Consider the following statements about Green India Mission:

  1. It is one of the missions portrayed under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC).
  2. The mission will be implemented directly by state forest departments.
  3. Poverty Alleviation is one of the major objectives of the mission.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Only 1 & 3

Second statement is incorrect because GIM will be implemented by Gram Sabhas with the technical and managerial support of the forest personnel. The GIM is not merely a plantation program. Another important aspect of it is to eliminate poverty. It will address livelihood problems of about 15 million poor people and will also ensure implementation of the Forests Rights Act. 

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