Baghel said at the function that under the Chief Minister’s Tree Plantation Promotion Scheme (CMTPPS), the forest department intends to plant more than 99 lakh saplings in the state this year to protect the environment as well as increase the income of farmers, panchayats and forest committees. .
He said, “Forest department has made necessary preparations to plant more than 99 lakh saplings this year and distribute 2.27 crore saplings for plantation to citizens and social groups under CMTPPS. For the convenience of the villagers and farmers, the new scheme has focused on easing the rules related to felling of trees. In future people will not need to take official permission to cut trees planted under the scheme in their land.”
He said that the new scheme has been linked with the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana, under which the paddy growers of Kharif season 2020 will be benefited if they plant trees in the upcoming crop season instead of paddy.
An official said, “Such farmers will be given an incentive of Rs 10,000 per acre per year for the next 3 years. If commercial tree plantation is done from Gram Panchayat fund, then after one year, if successful, an incentive amount of Rs 10,000 per acre will be given to such Panchayats.