CM to inaugurate ‘Van Madai’ today

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 13 Aug 2017 13:49:22


Staff Reporter,

RAIPUR,

Aug 12,

On the completion of 5,000 days of Dr Raman Singh as Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Forest Department, Government of Chhattisgarh is going to organise ‘Mahasammelan of Joint Forest Management Committees (JFMC) and Primary Minor Forest Produce Co-operative Societies (PMFPCS)- Van Madai-2017’ at Science College Ground in Raipur on Sunday, informed Principal Secretary of the Forest Department R P Mandal. The programme is scheduled to begin at 11 am.

Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh will be the Chief guest at the function.Speaker of Chhattisgarh Assembly Gaurishankar Agrawal will preside over the function. Forest Minister Mahesh Gagda, Ministers Ramsewak Paikra, Kedar Kashyap, Punnulal Mohile, Rajesh Munat, Bhayyalal Rajwade, Dayal Das Baghel, Ramsheela Sahu, Brijmohan Agrawal, Ajay Chandrakar, Prem Prakash Pandey, MP Ramesh Bais, Chairman of Chhattisgarh State Medicinal Plant Board Ram Pratap Singh, Chairman of Chhattisgarh State Minor Forest Produce Cooperative Federation Limited Bharat Sai, Chairman of Chhattisgarh State Forest Development Corporation Sriniwas Maddi, Vice Chairman of Chhattisgarh State Medicinal Plant Board Dr J P Sharma and Vice Chairman of Chhattisgarh State Minor Produce Cooperative Federation Limited Tikam Tandia will be present as special invitees.

Three Joint Forest Management Committees Manikpur in Balrampur district, Maheshpur in Surajpur district and Bargaon in Kankare district will be feted for their exceptional works in the programme. 10 forest officials- Sanjay Tripathy, Dhirendra Van Goswami, Ravindra Kumar Pandey, Shailesh Gupta, Ram Sahu, Pushpa Kujur and Archana Dipankar will be felicitated for their exceptional works in different fields. Raipur, Kanker, Jagdalpur, Durg, Bilaspur and Surguja forest circles have installed their stalls in the Van Madai where various products have been exhibited. Meritorious students of 12 tendu leaf collectors will be feted in the function. Six best Primary Minor Forest Produce Co-operative Societies Ghotiya, Bhanbeda, Dhansir, Iragaon, Chunchunidand and Madisarai will also be honoured for their exceptional works.

Souvenir of the Mahasammelan, the Margadarshika for training of the Minor Forest Produce Society, Cassette of the JFMC and brochure for insurance of tendu leaf collectors and scholarship scheme will be released. Besides them, the Statewide Bird Survey will be launched, informed PCCF R K Tamta. There are 887 Joint Forest Management Committees and 901 Primary Minor Forest Produce Co-operative Societies in the State.