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.