Social Forestry Programs Improve Legal Community Economy

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Saturday, November 04 2017 - 19:00 IWST

Presiden Jokowi didampingi sejumlah menteri, Gubernur DKI, dan Wagub Jabar, meresmikan beroperasinya Jalan Tol Becakayu Seksi 1B dan 1C, Jumat (3/11) pagi. (Foto: AGG/Humas)
Presiden Jokowi didampingi sejumlah menteri, Gubernur DKI, dan Wagub Jabar, meresmikan beroperasinya Jalan Tol Becakayu Seksi 1B dan 1C, Jumat (3/11) pagi. (Foto: AGG/Humas)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Solo - President Joko Widodo said the Social Forestry program is not a symbolic event, but the use of land to improve the economy of society legally.

"We want from what has been given to be useful, not just here symbolically, giving it then no benefit, I do not want it, I want real, concrete that can give effect to the society prosperity," said President in his speech when handed over Decree of Forest Utilization of State Forest Area in Wonoharjo Village, Boyolali Regency, Central Java, Saturday (11/4/2017)

According to the President, he will re-examine the giving of some land that has been given to the community in the Social Forestry program to ensure it is utilized properly.

The government, added Jokowi, will distribute some forest land as the utilization of social forestry.

"I want to share a lot, then muspro (redundant) is useless. She first, there is an example, others follow photocopy example from here," said President.

President explained on Wednesday (1/11), the government has submitted social forest land in Muara Gembong, Bekasi Regency, to be used as shrimp ponds.

He hopes that social forestry can support the economic community by utilizing the land in their respective regions.

In addition, the President also said state-owned banks will provide financial support in assisting the development of social forestry enterprises.

Nevertheless, Jokowi also reminded the public meticulous in calculating capital requirements and loans to the bank so as not to harm.

Meanwhile, Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya said social forestry in Indonesia has reached an area of ​​1.08 million hectares.

Some of the social forestry land that is still in the process of completion is 960 thousand hectares.

"For the island of Java, the preparation of 46,000 hectares of work spread over 48 points in 30 districts," said Siti.

In the event, the President was accompanied by Minister of LHK to give Decree of Forest State Forest Utilization to be accessible by Pemalang and Boyolali farmers and Decision Letter on Recognition and Protection of Forestry Partnership of LMDH Pemalang.

A number of these letters are forest utilization permit to Wonomakmur 1 Village Gondanglegi 55 hectare 75 families, forest utilization permit to farmer group Wonomakmur 2 Village Gondanglegi 240 hectare 150KK, permit social forestry utilization forest to farmer group Wonosari 1 Wonoharjo village area of ​​33 hectares 59 KK, forest utilization permit to farmer group Wonolestari 2 Wonoharjo village of 400 hectare 345 KK, permit for forest utilization of Gunung Gajah Lestari Gongseng and Banjarmulia Randu Dongkel, Pemalang covering 295 hectares 197 KK, and permission to use forest of farmer group Rimbo Agro Abadi Mendeleng Village Simpur Kecamatan Belik Regency Pemalang 794 hectares 739 KK.

In addition, the President also submitted the LMDH Rawasakti Forestry Protection Recognition Decision, Gambuhan, Pulosari, Pemalang covering an area of ​​73.6 hectares of 124 households. (Ant)

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