Raipur: The state government is gearing up to form
State Green Council with an aim of giving a new direction to the concept of
regenerative development and making Chhattisgarh a leading state in this work.
Chief minister Bhupesh Baghel will be the chairman
of this council. Agriculture minister Ravindra Choubey, forest minister Mohammad
Akbar and advisor to chief minister Pradeep Sharma will be the Vice-Chairman of
Chhattisgarh State Green Council. In addition to the member secretary and technical
advisor, a total of 12 members will be appointed in the council. Forest department
will be the administrative department for regenerative development work.
Chief minister Bhupesh Baghel has asked the chief
secretary to ensure immediate action regarding the formation of Chhattisgarh
State Green Council. The chief minister has given instructions to start the
council’s office in the Minor Forest Produce Union office immediately.
It is noteworthy that due to continuous
environmental degradation, regenerative and sustainable development is the only
option to avoid the ill-effects of climate change and increase in the earth’s
temperature in the world. This will help in protecting the environment and
nature as well as in the income of the poor communities. Progress is being made
in the field of growth and agriculture.
In the state of Chhattisgarh, many innovative
works have been started in this direction in the last three years. Chief
Secretary, Principal Secretary Forest, Agriculture Production Commissioner,
Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Managing Director of Minor Forest
Produce Association will be members of the Chhattisgarh State Green Council and
the Chief Conservator of Forests will be its member secretary. Swaniti
Initiative organization will serve as technical advisor. 7 members of the
Chhattisgarh State Green Council will be nominated by the chairman from among
the reputed people of the private sector.