Green India Mission – India’s New Flagship Forestry Programme

Published on 29/05/2012

A National M//ission for a Green India has been put in place as part of the country’s National Action Plan for Climate Change with a budget of Rs 46,000 crores (approx. USD 10 billion) over a period of 10 years. The objective of the Mission is to increase forest and tree cover in 5 million ha and improve quality of forest cover in another 5 million ha, which will help in improving ecosystem services in 10 million ha of land, and increase flow of forest based livelihood  services to, and income of about 3 million forest dependent households.

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