Raipur: The state government has distributed forest rights to the villagers and they have got a big support in the form of a means of livelihood along with getting rights on their land.
Chief minister Bhupesh Baghel on Tuesday interacted with the villagers of Murka village of Balrampur district, Phoolsai and Rajaram Porte who received forest rights, and enquired about their wellbeing. Baghel not only took information from the villagers of the remote district about the changes and conveniences brought in their lives by the Forest Rights, but also suggested them to increase the production capacity of the land by sharing his own farming experience.
Talking to chief minister, Rajaram Porte informed that he has got rights of 2 acres of land, which also has a dabri and a well. They use the water of the well for planting vegetables and are sowing wheat and mustard from dabri along with doing fish farming in it. On being asked by chief minister regarding the production of vegetables, Rajaram said that he has sold two to two and a half quintals of vegetables. Hearing that the new land was not fertile, chief minister advised him to add vermi compost to increase the productivity of the land.
Similarly, Phool Sai told that he has got forest rights letter of 2.5 acres of land in which there is a dabri and a well. On being asked about the availability of water by chief minister, Phoolsai answered that the well in his farm has enough water, through which he does irrigation and does fish farming in dabri. On being asked by the Chief Minister, he told that he is raising Rohu fish.