Chhattisgarh Government has launched the “Indira Van Mitan” Yojana. The new scheme will aim to make the forest dwellers of the state self reliant. Under this scheme, government will form groups of youth in 10,000 villages of tribal areas of the state and they will be responsible to conduct all forest based economic activities. These economic activities will create self employment opportunities for the forest dwellers.
Under this scheme, Chhattisgarh Government has planned to cover 19 lakh families in scheduled areas through the youth groups. These groups will also manage the trees and will collect the forest produce from the trees in forest areas. They will also arrange the purchase of forest produce to ensure right price of the forest produce.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh: Bhupesh Baghel; Governor: Anusuiya Uikey.