Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
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Implementation of Green India Mission

Posted On: 16 DEC 2021 3:26PM by PIB Delhi

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change supports the States/Union Territories for carrying out afforestation activities through Centrally Sponsored Scheme namely National Mission for a Green India (GIM). It aims at protecting, restoring and enhancing India’s forest cover and responding to climate change. Also, afforestation is being carried out by the States/Union Territories under various schemes of Central Government and State Government. As per report compiled in the Ministry under twenty point programme, afforestation is being taken up annually over 2.0 million ha since 2019-20. Details of fund released and fund utilisation under GIM are as below.

Rs. in Crore

Sr. No.

State

Fund Released

Fund Utilized

1

Andhra Pradesh

        4.17

      4.17

2

Chhattisgarh

       66.63

     66.27

3

Himachal Pradesh

       17.09

         -  

4

Jammu & Kashmir

       25.73

         -  

5

Karnataka

        8.97

      8.97

6

Kerala

       25.47

      9.88

7

Manipur

       38.37

     38.37

8

Mizoram

       72.95

     72.95

9

Odisha

       49.57

     42.06

10

Punjab

       15.52

     14.85

11

Uttarakhand

       48.10

     48.10

12

Madhya Pradesh

       54.81

     54.81

13

Maharashtra

       10.30

      7.65

14

Sikkim

        8.64

      8.64

15

West Bengal

        9.43

         -  

 

Total

    455.75

  376.72

 

The State Forest Departments take up afforestation activities considering weather and soil condition. The Ministry has also through its advisories issued from time to time to State/UT Governments on afforestation programs/activities emphasised that the plantation of tree species should be on the basis of local needs, climatic and soil conditions. The National Mission for a Green India also encourages the plantation of mixed indigenous species along with grasses, herbs, shrubs and tree species.

This information was given by Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change in Rajya Sabha today.

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