Question raised in Lok Sabha on Afforestation in Wastelands, 22/12/2015

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Afforestation in Wastelands, 22/12/2015. In 2015-16, IWMP has been amalgamated as the Watershed Development Component of the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY). Under IWMP/PMKSY, a total of 8214 projects have been sanctioned for the treatment of an area of 39.07 million ha so far at a total amount of Rs.12451.86 crore released to the States. The area covered under afforestation and number of trees planted under IWMP/PMKSY is not separately collated and maintained by DoLR. The details of State-wise number of projects and area sanctioned to the States during the last three years is given in Annexure-I. The State-wise details of wastelands are given in Annexure-II.