Correct Answer : Option (A) - Haryana
Haryana State Government’s Forest Department and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the launch of the “Trees Outside Forests in India (TOFI)” program in the state. The new program will enhance carbon sequestration, support local communities and strengthen the climate resilience of agriculture.
Supporting global climate change mitigation and adaptation goals, this initiative will bring together farmers, companies and other private institutions to rapidly expand tree coverage outside of traditional forests in the state.
The Trees Outside Forests in India (TOFI) program will take foward Haryana’s State Action Plan on Climate Change and will build on the state’s progress and harness agroforestry to bolster the resilience of farming systems, while also increasing the income of farmers in the state.
It will also support India’s Roadmap toward Carbon Neutral Economy by 2070.
The Trees Outside Forests in India program was launched in September by Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change Secretary "Leena Nandan" and U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Patricia Lacina.
The program will allocate up to $25 million over five years in seven states including Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh.
There will be implementation support from the Center for International Forestry Research and World Agroforestry (ICRAF
)..Source : Financial Express