Union Environment Ministry held ninth meeting of National Steering Committee on Climate Change

Feb 23, 2016 18:14 IST

Union Environment Ministry held the ninth meeting of the National Steering Committee on Climate Change (NSCCC) on 22 February 2016. The meeting was presided by the Secretary of MOEFCC, Ashok Lavasa.

The Committee approved the Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) on adaptation submitted by governments of Telangana, Mizoram, Jammu & Kashmir, Meghalaya and Chhattisgarh for funding, under the National Adaptation Fund on Climate Change (NAFCC) at a total cost of approximately 108 crore rupees for implementation in these states.

The salient features of the projects are:

 • The project for Telangana with objective to enhance the climate resilient agriculture for improving livelihoods titled Resilient Agricultural Households through Adaptation to Climate Change in Mahbubnagar district, Telangana is at a total cost of 25 crore rupees for four years. It is expected to benefit more than 2000 farming households of Mahbubnagar district fo the State.

• The project from Mizoram to enhance resilience of agriculture covering crops, livestock and fisheries through development and application of improved production and risk management technologies was titled Sustainable agriculture development through expansion, enhancement and modelling in the state of Mizoram is at a total cost of 10.95 crore rupees for three years.

• The project from Jammu and Kashmir to benefit approximately 2500 farming families particularly small and marginal farmers was titled Climate Resilient Sustainable Agriculture in Rainfed Farming (Kandi) Areas of Jammu & Kashmir involves a total cost of 23.86 crore rupees for four years. 

• The project from Meghalaya to maintain and improve the integrity of the natural water bodies was titled Spring-shed development works for rejuvenation of springs for climate resilient development in the water stressed areas of Meghalaya is at a total cost 23.98 crore rupees for four years. 

• The project from Chhattisgarh aims to promote water conservation and demand side management as a major adaptation strategy, while improving local livelihood was titled Climate Adaptation in Wetlands along the Mahanadi River Catchment Area in Chhattisgarh is at a total cost of 24.95 crore rupeesfor four years.

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