MI NEWS SERVICE
RANCHI: Chief Minister Raghubar Das said that forest area has increased by 3.5 percent in the past four year. Forest area in Jharkhand is 33 percent more than the national average. This is one of the positive effects of Ujjwala Scheme. The Chief Minister was addressing meeting of 20 point committee in Project Building on Saturday.
The Chief Minister said that increase in the forest area is the biggest achievement of Jharkhand. Several schemes of Central Government especially Ujjwala Scheme has contributed in forest conservation as due to this scheme, the use of wood has decreased. As a result the dense forest area has increased by 214 square kilometer.
The Chief Minister said that comprehensive campaign for tree planting in the state was conducted in last four years. To maintain the environmental balance ‘Chief Minister Jan Van Yojna’ has been started. With its implementation, positive results can be seen in the environment. Excellent efforts are being taken to increase the forest areas under this scheme, CM added.