Bhopal:Tuesday, September 16 :A Rs 80 crore cheque was presented to Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan at his official residence here today by chairman of Madhya Pradesh Rajya Laghu Vanopaj Sangh and Forest Minister Kunwar Vijay Shah.
This amount includes Rs 45 crore 35 lakh income generated from the trade of Tendu leaves and nationalised minor forest produce and Rs 34 crore 65 lakh received as forest development cess.
Those present on the occasion included Principal Secretary Forest Shri Prashant Mehta, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Dr. P.B. Gangopadhaya, managing director of Rajya Laghu Vanopaj Sangh Shri R.K. Dave and forest consultant Shri V.R. Khare.