Chhattisgarh’s Jagdalpur is the first municipal corporation of the country, where people of urban areas received forestland right certificates

Students felicitated for their excellent in 10th and 12th board examinations

Raipur: Chhattisgarh’s Jagdalpur has become the first municipal corporation of the country, where people of urban area have been provided forest land right certificates. On the occasion of International Day of World’s Indigenous People today, Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel commenced the distribution of forestland right certificates by giving away the certificates to four beneficiaries of Jagdalpur via video conferencing. Jagdalpur is among the few municipal corporations, jurisdiction areas of which includes forestlands. Nearly 1777 applications have been received for forestland right certificates, which will be resolved as per the rules.
Mr. Baghel said that Forest Rights Act has the provision of allotting forestland lease to the eligible forest dwellers in forestland of urban areas. But till date, this provision was not enacted. Enactment of this provision has been started in Chhattisgarh in public interest.
On the occasion, Chief Minister Mr. Baghel approved sanction of Rs 6 crore and allotment of 5 acres of land to Koya Kutma community on request of MLA Chitrakote Mr. Rajman Benham, Chief Minister also approved the request of community hall construction for Koya Kutma community and museum for preserving the historical and archaeological heritages, art and culture of Bastar. Chief Minister extended the greetings of this special day to tribal communities and said that the government is committed towards development of tribal areas. In the programme, individual forestland rights certificates (leases) of more than three hectares of land were symbolically distributed to 4 beneficiaries in the urban area. Chief Minister distributed cheques to 271 beneficiaries symbolically under Shaheed Veer Narayan Swalamban Yojana. Chief Minister Mr. Baghel felicitated 140 meritorious tribal students with cheques worth Rs 5100-5100 and certificates for outstanding performance in Class 12 and 10 examinations.
On this occasion, Chairman of Bastar Development Authority, Mr. Lakeshwar Baghel, Bastar MP Mr. Deepak Badge, Parliamentary Secretary Mr. Rekhachand Jain, MLA Chitrakote Mr. Rajman Benzam, District Panchayat President Mrs. Vedvati Kashyap, Mayor Mrs. Safira Sahu, Administrative Officers and representatives of tribal society joined from the NIC Room of District Office Bastar via video conferencing.

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