Karnataka will grow bamboo on 57,000 hectares in the next two years . The state will increase its import in the state, he said .
Mangaluru: According to forest minister Umesh V Katti, the state will grow bamboo on 57,000 hectares in the next two years.On Thursday, he launched a scheme of planting 10 lakh saplings of various fruit-bearing trees in the Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project and forest department in the Kundapur division of Kundapur in Belthangady taluk.Bamboo saplings are being planted in Belagavi, Bagalkot, and Bijapur districts, according to him.At this time, we've been exporting bamboo for commercial purposes.He said that schemes to increase forest cover and fruit-bearing trees would assist in reducing man-animal conflict.We also have the responsibility of defending animals and birds by providing a cleaner habitat and food for them.Farmers who suffered losses in the 2021 man-animal war were given Rs 20 crore by the government.The very existence of life on Earth is dependent on trees, particularly for oxygen to breathe. Therefore, it is the responsibility of every one of us to provide a better future.Karnataka has been giving more emphasis to afforestation in the state than any other states in India, according to the minister.The forest department has given over 6.6 lakh hectares of deemed forest to the revenue department under the denotification scheme, which has been debated for the past several years.Farmers in those taluks may cultivate the land according to the instructions of bagair hukum committees. In his presidential address, Dharmadhikari D Veerendra Heggade quoted the Jain doctrine of Live and Allow Live, and said that lack of food in forests contributes to human-animal conflict.We must follow the maxim of live and let live.More fruit-bearing trees should be planted in forests, according to him.Harish Poonja, a Belthangady MLA, and K Prathap Simha Nayak, a MLC, were present. According to Prime Minister Narendra Modis' vision, I agree with the plans to split certain states after the 2024 election.