Question raised in Lok Sabha on Afforestation in Hilly Areas, 19/07/2016

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Afforestation in Hilly Areas, 19/07/2016. The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF & CC) is implementing a centrally sponsored “National Afforestation Programme (NAP)” scheme for regeneration and restocking of degraded forests in the country. The scheme is implemented in participatory mode under the Joint Forest Management by State Forest Development Agency (SFDA) at the State level, Forest Development Agency (FDA) at the forest division/district level and Joint Forest Management Committee (JFMC) at the village level. The Scheme is implemented in 800 FDAs including 248 FDAs falling in hilly forest areas of the country. Under NAP, the grants are released to SFDAs and implementation is monitored at the state level. The details of funds released to the States including Uttar Pradesh under NAP during the last three years is given in Annexure.