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A Geneva-based non-profit has decided to endorse the Certification Standard for Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) developed by Network for Certification and Conservation of Forests (NCCF). India now has a globally recognised forest-certification scheme developed specifically for Indian forests. Forest-based industries in India, particularly those for paper, boards, plywood, medium density fibreboard, furniture and handicrafts etc, ..
Category: Government Schemes Current Affairs
The International Day of Forests is observed every year on 21st of March to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests. It also seeks to highlight vital role played by forests in poverty eradication, environmental sustainability and food security. The 2019 theme is “Forests and Education”. This year, the International ..
The Central Statistics Office has released the first advance estimates of National Income for 2018-19. The observations made by CSO are: Indian economy is expected to grow at 7.2 per cent in 2018-19, a tad higher from 6.7 per cent in the 2018-18. Real GVA (Gross Value Added) is expected to grow at 7 per ..
Topics: Agriculture • Central Statistics Office • Fishing • Forestry • GDP • Gross domestic product • Gross value added • GVA • Indian Economy • manufacturing sector • mining and quarrying sector • National Income • service sector
India launches Green Agriculture project along with FAO to bring transformative change in farm sector
In New Delhi, the Government of India (GoI) along with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has recently launched the Green Agriculture project that seeks to bring transformative change in the farm sector through conservation of biodiversity and forest landscapes. The $33.5 million project is being funded by Global Environment Facility (GEF) and implemented by GoI’s ..
Topics: Biodiversity • Conservation biology • Forest certification • Forest Conservation • Forest governance • Forestry • Global Environment Facility • Natural environment • Nature • Sustainable forest management
Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has released National Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) strategy for India. It aims at achieve climate change mitigation by incentivizing forest conservation. This strategy will soon be communicated to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). National REDD+ Strategy It has been ..