The Community Forest Resource Rights (CFRR) awareness campaign across Chhattisgarh will commence from August 15 and end by January 26, 2023.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Tuesday released the campaign calendar at a function here to mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.
Based on the review conducted by Chief Minister, villagers of Scheduled Areas are still unaware of the guidelines, other frameworks and procedures for implementation of CFRR even though training was imparted to field workers.
With the coordination of the Tribal Development and Forest department, the Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) will implement the campaign.
It would also take assistance from other local NGOs, an official communication said on Wednesday.
Apart from holding the Gram Sabha in normal process including on special days, other mediums will be used to spread the information on CFRR. During the Gram Sabha, awareness posters, campaign song and film shows related to the subject will be held.
Baghel said Chhattisgarh wass one of the leading states in implementing the CFRR, where tribal villagers and forest dwellers have been given their due rights. The villagers will now be more responsible for protecting their respective areas.
The state has approved CFRR in 3,801 villages.