Chhattisgarh govt launches commercial plantation scheme to boost income of farmers
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Tuesday launched a scheme to promote commercial plantation in rural areas of the state that will boost income of farmers.Launching the scheme, titled Mukhyamantri Vriksh Sampada Yojana, at his office in the state Assembly premises here, Baghel said the scheme will also contribute to environment conservation.The scheme is aimed at promoting commercial tree plantation in rural areas to improve income of farmers.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Tuesday launched a scheme to promote commercial plantation in rural areas of the state that will boost income of farmers.
Launching the scheme, titled 'Mukhyamantri Vriksh Sampada Yojana', at his office in the state Assembly premises here, Baghel said the scheme will also contribute to environment conservation.
“The scheme is aimed at promoting commercial tree plantation in rural areas to improve income of farmers. Besides, it will also help in environment conservation and to spread greenery,'' the CM said.
Under the programme, commercial sapling plantation will be carried out on the fallow land of farmers willing to enroll for the scheme. The state government will provide 100 per cent subsidy for plantation on up to 5 acres of land and 50 per cent subsidy for plantation on more than 5 acres, he said.
Apart from farmers, government, semi-government and autonomous institutions, private educational institutions, private trusts, gram panchayats, private land owners and land lease holders can draw the benefits of the programme, Baghel said.
Under the scheme, 12 varieties of trees, including clonal eucalyptus, sandalwood and bamboo, will be planted this year, officials said.
The state government has set a target of planting 15 crore trees on 1.80 lakh acres of land in the next 5 years, they said.
The beneficiaries of the scheme can get an annual income between Rs 15,000 and 50,000 per acre, the officials said.
So far, 20,000 farmers have enrolled for undertaking plantation on 30,000 acres of land under the scheme, they added.
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