Question raised in Lok Sabha on Environment Protection, 02/08/2016

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Environment Protection, 02/08/2016. The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) is sponsoring three major Schemes for protection of environment and afforestation i.e. National Afforestation Programme (NAP) Scheme, National Mission for a Green India (GIM) and Intensification of Forest Management Scheme (IFMS) for implementation by the States including the State of Rajasthan. While NAP is being implemented for afforestation of degraded forest lands, GIM aims at improving the quality of forest/increase in forest cover besides cross sectoral activities on landscape basis and the IFMS supports the forest protection, development and conservation related activities. Presently, 60% of the project cost under these schemes is borne by the Central Government except the North Eastern and three hilly States of H.P., J&K and Uttarakhand where the Central share is 90%. The State-wise details of funds released and utilized under these schemes during the last three years are given in the Annexure.

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