Environment forest will be established in Rajim, Shivrinarayan
RAIPUR: Environment forest will be established on the
non-arable land near the rivers in the religious and cultural cities of Rajim
and Shivrinarayan from Campa fund. Chief Secretary Vivek Dhand, at the State
Campa Working Committee meeting held here on Wednesday, instructed the forest
department officers to prepare a detailed project for it.
In the meeting, Rs 1.44 crore from the Campa interest
fund has been approved for establishment of Paryavaran Vatika at Oxivan at
Dongariguda in Kondagaon district. The chief secretary asked the forest
officers to get a detailed project report prepared by specialists for the
environment forest at Rajim and Shivarinarayan from the interest accrued from
the Campa fund. In principle sanction for Rs 5 lakh each has been accorded for
the preparation of detailed project report.
He discussed in detail on the approval of different
development works, local employees and their housing and transportation facilities
from the State Campa Fund and its interest. In principle approval has been
given for taking service of project management consultant for different
In the meeting, the re-appropriation proposal for
levelling administrative sector and parking and electrification in the
under-construction Jangal Safari in Naya Raipur has been approved. Financial
power of officers of forest department has been increased for the construction
works sanctioned under the Camp fund by inviting open tender. Now, the
principal chief conservator of forest is empowered to sanction construction
works up to Rs 5 crore, chief conservator of forest Rs 1 crore, conservator of
forest Rs 75 lakh and divisional forest officer Rs 40 lakh through open tender.
Member secretary of Chhattisgarh State Campa VK Sinha
said that tissue culture lab was being established under the State Forest
Research and Training Institution Raipur. Additional chief secretary
Agriculture Ajay Singh, principal secretary Panchayat and Rural Development
Department MK Raut, principal secretary Forest Department RP Mandal, principal
chief conservator of forest AK Singh and senior officers of forest department
were present in the meeting.