The Mukhyamantri Vriksha Sampada Yojana is a scheme launched by the government of Chhattisgarh, India, on World Forestry Day 2023. The programme aims to encourage commercial tree plantation in rural areas, increase farmer incomes, and promote sustainable development. The scheme will plant 15 crore trees on 1 lakh 80 thousand acres over five years, targeting 36 thousand acres per year.
The initiative will offer farmers additional income through carbon credits and an annual income of Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 50,000 per acre. The scheme will have a positive impact on the economy, the environment, and soil health. The commercial tree planting scheme is open to farmers, landowners, businesses, trusts, and land contract holders.
Twelve different tree species will be planted, including Clonal Eucalyptus, Rootshoot Teak, Sandalwood, and Mahaneem. By planting commercial tree species, the Mukhyamantri Vriksha Sampada Yojana enables private individuals, organizations, or businesses to make the most profit possible. This programme is an excellent initiative that demonstrates engagement and dedication to combating climate change.
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