Chandigarh- Haryana Forest and Environment Minister Kanwar Pal on Tuesday stated that the federal government is dedicated to defending and conserving the bushes that are aged greater than 75 years and have immense ecological and environmental worth.
He stated that the federal government has launched the ‘Haryana Pran Vaayu Devta Pension Scheme’ which is able to stay operative for 5 years. The initiative has been taken to inculcate a way for cover of old-aged bushes amongst individuals.
Pal stated for the upkeep of the ‘Pran Vaayu Devta Tree’, the federal government will award an annual pension of Rs 2, 500 to the custodian of the tree and this quantity will likely be deposited straight within the checking account.
The pension will improve yearly at charges pro-rata to the rise within the Old Age Samman Pension Scheme for individuals.
The minister stated the bushes aged greater than 75 years will solely be eligible beneath this scheme; fallen, hole, useless, dry and diseased bushes won’t be eligible.
The grove of bushes originating from one seedling like in Ficusbengalensis will likely be thought-about to be one tree. The most variety of bushes lined beneath the scheme won’t be greater than 4, 000 until the subsequent evaluate after 5 years and bushes standing on forest lands won’t be lined beneath this scheme, he added.