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What are the key objectives of Green India Mission ? Examine it’s significance in afforestation movement of India .

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

5. What are the key objectives of Green India Mission ? Examine it’s significance in afforestation movement of India . (250 words)

Reference:  Down to Earth

Why the question:

The article brings to us a detailed report of the achievements made by the GIM and its significance in afforestation movement of India.

Key Demand of the question:

The question is straightforward and one must explain the objectives of Green India Mission and its significance in afforestation movement of India.

Directive:

Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start with the fact that a sum of Rs 343.08 crore has been released under the Green India Mission (GIM) for undertaking afforestation activities over an area of 126,916.32 hectare (ha) in 13 states, according to the Economic Survey 2019-20.

Body:

The question is pretty much straightforward and there isn’t much to deliberate.

Explain the inception of Green Indian Mission and discuss its key features; To protect, restore and enhance India’s falling forest cover, To respond to climate change through a combination of adaptation as well as mitigation measures, To increased forest-based livelihood incomes, To enhance annual Carbon sequestration by 50 to 60 million tonnes in the year 2020.

 Evaluate the significance of such a scheme in achieving the afforestation goals of the country.

Conclusion:

Conclude with significance that GIM was introduced with the aim to protect, restore and enhance India’s forest cover. It takes a holistic view on greening and focuses on multiple ecosystem services along with carbon sequestration and emission reduction as co-benefits.