Fitter Story. In Chhattisgarh, the schemes of the Baghel government are returning the lost beauty to the forest areas. Spring is spreading in Vananchal due to Narva Vikas Yojana. Ground water level of forest areas is improving. Arrangements have been made for drinking water and irrigation to the forest dwellers. Life is returning again in the rivers, streams and ponds. The picture of Vananchal has changed due to the plans of the Baghel government. Under the Narva Development Program, a large number of ground water conservation works have been implemented rapidly in the drains located in Vananchal under CAMPA head. Due to this, there has been a lot of improvement in the ground water level of the forest areas.
Area residents including forest dwellers have started getting full benefits of facilities like drinking water, irrigation and drainage etc. Along with this, the works of forest conservation and promotion have also been encouraged. For its excellent performance in the state, the Department of Forest and Climate Change has also received the Gold Award for Environment category of ‘Scotch Award’.
Construction of more than 1.5 crore structures in 6,395 drains during four years in Vananchal
It is notable that during the last four years in Chhattisgarh, under the ambitious ‘Narva Vikas’ scheme being run by the state government, various water structures are being constructed by treating about 23 lakh hectares of water catchment areas of 6 thousand 395 drains located in Vananchal. Is. Under this, construction of more than one crore 61 lakh ground water conservation structures are included.
These structures include construction of brush wood check dam, loose boulder check dam, gabion structure, earthen check dam, contour trench, water absorption trench and staggered contour trench. Apart from this, ground water conservation structures like gully plug, check dam, stop dam, percolation tank and pond, dabri and waterhole etc. are being constructed.
About 23 lakh hectare land of Vananchal will be treated
Under the special initiative of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and under the guidance of Forest and Climate Change Minister Mohammad Akbar, the task of reviving water sources, rivers and ponds in Bade Talab has been taken up for conservation and augmentation of ground water in the forest areas of the state.
These include construction of more than 12 lakh structures to treat about 5 lakh hectares of land by selecting 863 drains in the year 2019-20, in which a total of 32 forest divisions under 25 districts with an amount of Rs 160 crore 55 lakh, 01 National The construction of ground water conservation structures is going on in Udyan, 2 Tiger Reserves, 01 Social Forestry and 01 Elephant Reserve.
Similarly, in the year 2020-21, by selecting 2 thousand 055 drains, construction of more than 46 lakh structures is in progress for the treatment of 6 lakh hectares of land. In this, the construction of ground water conservation structures is going on in 32 forest divisions, 2 national, 3 tiger reserves and 01 elephant reserve with an amount of more than Rs 421 crore.
In the year 2021-22, by selecting one thousand 974 drains, for the treatment of 5 lakh 70 thousand hectares of land, construction of more than 73 lakh ground water conservation structures are included. In this, 32 Forest Divisions, 2 National Parks, 2 Tiger Reserves, 01 Social Forestry and 01 Elephant Reserve were constructed with an amount of more than Rs. 407 crores for ground water augmentation.
Apart from this, in the year 2022-23, by selecting one thousand 503 drains, the construction of more than 29 lakh structures is going on for the treatment of more than 6 lakh hectares of land. In these, construction of ground water conservation structures is in progress in 32 forest divisions, 2 national parks, 3 tiger reserves and 01 elephant reserve with an amount of more than Rs 300 crore.
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