Question raised in Lok Sabha on Forest Cover, 22/12/2015
Question raised in Lok Sabha on Forest Cover, 22/12/2015. The State-wise details of fund released under National Afforestation Programme during last three years and current year are given in Annexure I. Further, the Green India Mission aims at increasing the forest/ tree cover by 5 million hectare as well as, increasing the quality of the existing forest cover in another 5 million hectare. The Ministry has released Rs.4994.55 lakhs and 1265.50 lakhs to the States in the financial year 2011-12 and 2013-14 for preparatory activities for implementation of Green India Mission. The activities undertaken by the State Governments under preparatory phase include institutional strengthening, training, identification of landscapes and preparation of Perspective Plan for implementation of Green India Mission. The Year-wise and State-wise details of allocation of funds are given in Annexure-II.