EU-funded project launched in Sirsa
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Last Updated: Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 21:44
Chandigarh: An European Union funded clean development mechanism (CDM) project has been launched to conserve environment by making rain-fed areas lush green in Haryana's Sirsa district.

The project was being implemented by state Forests Department, an official spokesman said here today.

Under the project, carbon credit would be undertaken and farmers would be provided funds after measuring the capacity of carbon credit, which would improve their economic status and ensure greenery in the barren land.

Eight villages in the district have been covered under the project, he said.

Under a 20-year contract farmers would be provided money four times by the forest department on the basis of carbon credit, the spokesman said, adding the carbon credit would be measured after every five years.

Farmers could not only earn money by way of goods, fruits and fodder, but would also get the same from the EU by reducing the impact of greenhouse gases, he added.


First Published: Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 21:44

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