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Govt releases Funds for Afforestation

The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change has recently released the Detailed Project Reports (DPR) prepared by Indian Council of Forestry, Research and Education (ICFRE), Dehradun for Rejuvenation of 13 Major Rivers namely Sutlej, Beas, Ravi, Chenab, Jhelum, Luni, Yamuna, Mahanadi, Brahmaputra, Narmada, Godavari, Krishna and Cauvery through Forestry interventions.

The programme interventions include tree plantation, soil and moisture conservation works in the catchment area and river front development to increase green cover and carbon sink, reduce silt load & flooding and enhance ground water recharge etc., besides generating employment.

Thetotal financial requirement to the interventions proposed in these thirteen DPRs is Rs. 19,342.62 crore under 4 major components viz(a) Implementation of Forestry Interventions, (b) Strengthening Knowledge Management and National Capacity Development, (c) Maintenance Phase including Scaling Up and Replication of Successful Models, and (d) National Coordination for Forestry Interventions and River Conservation. The details of State-wise outlayincluding Andhra Pradesh and Telangana is given in Annexure.

The DPRs have been forwarded to concerned State Governments for implementation with multi-departmental participation. The State Forest Departments together with concerned Departments namely Agricultural & Horticulture Department, Urban Municipal Bodies, Department of Rural Development etc. are envisaged to implement the DPRs with the funding sources under various Central and State Government schemes.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.


State-wise Details of total outlay for implementation of DPRs for rejuvenation of 13 Major Rivers through forestry interventions

Sl. No. States/ UTs Total Outlay for State/UT

(Rs. in Crore)

1 Andhra Pradesh 263.45
2 Arunachal Pradesh 320.31
3 Assam 471.09
4 Chhattisgarh 571.72
5 Delhi 10.73
6 Gujarat 439.5
7 Haryana 67.28
8 Himachal Pradesh 1760.7
9 J&K UT 743.23
10 Karnataka 2021.59
11 Kerala 569.04
12 Madhya Pradesh 2110.25
13 Maharashtra 1392.13
14 Manipur 4.34
15 Meghalaya 67.3
16 Nagaland 121.07
17 Odisha 674.15
18 Puducherry UT 6.8
19 Punjab 432.07
20 Rajasthan 2757.47
21 Sikkim 23.58
22 Tamil Nadu 1253.32
23 Telangana 927.9
24 Uttar Pradesh 451.78
25 Uttarakhand 123.71
26 West Bengal 72.86


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