Tripura: Forest Department supports rural poor, tribals economically

| Updated: Mar 30, 2017 00:13 IST

Tripura (Agartala) [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): Tripura Forest Development and Plantation Corporation Limited (TFDPC) today handed over a cheque of Rs 14.26 crores to the state government with a motive to help economic empowerment of rural poor and tribals. TFDPC Managing Director, Ashok Kumar said, "Tripura profit making Forest Corporation shared Rs 5 crore dividends with the state and union government. The Corporation handed over a cheque of Rs 14.26 crores to the Chief Minister Manik Sarkar during a programme while Rs 47 lakh has been released to central governments." "The main objectives of the Corporation are to protect the forest by carrying out business in rubber cultivation, processing and promotion of to the eco-friendly non-timber based industries of rubber wood and bamboo based industries," Kumar added. TFDPC has set an example of generating wealth from forest management thus helping in economic empowerment of rural poor and tribals in the state. The Corporation was established in the year 1976 by the government of Tripura with equal participation from the government of India Ministry of Environment and Forests mandated for development of forests through plantations and upliftment of economically weaker sections especially tribal jhumia population of Tripura.(ANI)