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Maharashtra: Nod for project to protect mangroves, boost eco-based livelihood for locals June 11,2021   |  Source: The Times of India

The state cabinet approved the project to preserve mangroves and coral reefs as well as encourage eco-based livelihood for locals. The project will be implemented in 11 talukas of four coastal districts including Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Raigad and Palghar. A high-power committee under state chief secretary Sitaram Kunte will monitor implementation of the project. The project ‘Enhancing Climate Resilience of India’s Coastal Communities’ is being implemented in three states—Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha—with partial funding from UNDP and Green Climate Fund. Bolstered by the success of the pilot project in Sindhudurg with livelihood programmes that included crab and fish farming, Siri paddy farming and mangroves tourism, the state has made a commitment of $19 million to the $130 million project that will run until December 31, 2025.


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