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Centre Launches Pilot Project to Reduce Emissions from Agriculture

  • The Union government recently launched Green-Ag project in Mizoram.
  • The aim of the project is to reduce emissions from agriculture and ensure sustainable agricultural practices.
  • The project is designed to achieve multiple global environmental benefits in at least 1.8 million hectares of land in five landscapes with mixed land use systems.
Green - Ag Project Launched


  • The project aims to bring at least 104,070 ha of farms under sustainable land and water management.
  • The project will also ensure 49 million Carbon dioxides equivalent sequestered or reduced via sustainable land use and agricultural practices.
  • Along with Mizoram, the project will also be implemented in-
    • Rajasthan
    • Madhya Pradesh
    • Odisha
    • Uttarakhand
  • The pilot project is expected to end on March 31,2026.
  • The project covers two districts of Mizoram, which include two protected areas-
    • The Dampa Tiger Reserve
    • The Thorangtlang Wildlife Sanctuary
  • The project will be funded by the Global Environment Facility.
  • Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers՚ Welfare (DAC&FW) , Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
  • Other key players involved in its implementation-
    • Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
    • The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEF&CC)
  • The project will help in producing niche products (e. g. passion fruit) and exporting them.
  • Mizoram has unique advantages in terms of agro-climatic conditions, water availability and hard-working population.
  • The project will also help local people take advantage of the rich agro-biodiversity.

- Published/Last Modified on: December 23, 2020

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