State Green Council to be set up in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Dec 11: State Green Council will be set up in Chhattisgarh with the 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-Persons 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 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 Laghu Vanopaj Sangh at the earliest. 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 considering continuous environmental degradation. This will help in conserving the environment and protecting nature besides enhancing income of the poor communities and ensuring growth in agriculture.
Several innovative works have been started in this direction in the last three years in Chhattisgarh. In order to give a new direction to the concept of regenerative development and to achieve the goal of making Chhattisgarh a leading state in the country and the world, Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary Forest, Agriculture Production Commissioner, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Managing Director of Laghu Vanopaj Sangh will be a members of the Chhattisgarh State Green Council and the Chief Conservator of Forests will be its member secretary.

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