Centre Announces Rs 20 Cr Rehabilitation Package For Jhum Cultivators

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Recently, the Union Minister of State (MoS) for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution; Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ashwini Kr. Choubey had announced an allocation of Rs 20 Crore to Nagaland as rehabilitation package against jhum cultivation.

The MoS asserted that aforementioned fund will be provided under Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA).

Accordingly, this fund will help cultivators earn an alternative livelihood, thereby maintaining the ecological balance within the state.

Meanwhile, the project will be funded in 6 districts of Eastern Nagaland and Wokha district.

He further added that Capital Kohima and Dimapur have been selected for the Nagar Van Scheme.

This will help enforce people’s participation and collaboration between forest department, municipal bodies, NGOs, corporates and local citizens.

The initiative can further promote and develop the state for more cleaner and greener enviornment, according to Choubey.

He further added that 36 schools in the state would also receive Rs 50,000 from the Centre to set up plant nurseries.

During his official visit to the Northeastern state, Choubey stated that “India will not progress unless the north east region is developed”.

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