Prakash Javadekar releases DPRs of LiDAR based survey of forest areas in 10 states
Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar in a virtual event today released the Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) of LiDAR based survey of forest areas in ten states.
These States are Assam, Bihar, Chhatisgarh, Goa, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Nagaland, and Tripura.
On the occasion, Mr Javadekar informed that the project which was awarded to WAPCOS, a PSU under the aegis of Ministry of Jal Shakti, is a first of its kind and a unique experiment using LiDAR technology.
It will help augment water and fodder in jungles areas thereby reducing human-animal conflict, help in groundwater recharge, help local communities.
He also asked state forest departments to use Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning , CAMPA funds towards implementation of these projects in right earnest and in accordance with the ‘Ridge to Valley’ approach of watershed management.