Free Press Journal

More facilities for forest land title holders


BHOPAL: The agricultural lands for which pattas have been given to forest dwellers under Forest Rights Act can now be developed under Vanvasi Samvardhan Upyojna.

The leaseholder forest dwellers will also be able to get employment through

this unique sub- plan of infrastructure development in the forest areas through Mahatma Gandhi National Urban Employment Scheme.

Besides making agricultural lands of forest dwellers fertile, land development works will also be undertaken under the subplan.

The sub- plan will also be useful in making employment available to forest dwellers besides the development of lands made available to them under Forest Rights Act.

Efforts will also be made to extend the benefits of other sub- plans of MNREGA to these leaseholders with a view to making additional agriculture- based livelihood available to them.