Gadchiroli Oct. 22 (District Correspondent) Thanks to the regular follow up made by Conservator of Forest Dr. Kishor Mankar, the long pending issue of forest land of the Javahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, (JNV) Ghot in Gadchiroli district, has finally been resolved.
The Revenue department had allotted the land to JNV way back in 1988-89 thinking it to be a revenue land. The construction of Vidyalaya building was also done following this allotment. The said land however found to be a forest land upon which legal complications had arised.
The proposal of this land was then sent in the year 1993 under Forest Conservation Act. However, the central government had not given its sanction to this proposal and once again the issue had remained unsolved. In the year 2017, the proposal was sanctioned on some terms and conditions in 2017. By fulfilling the terms and conditions, the report was submitted to the central government in 2021 end by paying the difference amount of Rs. 2,26,88,244.
Meanwhile, after joining as the Conservator of Forest, Dr. Kishor Mankar visited the spot and found the problem of land transfer in want of final sanction of the central government. Dr. Mankar then paid personal attention into the matter and pursued the matter with the Additional Principal Conservator of Forest Naresh Zurmure and District Collector Sanjay Meena. The District Collector got the necessary funds sanctioned for the land and the central government accorded its sanction to the construction proposal of Vidyalaya on May 20 this year.
The Forest Minister of Maharashtra Sudhir Mungantiwar also gave his sanction to the proposal on Oct. 13 last. Gadchiroli-Chimur Lok Sabha MP Ashok Nete and Gadchiroli MLA Dr. Deorao Holi also made the necessary follow up and made necessary efforts for getting the government sanction.
With this, the way of construction of compound wall and other facilities on 12 hectares of forest land has become free for the Navodaya Vidyalaya. This Vidyalaya is an important center of education in tribal dominated and naxal affected district. As the difficulty of forest land has been resolved, students will now be able to take their education in it.
The parents and people of the district have expressed joy over this development.