Environment Ministry Approves Projects in 3 States Under NAFCC (Download PDF)

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Environment Ministry approved three projects for climate change adaptation in three states- Rajasthan, Gujarat and Sikkim. The projects would be funded under the National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (NAFCC).

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Projects Approved

  • Sikkim: Address issue of water security expected to be made worse by climate change. Important for reducing impact of climate change.
  • Rajasthan: Bolster water security under the Chief Ministers Jal Swavlamban Abhiyan by making villages self-reliant.
  • Gujarat: Enhance the livelihood possibilities for natural resource dependent communities in face of climate change in villages of Kutch District.

About National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (NAFCC)

  • Union Government scheme launched in 2015
  • 100 % central grant to the State Governments for climate change projects
  • Designed to fulfill objectives of National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC)
  • Provide funds to operationalize State Action Plans on Climate Change (SAPCCs)
  • Assist regions vulnerable to adverse effects of climate change, project decided by states and UT’s
  • Implementation done by National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) - National Implementing Entity (NIE)
  • No provision for any external assistance to be credited to NAFCC

NAFCC Objectives

  • Funding concrete adaptation projects/programmes aligned with the relevant missions under NAPCC and the SAPCCs in agriculture, horticulture, agro-forestry, environment, allied activities, water, forestry, urban, coastal and low-lying system, disaster management, human health, marine system, tourism, habitat sector and other rural livelihood sectors to address climate change related issues.
  • Preparing and updating climate scenario, assessing vulnerability and climate impact assessment
  • Capacity building of various stakeholders on climate change adaptation and project cycle management and developing knowledge network
  • Mainstreaming the approaches/learnings from project/programme implementation through knowledge Management
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- Published/Last Modified on: August 2, 2017

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