Chief Secretary discusses NABARD linkage to climate change action plan

‘Administrative Secretaries to finalize concept note on adaptation, mitigation projects by Nov 15’

Jammu and Kashmir News

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 23: Chief Secretary, B R Sharma Wednesday discussed adaptation and mitigation projects that can be funded through National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) under the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and National Adaptation Fund (NAF) in a meeting, he chaired here.

Principal Secretary Forests, Environment and Ecology, Principal Secretary PDD, Commissioner Secretary Relief and Rehabilitation, Commissioner Secretary Agricultural Production, Secretary Tourism, Director Environment and Remote Sensing, Nodal officer, Climate Change Cell, CGM NABARD and other senior officers were present in the meeting.

Chief Secretary asked administrative Secretaries to finalize the concept note on the projects by November 15th to be sent to the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests and Climate Change. Based on its (MoEF & CC) acceptance and recommendations, State Government will prepare DPRs. Once the projects are sanctioned for funding, NABARD will coordinate with the State Government and initiate the process for execution of the projects under its oversight.

NABARD has been accredited by Green Climate Fund as the National Implementing Entity (NIE) for undertaking climate change adaptation and mitigation projects in India. The Green Climate Fund (GCF) was set up under the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2010.

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