Phayeng Village Becomes India’s 1st Carbon-Positive Settlement

Phayeng Village in Imphal West district of Manipur has become India’s first carbon-positive settlement. A village is given carbon-positive tag if it sequesters more carbon than it emits, slowing accumulation of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and mitigating effects of climate change. Phayeng Village is scheduled caste village of the Chakpa community.

National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (NAFCC) is a Central Sector Scheme launched un 2015-16 to support concrete adaptation activities which mitigate the adverse effects of climate change. It provides 100% funding to activities under it which are implemented in project mode. National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) nodal implementation agency for these projects.

Source- The Indian Express

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