Under "Narva Vikas" in forest areas, ground water conservation works should be implemented on priority: Chief Minister Shri Baghel

Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel has said that under the state government’s ambitious scheme “Narva Vikas”, along with non-forest areas, the works of ground water conservation should be implemented on priority. Under this, the works done in the forest areas under CAMPA item provide important opportunities for employment generation to the forest dwellers, tribals and villagers around the forest areas. In the second meeting of the Governing Body of Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA), instructions were given to this effect. On this occasion, Forest and Climate Change Minister Mr. Mohammad Akbar, Chief Secretary Mr. Amitabh Jain, Additional Chief Secretary Dr. Renu G. Pillay, Additional Chief Secretary Shri Subrata Sahu, Principal Secretary Forest Department Shri Manoj Kumar Pingua, Principal Secretary Commercial Taxes Shri Gaurav Dwivedi, Principal Secretary, Village Industries Department Smt. Maninder Kaur, Secretary General Administration Department Shri D.D. Singh, Secretary, Finance Department, Smt. Alarmelmangai D., Agriculture Production Commissioner Dr. Kamalpreet Singh, Special Secretary, Agriculture Department, Dr. S. Bharathidasan, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Chief of Forest Force Shri Rakesh Chaturvedi, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) Shri P.V. Narasimha Rao, Chief Executive Officer CAMPA Shri V. Officials including Srinivasa Rao were present. In the meeting, Chief Minister Shri Baghel directed to expedite all the sanctioned works by making better use of the amount of CAMPA item in the state. Under this, along with the protection of forests, special emphasis was laid on the work of wildlife protection and development of minor forest produce and their conservation and promotion. He said that this would provide maximum employment to the local people in Vananchal and their income would also increase. Chief Minister Shri Baghel also directed to ensure distribution of compensation by taking prompt action in the loss of life, crop loss and property loss caused by wild elephants in the state. Giving consent to the proposal to use technology, the Chief Minister directed to send this proposal to the Centre. Generally, projects are prepared for the development of watershed areas by mapping them in the traditional manual method at the regional levels, in which work can be done in a very limited way. At present, the use of state-of-the-art remote sensing lidar technology would be better for surveying the forests of Chhattisgarh. With this, projects can be prepared for remote and remote areas using mapping from scientific method. With the help of Lidar technology, accurate measurement of forest area growth, tree height and volume, soil moisture conservation status, watershed analysis, encroachment in forest areas, mining activities, fire control in forest area, number of wild life and their movement. can be calculated. This will help in better planning of development of forest areas. Like this:Like Loading… Continue Reading