Rs 2,733L annual plan of State approved

| | BHUBANESWAR
  • 0

Rs 2,733L annual plan of State approved

Wednesday, 21 August 2019 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

For the restructured Bamboo Mission in the State, an annual action plan envisaging investment of around Rs 2,733 lakh was approved.

In the State Level Executive Committee Meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy on Tuesday, Principal Secretary, Forest and Environment, Dr Mona Sharma outlined the issues and  PCCF Sandeep Tripathy placed the proposals for discussion.

Giving nod to action plan Chief Secretary Tripathy directed the Odisha Bamboo Development Agency (OBDA) to intensify field level operations involving Van Surakshya Samitis (VSSs), Joint Forest Management Committees ( JMFC),  Eco Development Committees and Farmers' Clubs.

Tripathy also directed to undertake independent third party evaluation of the project after one year.

Outlining the modus operandi of the restructured bamboo mission, State Mission Director OBDA AK Pathak said, "The main objective is to increase the area under bamboo plantation in non-forest Government and private land for supplementing farm income, contributing towards climate change  resilience and  making available the  quality raw material for industries. It will be promoted predominantly in private land, community land, arable wasteland, along irrigation canals and water bodies."

It was decided in the meeting that only commercially viable species like Tulda, Vulgaries and Nutons would be planted. Farmers and artisans would be motivated to take up bamboo plantation. Financial assistance of Rs 50,000 per hectare would be provided for bamboo plantation and growing over a period of three years.

Around 417 seedlings would be planted in one hectare of land.

The financial support would be calculated at the rate of Rs 120 per plant to be disbursed in instalments as per cultivation, survival and growth  of the plants over a period of three years.

PCCF Tripathy appraised that because of the operations in last year, the bamboo cultivation increased from 11.2 lakh hectare  in 2017-18 to 14 lakh hectare in the year 2018-19.

It was further decided that quality planting materials would be developed in OBDA and other forest nurseries for supply to the farmers.

The operation would include the entire gamut of works like developing the nursery, actual plantation, treatment and seasoning of the plants, establishment of business clusters, establishment of processing units for value addition and marketing linkage.

State Editions

ISI agent nabbed from Chandauli

26 January 2020 | Pioneer News Service | Lucknow

MOu signed to enhance efficiency in health services of State

26 January 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Four injured in road accident

26 January 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Sunday Edition

WeeklyNatter

26 January 2020 | Pioneer | Sunday Pioneer

Talktime | ‘I believe in giving 200%’

26 January 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

mind bender

26 January 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

Habit tendencies can derail venture

26 January 2020 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Planning to travel overseas? Be well-insured

26 January 2020 | Rohan Kumar | Agenda

Maluti: Jharkhand’s own terracotta land

26 January 2020 | Somen Sengupta | Agenda