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10/01/2022 - Environment

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January 10, 2022

For better carbon sequestration, India must revisit its policy framework and encourage participation of local communities. Discuss (200 Words)

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please review this

IAS Parliament 12 days

Try to include various aspects of carbon sequestration. Keep Writing. 

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·        India’s pledge to set a net zero target by 2070, at the COP26 summit, Glasgow, has again highlighted the importance of forests as an undisputed mechanism to help mitigate the challenges of climate change.

·        As per the State of Forests Report (1989), the country had 2,57,409 sq.km (7.83% of its geographical area) under the open forest category, having a density of 10% to less than 40%.

·        The concept of forest development agencies was introduced to consolidate the efforts in an autonomous model, which paved the way for fund flow from various other sources to joint forest management committees.

·        Except for the National Mission for Green India, in all other centrally sponsored programmes such as Project Tiger, fire management, Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats (IDWH) the lack of priority and policy support to ensure the participation of local communities via the institutions of joint forest management committees slowly made their participation customary.

·        The role of local institutions of gram panchayat or joint forest management committees is now restricted to be a consultative institution instead of being partners in planning and implementation.

·        This indifference and alienation from the participatory planning and implementation of various schemes further affects the harmony between Forest Departments and communities, endangering the protection of forests.

·        To achieve net zero targets there is a need to revisit our existing legal and policy mechanisms, incentivise the local communities appropriately and ensure fund flow for restoration interventions.


Cibi Siddharth 14 days

kindly review and provide suggestions sir/mam

IAS Parliament 14 days

Good attempt. Try to mention about sacred grooves. Keep Writing.

chetan taneja 14 days

kindly review my answer and revert back 

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Try to include government schemes like NAPCC, include about sacred grooves, try to bring coherence in the answer. Keep Writing.

Raj 14 days

Kindly review, Thanks

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Raj 13 days




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