Who: Green Indian Mission Plans
What: Approved for four states
When: 9 October 2015
National Executive Council (NEC) of the National Mission for a Green India (GIM) on 9 October 2015 approved the Perspective Plans & Annual Plan of Operations (APOs) submitted by four States, namely Mizoram, Manipur, Jharkhand and Kerala.
The plans were approved during the second meeting of NEC of GIM.
Approval was granted for alternative energy devices such as biogas, solar devices, LPG, biomass-based systems and improved stoves for 27032 households for the financial year 2015-16 and 81233 households for the total plan period. This will help in reducing pressure on forests, gaining carbon benefits, along with health and other associated benefits.
Highlights of the mission
• The plans have been approved with a total financial outlay of 90202.68 lakh rupees for a period of 5 to 10 years.
• APOs of 11195.32 lakh rupees have been also approved for financial year 2015-16.
• The total forest and non-forest area taken up in the four states under GIM during the total plan period will be 108335 hectares.
• Out of the total forest and non-forest area, 81939 hectares will be improving the density of existing forests and 16396 hectares will be new areas.
About National Mission for Green India (GIM)
The National Mission for Green India (GIM) is one of the eight Missions delineated under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC). The mission aims at protecting, restoring and enhancing India’s diminishing forest cover and responding to climate change by a combination of adaptation and mitigation measures.