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GREEN-AG PROJECT

GREEN-AG PROJECT

Context

The Centre has launched the Green-Ag Project in Mizoram to reduce emissions from agriculture and ensure sustainable agricultural practices.

Details of the Project

  • It is to reduce emissions from agriculture and ensure sustainable agricultural practices.
  • It is designed to achieve multiple global environmental benefits in at least 1.8 million hectares (ha) of land in five landscapes, with mixed land-use systems.
  • Its objective is to bring at least 1,04,070 ha of farms under sustainable land and water management.
  • It will ensure 49 million Carbon dioxide equivalent sequestered or reduced through sustainable land use and agricultural practices.

Regions of Implementation

  • The project has been launched in high-conservation-value landscapes of five States namely: Madhya Pradesh Odisha Uttarakhand Mizoram and Rajasthan.

What is carbon sequestration?

  • It is the process of capturing and storing atmospheric carbon dioxide.
  • It is one method of reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere with the goal of reducing global climate change.
  • Carbon dioxide is the most commonly produced greenhouse gas.

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