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CHHATTISGARH CM LAUNCHES INDIRA VAN MITAN YOJANA

CHHATTISGARH CM LAUNCHES INDIRA VAN MITAN YOJANA

Context

Chief Minister of Chattisgarh launched Indira Van Mitan Yojana.

Details

  • It was launched on the occasion of World Tribal Day.
  • Under this scheme, groups of youth will be formed in 10,000 villages of tribal areas of the state.
  • Also, all forest-based economic activities will be conducted through these groups.
  • It aims to add 19 lakh families from scheduled areas.
  • Under this scheme, groups will be empowered to manage trees, so that they can collect the forest produce from the trees of the forest areas and get economic benefits.
  • The purchase of forest produce will be arranged through the group so that the right price of forest produce can be obtained.
  • 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.

World Tribal Day

  • It is observed on 9 August each year to raise awareness and protect the rights of the world's indigenous population.
  • It also recognizes the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues such as environmental protection.

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