Mukhyamantri Vriksh Sampada Yojana
On the occasion of World Forestry Day, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel launched the Mukhyamantri Vriksh Sampada Yojana, also known as the Chief Minister Tree Wealth Scheme. The scheme aims to promote tree plantation across the state by providing financial assistance to farmers and landowners.
The Need for Tree Plantation in Chhattisgarh
Chhattisgarh is known for its dense forest cover and rich biodiversity. However, the state has been facing a massive loss of forest cover due to industrialization and other human activities. The government has recognized the need for urgent action to counter the effects of deforestation and promote tree plantation to conserve the environment.
The Chief Minister Tree Wealth Scheme
Under the Mukhyamantri Vriksh Sampada Yojana, the Chhattisgarh government will provide full subsidy for tree plantation on up to 5 acres of land. For those who wish to plant trees on more than 5 acres of land, the government will provide a 50 percent financial subsidy. The scheme is expected to contribute towards increasing green cover in the state.
Benefits of the Scheme
The Mukhyamantri Vriksh Sampada Yojana has several benefits for the people of Chhattisgarh. It will not only help to increase the state’s green cover but also provide employment opportunities for people in rural areas. The scheme will also help to conserve soil and water resources, reduce the effects of climate change and air pollution, and improve the overall quality of life for people in the state.
Implementation of the Scheme
The Chief Minister Tree Wealth Scheme will be implemented by the Chhattisgarh Forest Department, which will coordinate with various stakeholders, including farmers, landowners, and NGOs. The department will provide technical assistance and training to ensure that the trees are planted in a systematic and sustainable manner. The scheme will be implemented in phases, and the government has set a target of planting 6 crore trees across the state in the next three years.