As much as 30 percent of its land was lying in forest.More,nearly 40 percent of its land was full of trees and plants.Over these pieces of land,the process of development can not start without approval of the forest department in Jharkhand.

This was the theme of discussion in a meeting between Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das and Union Forest and Environment Minister Javedkar in New Delhi today.Das also apprised him of the problem faced by the state forest department due to the shortage of forest officials in Jharkhand.

“There is a lot of forest area in Jharkhand and we have been talking about it’s proper management.This is not possible when there is shortage of central staff”,said the CM adding that this shortage of staff was ignored during the past 14-15 years since Jharkhand was created in 2000.

In fact,both Das and Javedkar chalked out ways to solve it.

Das,revealed a statement issued by the Jharkhand government,had not only raised the shortage in number of Indian Forest Service Officers but also sought deployment of more such officers to make the state forest department functional and active in the process of development.

Das claimed that Javedkar had promised to solve his government’s problems soon.


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