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Raipur : Nearly 7 lakh 42 thousand standard sacks of tendupatta collected in state till date : Instructions given to keep a check on illegally transported tendupatta

Raipur : Nearly 7 lakh 42 thousand standard sacks of tendupatta collected in state till date : Instructions given to keep a check on illegally transported tendupatta

 Tendupatta collection is going on in forest areas of state at an accelerated pace. In the current season, nearly 7 lakh 42 thousand standard sacks of tendupatta have been collected against the target of 16 lakh 71 thousand standard sacks. While reviewing the collection work, Chief Secretary Forest Mr. CK Khetan gave instructions to the forest officials to ensure regular monitoring of the collection work and timely wage payment to the collectors.

Additional Chief Secretary directed the officials to be alert and strictly keep a check on illegal transport of tendupatta from neighbouring states. In the meeting, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest informed that in the current season of tendupatta collection, total amount of Rs 700 crores is to be paid as wages to the labourers engaged. Funds for this have already been arranged.  

He informed that Rs 375 crores have been transferred to District Unions for payment towards tendupatta collector families. In the district unions of Dantewada, South Kondagaon, Keshkal and Narayanpur, 100% of the target for tendupatta collection has been achieved, whereas in Bastar 75% of the target has been achieved, Gariaband 78% and in Bijapur 70% of the target of tendupatta collection has been achieved. Remaining collection work is expected to be completed within 15-20 days.

 



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