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Bamboo Plantation in 623 Hectare Area in Three Selected Districts

  • 12 Aug 2022
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On August 11, 2022, Forest Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Dr. Kunwar Vijay Shah informed that last year bamboo was planted in 623 hectare area in three districts - Dewas, Harda and Rewa selected for bamboo production under the 'One District - One Product' scheme.

Key Points

  • The Forest Minister told that plantation work includes 263 hectares of agricultural area in all the three districts and 360 hectares of agricultural area under MNREGA scheme.
  • For this financial year, a target of plantation in 1100 hectares of agricultural area in these three districts, 250 hectares in forest area under MGNREGA scheme and 750 hectares under forest department plans has been given.
  • Forest Minister Dr. Shah informed that under the 'One District-One Product' scheme, 6 districts of the state have been selected in the Wooden Cluster. Among these, Betul district have been included for teak, Alirajpur and Umaria for mahua, Dewas, Harda and Rewa for bamboo production.
  • Targets have been set according to the available bamboo resources by preparing a five-year roadmap for these three districts selected for bamboo.
  • Betul district has been selected for teak production. The land selection process for the Wooden Cluster in the district is under process. Units will be selected for the Wooden Cluster by investing about Rs 87 crore by 71 investment arts. These units will provide direct employment to 1600 persons.
  • Similarly, in Alirajpur and Umaria districts, the selection of beneficiaries for Mahua product is in process. In both these districts, outdoor plantation will be done for the production of forest produce.
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