Karnataka will grow bamboo on 57,000 hectares in the state in the next two years . The minister said that the state has been giving more emphasis to afforestation in the state than any other states in India .
Mangaluru: According to forest minister Umesh V Katti, Karnataka will grow bamboo on 57,000 hectares in the state in the next two years.On Thursday, he announced a project of planting 10 lakh saplings of various fruit-bearing trees in the Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project and forest department in the Kundapur district of the Belthangady taluk, in Venur region.Bamboo saplings are being planted in Belagavi, Bagalkot, and Bijapur districts, according to he.At this time, we are importing bamboo for commercial purposes.He said that programs to improve forest cover and fruit-bearing trees such as saplings would help in reducing incidents of man-animal conflict.We also have the responsibility of preserving animals and birds by providing a cleaner habitat and food for them.Farmers who lost their livelihoods as a result of a man-animal conflict in 2021 were paid Rs 20 crore by the government.The very existence of man is dependent on trees, particularly for oxygen to circulate. Thus, it is the responsibility of every one of us to provide a better future for our next generation.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.According to the directions of bagair hukum committees, farmers in those taluks may cultivate the land. According to Dharmadhikari D Veerendra Heggade, the state's forest cover has increased from 42 lakh hectares to 45 lakh hectares.We must follow the maxim of live and let live.More fruit-bearing trees should be planted in forest areas, he said.Later, in conversation with the media, the minister said that splitting Karnataka into two sections based on population would be the correct choice.