Q. Which of the following is the objective of MISHTI Scheme?

[A] The goal is to promote inclusivity in the pension system by ensuring a fair and accessible pension system to all elderly individuals.

[B] Its aim is to undertake comprehensive projects for the reforestation and afforestation of mangrove ecosystems along the coastal districts of India.

[C] Its aim is to promote the installation of solar panels in households by providing subsidies.

[D] Its objective is to revitalize rural public hospitals and improve their capabilities by augmenting the number of physicians and beds.

Answer: B

Explanation – Mangrove Initiative for Shoreline Habitats and Tangible Incomes (MISHTI) scheme was announced in the Budget 2023-24. Its objective is to take up mangrove reforestation and afforestation along the coastal districts of India by adopting best practices that already exist in India as well as from other countries including Indonesia.

Source: ForumIAS