Bhopal : Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh Government is always ready to ensure justified rights to tribals in the state. On one hand, to enhance their income, increase has been made by the Central government in the support price of minor forest produce as well as better value of tendu leaf was ensured and on the other, their all loans as of August 15, 2020, obtained from the illegal moneylenders are being declared null and void by enacting a law to free them from exploitation. Forest rights pattas are being given by the government to all eligible beneficiaries, belonging to the scheduled tribe category in the state.
On the occasion of birthday of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, ‘Gharib Kalyan’ week is being organized in Madhya Pradesh from September 16 to 23. On the fourth day of the week, ‘Vanadhikar Diwas’ will be celebrated in the state on September 19.Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Bhopal and Ministers as well as public representatives in other districts will distribute forest right pattas to the beneficiaries. On this occasion, more than 22 thousand forest rights pattas will be distributed in 47 districts of the state.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan will distribute forest rights pattas to the beneficiaries at a state level programme, to be held at Tribal Museum at 11.00 a.m. He will also address all beneficiaries through video conferencing and will interact with few beneficiaries. On this occasion, CM Shri Chouhan will also release ‘Vanadhikar Pustika’. The programme will take place till 12.00 noon. Minister for Tribal Welfare Sushri Meena Singh will also participate in the programme. The programme can be directly viewed on the regional channels of Doordarshan as well as through webcast, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. In the district level programmes, Ministers and public representatives will distribute forest rights pattas to the beneficiaries.
The effective implementation of Forest Right Act was ensured in Madhya Pradesh for the first time under the leadership of the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan. So far, about 2 lakh 70 thousand personal and 29 thousand 996 community forest rights pattas have been accepted. It is a resolution of the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan to give justified rights to each eligible tribal on land under his/her possession.
Ministers to distribute pattas at below mentioned places
In ‘Vanadhikar Utsav’, Minister for Home Dr. Narottam Mishra and Minister for Higher Education Dr. Mohan Yadav will distribute pattas in Datia. Similarly, Minister for Water Resources Shri Tulsiram Silawat in (Sanver) Indore, Minister for Food Shri Bisahulal Sahu in (Khuntatola) Anuppur, Minister for Sports Smt. Yashodhara Raje Scindia in Shivpuri, Minister for Urban Development and Housing Shri Bhupendra Singh in (Bandri) Sagar, Minister for Agriculture Shri Kamal Patel in Harda, Minister for Revenue Shri Govind Singh Rajput in Sagar, Minister for Mineral Resources Shri Brijendra Pratap Singh in Panna, Minister for Medical Education Shri Vishwas Sarang in Bhopal, Minister for Women and Child Development Smt. Imrati Devi in (Dabra) Gwalior, Minister for Health Dr. Prabhuram Chaudhary in (Sanchi) Raisen, Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Mahendra Singh Sisodiya in (Bamhori) Guna, Minister for Energy Shri Pradyuman Singh Tomar in Gwalior, Minister for Tourism Sushri Usha Thakur in Indore, Minister for Cooperatives Shri Arvind Bhadoriya in Shivpuri, Minister for New and Renewable Energy Shri Hardeep Singh Dang in (Suwasra) Mandsaur, Minister for Industrial Policy and Investment Promotion Shri Rajvardhan Singh Dattigaon in (Badnawar) Dhar, Minister of State for School Education (Independent Charge) Shri Inder Singh Parmar in (Bagli) Dewas, Minister of State for Panchayat and Rural Development (Independent Charge) Shri Ram Khelavan Patel in (Sanchi) Raisen, Minister of State for Water Resources (Independent Charge) Shri Ram Kishore Kanvre in Balaghat, Minister of State for Public Health Engineering Shri Brijendra Singh Yadav in (Mungawli) Ashoknagar and Minister of State for Public Works Shri Suresh Dhakad in (Pohri) Shivpuri will distribute forest rights pattas to the beneficiaries.