National Action Plan on Climate Change Issues

Climate Change Conference 2009
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The National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA), is one of the eight Missions under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC). It seeks to address issues regarding ‘Sustainable Agriculture’ in the context of risks associated with climate change by devising appropriate adaptation and mitigation strategies for ensuring food security, enhancing livelihood opportunities and contributing to economical stability at the national level.

The Programme of Action (POA) proposed under the Mission Document would be operationalized by mainstreaming adaptation and mitigation strategies in ongoing research and development programmes and in flagship schemes including; Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY), National Horticulture Mission (NHM), National Food security Mission (NFSM) etc. through a process of selective up scaling and course correction measures. The mission document on NMSA has been approved for implementation of various interventions to address the issues of climate change in agriculture sector.

The Expert committee on impacts of Climate Change setup by Ministry of Environment and Forests under the chairmanship of Shri. R Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India, assessed the impact of anthropogenic climate change on six areas viz. Water Resources, Natural Ecosystem, Coastal Zone management, Climate Modelling, Health, and Agriculture.

The status reports of these sectors have been prepared and many of the recommendations have been subsumed in various missions under the National Action Plan on Climate Change.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Environment and Forests (independent charge) Shri Jairam Ramesh in a written reply to a question by S/Shri Nama Nageswara Rao, Somen Mitra,  E.G. Sugavanam,  Dharmendra Yadav and Dushyant Singh in Lok Sabha today.

Annexure

Constitution of environment clubs

S. No. States/UTs No. of Eco-clubs Set up
1 Andaman & Nicobar Islands 346
2 Andhra Pradesh 5750
3 Arunachal Pradesh 525
4 Assam 4695
5 Bihar 8473
6 Chandigarh 115
7 Chhattisgarh 3932
8 Delhi (NCT) 1874
9 Goa 500
10 Gujarat 6500
11 Haryana 5000
12 Himachal Pradesh 3000
13 Jammu & Kashmir 5500
14 Jharkhand 3300
15 Karnataka 8000
16 Kerala 3500
17 Maharashtra 8898
18 Manipur 1350
19 Mizoram 1235
20 Madhya Pradesh 12000
21 Nagaland 2048
22 Orissa 7500
23 Puducherry 550
24 Punjab 5000
25 Rajasthan 8000
26 Sikkim 540
27 Tamil Nadu 7500
28 Tripura 600
29 Uttar Pradesh 8000
30 Uttarakhand 1950
31 West Bengal 4750
  Total 130931

 

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