Missions of the National Action Plan on Climate Change

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Missions of The National Action Plan on Climate Change

The Manmohan Singh government released India's National Action Plan on Climate Change on June 30, 2008. This plan, aimed at assessing and developing strategies to combat climate change related effects in India, envisioned creation of eight missions which would run till 2017. Each of these missions "represent multi-prolonged, long-term, and integrated strategies for achieving key goals in the context of climate change."[1]. The information below is directly adapted from the Economic Survey of India (2011-2012), Chapter 12:

Name of mission Salient features Cost
National Solar Mission Seeks to deploy 20,000 MW of solar electricity capacity in the country by 2020. The first phase (2010-12) is currently underway during which 1000 MW is planned to be installed. The total financial outlay during Phase 1 is estimated as 4337 crore. The requirement for Phase 2 will be assessed after review of implementation of Phase 1.
National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency[2][3] Creates new institutional mechanisms to enable the development and Energy Efficiency strengthening of energy efficiency markets. Various programmes have been initiated, including the PAT mechanism to promote efficiency in large industries, and the Super-Efficient Equipment Programme (SEEP) to accelerate the introduction of deployment of super-efficient appliances. The total requirement projected under the Mission between 2010 and 2012 is 425.35 crore. This is intended to attract private-sector investment in the

energy efficiency market.

National Mission on Sustainable Habitat[4] Promotes the introduction of sustainable transport, energy-efficient buildings, Sustainable Habitat and sustainable waste management in cities. The total cost projected in the Mission Document is 1000 crore
National Water Mission[5] Promotes the integrated management of water resources and increase of Mission water use efficiency by 20 per cent. As per the Mission Document, the total estimated additional fund required for implementing the Mission is 89,101 crore during the Eleventh and the Twelfth Five Year Plan periods. This includes expenditure on schemes implemented through the State Plans and Central Plan.
National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem[6] Establishes an observational and monitoring network for the Himalayan the Himalayan Ecosystem environment so as to assess climate impacts on the Himalayan glaciers and promote community-based management of these ecosystems For implementing the Mission activities, a total fund of 195 crore is required in the Eleventh Plan period. A total budget outlay of 1100 crore would be required

in the Twelfth Plan period for initiating some broad Mission activities.

National Mission for Green India [7] Seeks to afforest an additional 10 million hectare of forest lands, wastelands and community lands. An expenditure of 46,000 crore is projected under the Mission for coverage of 10 million ha over the next 10 years.
National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture [8] Focuses on enhancing productivity and resilience of agriculture so as to reduce vulnerability to extremes of weather, long dry spells, flooding, and variable moisture availability. The proposed adaptation and mitigation activities under the Mission require an additional budgetary support of 1,08,000 crore out of which 91,800 crore will be required during the Twelfth Plan period.
National Mission on Strategic Knowledge for Climate Change[9] Identifies challenges arising from climate change, promotes the development Knowledge on Climate Change and diffusion of knowledge on responses to these challenges in the areas of health, demography, migration, and livelihood of coastal communities. Additional funds of 150 crore are required in the Eleventh Plan period for implementing the Mission activities. Provision of 1050 crore is required under the Twelfth plan period for achieving Mission/sub-Mission programme initiatives

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