Pasture development underway in approximately 5,000 hectares of forested areas

Nearly Rs 12 crore approved under CAMPA item for the year 2022-23

Raipur (| Numerous initiatives for groundwater recharge in the drains of the remote forest regions are being undertaken under the Narva Development Programme in Chhattisgarh. As part of this programme, the development of pastures in a forested area spanning 4,751 hectares is underway, with an amount of Rs 11.79 crore approved under the annual action plan of CAMPA item 2022-23. The Minister of Forest and Climate Change, Shri Mohammad Akbar, has hailed this project as highly beneficial for enhancing the food and habitat of wild animals.

It is worth noting that in the fiscal year 2022-23, the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) Chhattisgarh has approved the selection of 1,503 drains for the treatment of over 6 lakh hectares of land under its annual work plan. For this purpose, more than 29 lakh groundwater-related structures are being constructed. An amount of over 300 crores has been approved for their construction in 32 forest divisions, 2 national parks, 3 tiger reserves, and 1 elephant reserve in the state.