Rajganj, 18th February: The State Government has decided to adopt Japan’s Miyawaki techniques and set up artificial forests near the Jorapani river in the Radhabari area under Fulbari-2 Gram Panchayat.
Miyawaki is a Japanese technique of growing dense plantations in a short time. The method is being extensively used in and around Bengaluru by activists, firms, and even individuals.
In this context, State Tourism Minister Goutam Deb inspected the lands on Tuesday. He stated that a Bengaluru-based organization entitled A-Forest grows forests with the help of advanced technology which helps in fast tree growth. The Social Forestry Division is said to form artificial forests in the said area after receiving training from the aforementioned organization. With the help of the National Rural Employment Generation Scheme (NREGS), Tourism Department and District-in-Council, developmental works such as the construction of boundary walls, renovation, and beautification of rivers will be arranged. Picnics will not be allowed in the area.
Apart from the State Tourism Minister Goutam Deb, Jalpaiguri Additional District Magistrate(general) Sunil Agarwal, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) of the Department of Forest and Park Services Anjan Guha, DFO of the Social Forestry Division Angela Bhutia, Rajganj BDO NC Sherpa, Block Land Records Office(BLRO) member Rupak Chandra Bhowal, member of District-in-council Debashish Pramanik, Gram Panchayat Pradhan Dilip Roy and many other dignitaries were present during the inspection.