MP first in country to implement Forest Rights Act: CM

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Oct 2018 12:08:02


Staff Reporter,

CM Chouhan participates in programme of Ekta Parishad in Gwalior

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Madhya Pradesh has become the first state in the country to implement Forest Rights Act. As many as 2,25,000 forest right pattas have already been given in the State to people dwelling in the forest. In Dindori itself, pattas of 23,000 hectare land have been given to the people of scheduled tribe by conducting a special campaign. Chouhan mentioned that the State Government has given 30 lakh residential pattas to each needy person of the state till now by passing a bill in the assembly. He further informed that 15 lakh houses have been built in the state during the last two years and have been provided to the homeless persons. Not a single person will remain landless in the next four years, he added.

Moreover, Chouhan informed that budget allocation as per the population of poor has been ensured for the welfare programmes. The Land Reforms Commission has been constituted after the deliberations with various organisations and clear legal provisions have been made to give land rights to women. Chouhan said that a strong social security has been ensured by the government in the form of Sambal Yojana for each poor and needy person of the state. Under the scheme, full expenses towards education for children of beneficiaries from class 1 to higher education are being borne by the state government. A financial assistance from Rs 2 to 4 lakhs is being given to these families at the time of crisis. Along with this, free medical treatment and employment opportunities are being made available for poor and needy persons.

Dr S N Subbarao of Ekta Parishad said that one get their rights and power not by gun but by sacrifice, non-violence and peace. The founder of Ekta Parishad, Rajgopal PV praised easy availability and timely co-operation of the Chief Minister Chouhan.