Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh today requested the Central Government to clear the irrigation and power projects which fall under the Union Forest Conservation Act in the fast-track mode. He added that the Union Government had given powers to lay two-lane roads in the forest area to the State Government but denied the same facility for irrigation projects.
Newly-appointed Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, Chhattisgarh Dr. A.A. Boaz today paid courtesy call on Governor Mr. Balramji Das Tandon today at Rajbhavan.
The Green India Mission will be implemented in Chhattisgarh also. The Central Government has given a green signal to the Mission. Eleven forest mandals were chosen in the first year.Eighty forest management committees and villages will be linked to the Green India Mission. The forest mandals are Kawardha, Bilaspur,Marwahi, Katgora, Bastar, Kanker, South Kondagaon, Raipur, North Sarguja and South Sarguja.
General approval for construction of roads on forestland in 10 Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected districts of state will now be granted easily, as Central Government has slackened the rules related to this procedure. Centre has simplified the procedure for general approval under Section-2 of Central Forest Conservation Act 1980, keeping in view the need of infrastructural development for public utility. As per the simplified procedure, the general approval for construction of two-lane highways on forestland will be given by State Government itself.
Governor Shehkar Dutt, while presiding over the meeting of the officials belonging to Agriculture Department. Animal Husbandry, Dairy and forest produce cooperative societies laid his emphasis to focus on price revision policy as it's the main economic resources of the State. He also instructed the officials to promote food and processing industries in the State.
Taser Wildlife ECD (Electronic Control Device), a more effective and safer technology than current animal control tools, would soon be introduced by the Department of Forest, Government of Chhattisgarh. Department of Forest has also found some solutions to get rid of probable human-animal clash and subsequently protect the wild animal during the State-level workshop organised at Nandanvan zoo here on Tuesday. The workshop was organised under the able guidance of Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wild Animal) Ram Prakash and Principal Chief Conservator of Forest Dhirendra Sharma.