Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Implementation of Green India Mission, 27/03/2017

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Implementation of Green India Mission, 27/03/2017. Green India Mission (GIM) is being implemented in 13 states at present namely Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Mizoram, Odisha, Punjab and Uttrakhand. GIM has landscape based approach for implementation of activities on forest and non-forest land. The criteria for identification of the landscapes include vulnerability of forests to climate change, status of forest cover, biodiversity, critical habitats, corridors, potential of area for carbon sink and socio economic criteria like poverty and ethnicity (tribal /non-tribal) etc.