Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel today performed bhumipujan of Integrated Tea Plantation
Raipur:Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel today performed bhumipujan of Integrated Tea Plantation near Sarna Ethnic Resort at Balachhapar Gram Panchayat of Jashpur district. Mr. Baghel along with Ministers, MLAs and officials, planted saplings of tea at the venue. Before that, he planted saplings at Sarna Ethnic Resort premise as well. On the seven acres of land beside Ethnic Resort, Forest Department is doing tea plantation under DMF and MNREGA. Nearly 6300 saplings of tea are being planted. Tea saplings usually take 2 to two and a half year to grow and from the 5th year of plantation, leaves are plucked regularly.
Chief Minister said in his address to the programme that Jashpur is known for tea plantation as well. Tea cultivation is actually profitable and hence, it should be promoted to benefit as many farmers as possible. He directed forest officials to make groups of farmers for tea farming and encourage them. Officials have also been directed to make proper arrangements for marketing.
On the occasion, Chief Minister met the farmers engaged in tea plantation- Mr. Mahendra Bhagat, Mr. Karmu Ram and Mrs. Itwari Bhagat and congratulated them for adopting tea farming. He asked the farmers to encourage other famers for tea plantation. Chief Minister asked the labourers about their wages and if they are paid on time. On this occasion, Food Minister and in-charge of the district Mr. Amarjeet Bhagat, Parliamentary Secretary and Samari MLA Mr. Chintamani Maharaj, Jashpur MLA Mr. Vinay Bhagat, Commissioner Ms. G. Kindo, Inspector General of Police Mr. Ratan Lal Dangi, Collector Mr. Mahadev Kavre, Superintendent of Police Mr. Balaji Rao and local public representatives and officers were present.