Chiang Mai’s Mae Chaem district communities granted forest living rights

Over 300,000 rai of reserved forest land in the Mae Chaem district in Chiang Mai now has secured dwelling rights for native communities, in accordance with a senior official at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. Controversial have been identified as a profitable mannequin by the Department of Royal Forest, because of their compliance with a cabinet decision from several years ago.
The Ministry recently granted dwelling rights to those communities beneath the situation that they continue to collaborate with the Department to guard and rehabilitate the forest. The Ministry is decided to resolve forest land conflicts, notably within the sensitive forest areas of watershed zones one and two.
On November 26, 2018, the cupboard approved a Department proposal to address forest land conflicts, permitting area people members to reside in the forest provided they contribute to tree-planting efforts and work alongside authorities to forestall additional forest encroachment.
According to the ministry official, residents in the Mae Chaem district are permitted to stay in the forest underneath the forest regulation B.E. 2507. This will provide them with a more secure residing space and improved living conditions, together with the provision of primary infrastructure. The official believes this could serve as a model for different forest communities, with the joint aim of rehabilitating the forest, expanding the green area, and stopping extra encroachment.
The Department has devised strategies for coping with forest land conflicts within the district by categorising native residents into 4 teams, allowing for the decision of long-term issues based on the cabinet’s 2018 determination.
Per the decision, 24,196 rai have been allotted along watershed zones three, four, and 5. In these zones, sure actions referring to land allocation for individuals in need are permitted. These locals constitute the first group. The second group includes those who have lived within the forest because the cabinet resolution on June 30, 1998. This group resides in watershed zones three, four, and five, with forty six villages occupying 12,590 rai. To handle the land, the native administrative organisation is implementing commercial tree-planting initiatives.
The third and fourth groups consist of people living in fertile watershed zones one and two, both earlier than and after the cabinet’s June 30, 1998 resolution. These individuals can reside on 356,814 rai, with authorities endorsing land use measures designed to protect and preserve the forest and water resources. This includes initiatives to plant three types of bushes with four advantages, as initiated by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great..

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