List of Contents
- What is the News?
- What are the schemes announced in Budget on ecological conservation?
- PM PRANAM (Prime Minister Programme for Restoration, Awareness, Nourishment and Amelioration of Mother Earth):
- Bhartiya Prakritik Kheti Bio-Input Resource Centres:
- Amrit Dharohar Scheme:
Source: The post is based on the article “MISHTI, Amrit Dharohar, PM PRANAM: Conservation initiatives in the Budget” published in Indian Express on 2nd February 2023.
What is the News?
The Finance Minister in his budget speech has announced several schemes and policies aimed at ecological conservation.
What are the schemes announced in Budget on ecological conservation?
MISHTI (Mangrove Initiative for Shoreline Habitats & Tangible Incomes)
MISHTI is a new programme that will facilitate mangrove plantations along India’s coastline and on salt pan lands. It will aim at the intensive afforestation of coastal mangrove forests.
The programme will operate through convergence between MGNREGS, CAMPA Fund and other sources.
PM PRANAM (Prime Minister Programme for Restoration, Awareness, Nourishment and Amelioration of Mother Earth):
Bhartiya Prakritik Kheti Bio-Input Resource Centres:
To further facilitate the adoption of natural farming, 10,000 Bio-Input Resource Centres will be set-up creating a national-level distributed micro-fertiliser and pesticide manufacturing network. This will impact over 1 crore farmers over the next three years.
Amrit Dharohar Scheme:
The Amrit Dharohar scheme will be implemented over the next three years to encourage optimal use of wetlands, and enhance biodiversity, carbon stock, eco-tourism opportunities and income generation for local communities.
The scheme will emphasize on the importance of wetlands and their preservation with an outlook that is inclusive of local communities as caretakers of the ecosystem.