Question raised in Lok Sabha on Erosion of Coastal Areas, 01/03/2016

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Erosion of Coastal Areas, 01/03/2016. Under the promotional measures, the Ministry is operating a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) for Conservation and Management of Mangroves of India since 1987-88. Under the Scheme, the Ministry provides 100% (upto 2014-15 and in 60:40 central and state share from 2015-16 onwards) Central Assistance for the implementation of approved Management Action Plans (MAPs) for mangroves. The Government has identified 38 mangrove sites along coastal areas for implementation of MAP. The State-wise list of 38 mangrove sites is attached as Annexure.I.

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