• The National Mission for a Green India is one of the eight Missions under the National Action Plan on Climate Change. The Green India Mission recognizes that climate change phenomena will seriously affect and alter the distribution, type and quality of natural resources of the country and the associated livelihoods of the people.

  • The Key Innovations are the focus on quality of forests, ecosystem services, democratic decentralization, creating a new cadre of Community Youth as Foresters, Adoption of Landscape-based Approach and Reform Agenda as conditionality. Total Mission Cost is Rs 46,000 crore for a period of 10 years covering both Centre and States.

  • Mission Objectives

  • It plans to Increase forest/tree cover on 5 m ha of forest/non-forest lands  and improved quality of forest cover on another  5 m ha  (a  total of 10 m ha), improve ecosystem services including biodiversity, hydrological services and carbon sequestration as a result of treatment of 10 m ha, increase forest-based livelihood income for 3 million forest dependent households and  enhance annual CO2 sequestration  of 50-60 million tonnes by the year 2020

  • The Mission will implement its strategy through a set of 5 Sub-Missions and cross-cutting interventions at National level, an autonomous society under MEF with  an inclusive governing council, the mission to develop systems for highest degree of accountability  will work. At State  and District Levels,  State Forest Development Agency (SFDA) and  District FDA linked to District Planning Committee will be revamped. Gram Sabha and its Committees will work at village Institutions level and in  Urban Areas, Ward level Committees /RWAs with support from Municipal organizations and the Forest Departments. Monitoring  will be done at  4 levels, namely self Monitoring by community and field staff, Remote Sensing and GIS, third party monitoring  by key indicators .

  • The actual implementation period of the Mission would spread over 10 years, coinciding with the 12th and 13thfive year plan period. The Action Plan for the year 2011-12 is the  preparatory year of the Mission