Brain storming session on GIM begins tomorrow

March 25th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Mar 25 (ANI): The brainstorming session on the Green India Mission (GIM) will be organized here on Saturday.

The session will focus on the action plan for the year 2011-12, perspective plans for the next 5 to10 years and state level action plans of the Green India Mission.

Senior Forest Officers of the Country, Civil Society, members of Joint Forest Management committee (JFMC) and officials of the ministry would participate in it.

The National Mission for a Green India is one of the eight missions under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC).

The 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.

GIM acknowledges the influences that the forestry sector has on environmental amelioration though climate mitigation, food security, water security, biodiversity conservation and livelihood security of forest dependent communities.

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.

The mission will be implemented in the twelfth and thirteen five-year plans and the year 2011-12 would be the preparatory year. (ANI)

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