Chhattisgarh CM launched Indira Van Mitan Yojana

Highlights:

  • Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel launched Indira Van Mitan Yojana on the occasion of World Tribal Day. 
  • The scheme aims to make the forest dwellers in the state self-reliant.
Indira Van Mitan Yojana : A Fact file
  • Under the Indira Van Mitan Yojana, youth groups will be formed in 10,000 villages of tribal area of the state. 
  • All forest-based economic activities will be conducted through these groups. 
  • The groups will work to provide self-employment and prosperity of the forest dwellers through these groups.
  • The groups will also ensure arrangements for procurement, processing and marketing of forest produce.
  • The scheme aims to add 19 lakh families from scheduled areas.
  • The groups will manage trees. 
  • They will collect the forest produce from the trees of the forest areas and get economic benefits.
  • The estimated cost of a unit would be around Rs.10 lakh. 
  • An amount of Rs.8.50 crore will be made available for the establishment of forest produce processing units in 85 development blocks of scheduled areas.
  • In order to increase the income of forest dwellers fruit and vegetation plants will be planted instead of timbers in the forests.