National Mission of Green India

Ministry/Department : Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change
Objective: It aims at protecting, restoring and enhancing India’s diminishing forest cover and responding to climate change by a combination of adaptation and mitigation measures
  • It is one of the eight Missions outlined under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC)
  • Mission Goals:
    • To increase forest/tree cover to the extent of 5 million hectares (mha) and improve quality of forest/tree cover on another 5 mha of forest/non-forest lands
    • To improve/enhance eco-system services like carbon sequestration and storage (in forests and other ecosystems), hydrological services and biodiversity; along with provisioning services like fuel, fodder, and timber and non-timber forest produces (NTFPs)
    • To increase forest based livelihood income of about 3 million households
  • It will be implemented on both public as well as private lands with a key role of the local communities in planning, decision making, implementation and monitoring
Factual Information:
  • Launched in 2011-12

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