Raipur: Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, while launching the Chief Minister Tree Plantation Promotion Scheme state-wide through a virtual program organized at his residence office today, said that through this we have resolved to save and beautify the environment as well as to provide economic support to the villagers and farmers. With everyone's participation, we will fulfill this resolve. He said that under the Chief Minister Tree Plantation Promotion Scheme, a provision has also been made to give incentive money to the people for planting fruit-bearing, timber, non-timber, and medicinal plants.
On this occasion, CM Baghel asked everyone to widely publicize the Chief Minister Tree Plantation Promotion Scheme and motivate and encourage people to plant saplings and protect them. He said that this time tree plantation campaign is being conducted in the state as a tree plantation promotion scheme. With more public participation in this, the guarantee of the success of the plantation will also be more.
Forest Minister Mohammad Akbar said that the Chief Minister Tree Plantation Promotion Scheme will prove to be a revolutionary scheme. Through this scheme, the plantation will be done in private land with the help of the forest department. He gave detailed information about the provision of this scheme and said that the rules for felling and transportation of trees planted under it have been simplified. Farmers will not need to take permission for felling the trees planted in their fields. Only the department has to be informed. The need for a pass for transportation has also been done away with.
Food Minister Amarjit Bhagat, Parliamentary Secretary Chintamani Maharaj, Rashmi Ashish Singh, Vinod Chandrakar, Shishupal Sori, MPs Deepak Baij, Shri Mohan Mandavi, and Arun Sao, and other public representatives attended the program through video conferencing. Panchayat officials and farmers appreciated Chief Minister Tree Plantation Promotion Scheme and said that this would improve the environment and the condition of farmers in the state of Chhattisgarh. He called it a unique initiative of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel. On this occasion, many farmers talked about adopting plantations of fruit trees instead of paddy. People's representatives said that the provision of incentive money under this scheme will bring awareness among the people about tree plantation and protection. Tree plantations will increase the income of the people.