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MOEFCC AT STATES FOREST MINISTER’S CONFERENCE

Focus: GS-II Environment and Ecology

Why in news?

At the States Forest Minister’s Conference, the Union Environment Minister said that “Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) is focused on enhancing forest quality and increasing tree cover for maximizing carbon stock”.

Initiatives highlighted

  • Promoting urban forestry through Nagar Van Scheme with the objective of creating forested area in cities with Municipal Corporation, which will act as lungs of the cities
  • LiDAR based survey of degraded forest areas for soil moisture conservation projects
  • National Transit Portal to facilitate smooth movement of Forest produce
  • The government will launch a holistic Project Dolphin for the conservation and protection of dolphins and the aquatic habitat through use of modern technology specially in enumeration and anti-poaching activities
  • The government is working towards the Project Lion, which involves conservation of the Asiatic Lion and its landscape in a holistic manner while also addressing Human-wildlife conflict
  • School Nursery scheme which aims at involving school students from the young age in nursery and plantation operations
  • Landscape based catchment treatment of 13 major rivers
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