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Government releases Desertification and Land Degradation Atlas of India

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 18, Jun 2021
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  • Published by: Space Application Centre, ISRO, Ahmedabad
  • 17th June: World Day to Combat Desertification
  • About 29.32% of the Total Geographical Area of the country is undergoing the process of desertification/land degradation.
  • India hosted the 14th session of Conference of Parties (COP 14) of United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in September 2019.
  • India is striving towards achieving the national commitments of Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) by 2030
  • National Afforestation & Eco-Development Board (Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change) is implementing the “National Afforestation Programme (NAP)” for ecological restoration of degraded forest areas.
  • Other schemes: Green India Mission, Compensatory Afforestation Fund, Nagar Van Yojana etc.