14 thousand quintals of forest produce collected in state till date
Maximum procurement recorded in Kabeerdham district
Target to collect nearly 8.5 lakh quintals of forest produce in the current season
Under the guidance of Forest Minister Mr. Mohammad Akbar, forest dwellers in the state are doing minor forest produce collection work, while adhering to the guidelines issued by the Government. Under this, nearly 14 thousand 96 quintals of minor forest produce worth Rs three crore 16 lakh have been collected in the current season. Minister Mr. Akbar told that collection target in the state for current season is 8 lakh 46 thousand 920 quintals of forest produce worth Rs 253 crore.
Principal Secretary Forest Mr. Manoj Kumar Pingua informed that against the given target, maximum collection of forest produce has been recorded in Khairagarh forest division i.e. of 839 quintals and among the districts, maximum collection has been recorded in Kabeerdham district i.e. 545 quintals. Villagers and forest dwellers are sincerely complying with the guidelines issued by government and the norms of ongoing lockdown. Collection data in various forest divisions of the state is as follows- 839 quintals of forest produce worth Rs 27 lakhs in Khairagarh, 545 quintals of forest produce worth Rs 13 lakh in Kawardha (Kabeerdham) and 3 thousand 37 quintals worth Rs 80 lakhs in Jagdalpur, 1573 quintals of forest produce worth Rs 46 lakh in Dantewada forest division, 762 quintals of forest produce worth Rs 12 lakhs in Kanker, 332 quintals worth Rs 6 lakhs in Bilaspur, 146 quintals worth Rs 2.5 lakhs in Balod and 965 quintal forest produce worth Rs 15 lakhs has been collected in Bijapur.
Likewise, 582 quintals of forest produce work Rs 12 lakhs in Balodabazar, 298 quintals worth Rs 4 lakhs in West Bhanupratappur, 686 quintals worth Rs 16 lakhs in Sukma, 326 quintals worth Rs 5 lakhs in Raigad and 889 quintals worth Rs 20 lakhs in South Kondagaon, 9 quintals worth Rs 1.5 lakh in Forest division Narayanpur, 328 quintals worth Rs 7 lakh in Korba, 271 quintals worth Rs 6 lakh in East Bhanupratappur, 80 quintals of Rs 1 lakh in Rajnandgaon and 160 quintals of Rs 3 lakh in Dhamtari, 232 quintals worth Rs. 4 lakhs in forest division-wise Katghora, 318 quintals worth Rs. 5 lakhs in Keshkal, 273 quintals of forest produce worth Rs. 5 lakhs in Gariaband, 280 quintals of forest produce worth Rs. 5 lakhs in Jashpur, 71 quintals forest produce worth Rs. 1 lakhs in Mahasamund and 113 quintals of forest produce have been collected in Sarguja. Similarly, 161 quintals of forest produce worth Rs 3 lakhs in Surajpur, 163 quintals of forest produce worth Rs 3 lakhs in Balrampur, 146 quintals of forest produce worth Rs 2 lakhs in Koriya, 81 quintals of Rs 1 lakhs in Dharamjaigarh and 50 quintals of forest produce forest produce worth one lakh rupees have been collected in Manendragarh.