Special Report

Raipur : Chhattisgarh tops in distribution of community and individual forest rights certificate : Distribution of more than 4.84 lakh forest rights certificates in Chhattisgarh

Raipur : Chhattisgarh tops in distribution of community and individual forest rights certificate : Distribution of more than 4.84 lakh forest rights certificates in Chhattisgarh

Individual and community forest rights recognized on 50 lakh 16 thousand 85 acres of forest land

Chhattisgarh is the leading state in the country in terms of distribution of community and individual forest rights papers. 4 lakh 84 thousand 975 individual and community forest rights papers have been distributed in Chhattisgarh, while 2 lakh 56 thousand 997 forest rights papers in both categories in the neighboring state of Madhya Pradesh, 1 lakh 72 thousand 116 in Maharashtra, 4 lakh 43 thousand in Odisha. In 761 and Gujarat only 93 thousand 704 forest rights papers have been distributed.
Immediately after the formation of the new government in the state, Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel had made it clear that ensuring access to forest rights pattas to all eligible people would be the top priority of his government. He congratulated and congratulated the officials of Tribal Development Scheduled Caste Development Department, Forest and Revenue Department for this achievement.
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has said that the overall development of the tribal community is the highest priority of the state government in the state of Chhattisgarh with 32 percent tribal population. The dream of building Nava-Chhattisgarh cannot be realized without ensuring access to all kinds of rights to the tribals. The tribals have the first right over the forests on which their lives and livelihoods depend.
A year and a half ago, during the swearing in of the new government in the state, it was announced that we will ensure access to justice to every tribal-family who has traditionally suffered injustice and neglect.
Chhattisgarh is far ahead of other states in the area of forest land, which has been recognized through forest rights papers. Individual and community forest rights have been given on more than 50 lakh 16 thousand 85 acres of forest land in Chhattisgarh through both individual and community forest rights letters, while in Madhya Pradesh 22 lakh 79 thousand through forest rights papers of both categories. Individual and community forest rights have been recognized in 53 acres, 31 lakh 29 thousand 589 acres in Maharashtra, 8 lakh 87 thousand 927 acres in Odisha and 13 lakh 9 thousand 58 acres in Gujarat.
Maximum 4 lakh 41 thousand 429 individual forest rights recognition cards were distributed in Chhattisgarh, in which forest rights were recognized in 9 lakh 18 thousand 788 acres of land. 8 lakh 14 thousand 34 acres in 2 lakh 29 thousand 27 individual forest rights papers distributed in Madhya Pradesh, 3 lakh 92 thousand 928 acres in 1 lakh 65 thousand 32 forest rights papers distributed in Maharashtra, 4 lakh 37 thousand distributed in Odisha Forest rights have been recognized in 6 lakh 52 thousand 443 acres in 184 Forest Rights Papers and 1 lakh 47 thousand 707 acres in 90 thousand 188 Personal Forest Rights Papers distributed in Gujarat.
Similarly, in Chhattisgarh, through the distribution of 43 thousand 546 Community Forest Charter letters, forest rights have been recognized in 40 lakh 97 thousand 297 acres, 27 thousand 970 distributed in Madhya Pradesh, 14 in Community Forest Charter letters. In Maharashtra 65 thousand 58 acres, in Maharashtra 7 thousand 84 community forest rights papers, in 27 lakh 36 thousand 660 acres, forest rights have been recognized in 2 lakh 35 thousand 483 acres in 6 thousand 577 community forest rights papers distributed in Odisha and 11 lakh 61 thousand 351 acres in 3 thousand 516 community forest rights papers distributed in Gujarat.

 

 




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