Environment Ministry approved Projects in 3 States under NAFCC


The Central Environment Ministry has approved three projects for adaptation of climate change in three states, for funding under the National Optimization Fund (NAFCC) for Climate Change for Rajasthan, Gujarat and Sikkim. In this regard, the National Steering Committee (NSCCC) on Climate Change under the chairmanship of the Environment Secretary has approved the Detailed Project Report (DPR) submitted by these three State Governments. Rajasthan: Its objective is to strengthen the water security in the villages under the Chief Minister Water Swavlamban campaign. And to increase the favorable capacity of villages by making them self-reliant in terms of water requirement. Gujarat: This project tries to increase the favorable capacity of natural resource-dependent communities for climate change in targeted villages of Kutch district. A major scheme launched in 2015 for climate change, in which 100% central grants will be provided to the State Governments for implementing climate change adaptation projects. This plan has been prepared to meet the objectives of the National Action Plan on climate change (NAPCC) and operates state work plans on climate change (SAPCC). The objective of the fund is to assist the States / Union Territories which are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change in meeting the cost of adaptation. The National Agricultural and Rural Development Bank (NABARD) is the National Implementation Unit (NIE) responsible for the implementation of optimization projects under NAFCC. Under this scheme, the Central Government encourages States to come up with innovative and scalable projects to develop flexibility towards climate change and bring it into the mainstream in the planning process.

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