financial assistance will be given to beneficiaries for tree-plantation on more than 5 acres of land.

Through this scheme, a goal of planting 15 crore saplings in 1 lakh 80 thousand acres of land in 5 years has been set at the rate of 36 thousand acres of land every year. The Government will decide the minimum price for the purchase of selected plant species every year, so that farmers can get a definite income. The production of wood outside the forest regions will encourage wood-related industries. Besides, farmers will earn extra income through carbon credit