The Chief Minister Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu has announced a new initiative to afforest barren forest areas in the state under Himachal Pradesh CAMPA by 2023-24. The afforestation will be done on large areas of barren hills in a phased manner, and dedicated staff will be appointed to take care of the saplings.
Identified Barren Forest Land Area of 256 Hectares in 12 Districts
More than 256 hectares of barren forest land area have been identified in all the 12 districts of the state, and an amount of Rs 8.83 crore has been proposed for the work. The plants planted here will be properly maintained for five years, and local representatives of the area will be involved in the campaign to make it a public campaign.
Proper Monitoring to be Ensured
The Chief Minister has instructed to monitor the afforestation properly after plantation and involves the concerned sub-divisional officers in the monitoring process. The state government is committed to achieving the goal of a green state and will pay special attention to the afforestation of barren forestland.
What is the new initiative announced by Chief Minister Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu?
afforest barren forest areas in the state under Himachal Pradesh CAMPA by 2023-24.
How much barren forest land area has been identified in Himachal Pradesh?
How much amount has been proposed for the afforestation work?
An amount of Rs 8.83 crore has been proposed for the afforestation work.