Initiatives to Enhance Green Cover by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

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INITIATIVES TO ENHANCE GREEN COVER BY MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE:

  • Two Schemes namely Nagar Vana Udyan Yojana and School Nursery Yojana have been launched.
  • Nagar Vana Udyan Yojana :
    1. aims to create at least one city forest in each city with a minimum area of 25 ha.
    2. aims at creation of a City Forest in forest areas within their jurisdiction up to a maximum of 100 ha and minimum area of 20 ha.
    3. the objective of the Yojana is to create 200 City Forests in the country.
  • The School Nursery Yojana
    1. aims to build a lasting bond of students with nature.
  • Under Green India Mission (GIM), perspective plans and annual plans of operations of six States have been approved in the first sitting of the National Executive Council held in May 2015. The Green India Mission aims at
    1. increasing the forest/ tree cover by 5 million hectare
    2. increasing the quality of the existing forest cover in another 5 million hectare.
  • Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA):
    1. to ensure expeditious utilisation in transparent and efficient manner
    2. safety and security of the accumulated amounts and fresh accruals
  • The Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill 2015 has been introduced in the Parliament. Enactment of the Bill will pave way for utilisation of the huge accumulated amount significantly contributing towards conservation and development of forest and wildlife.
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