NITI Aayog Launches Agroforestry Portal and Report

NITI Aayog Launches Agroforestry Portal and Report mind map
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Launch Date
12 Feb 2024
Launched on 12 Feb 2024
Promotion of agroforestry
Reducing import of wood
Carbon sequestration
Addressing sub-optimal land use
GROW Report
Greening India's Wastelands
Restoration of Wasteland with Agroforestry
State-wise analysis
District-wise analysis
Agroforestry Portal
Bhuvan platform
Universal access
State-level data
District-level data
Agroforestry Suitability Index
National-level prioritization
Utilizes remote sensing
Uses GIS technology
Across all districts in India
Prof Ramesh Chand
Member, NITI Aayog
Dr SK Chaudhari
Dr A Arunachalam
Director, ICAR-Central Agroforestry Research Institute
Dr R Ravi Babu
Dr Ravi Prabhu
Director Innovation, CIFOR-ICRAF
Dr Rajiv Kumar
Group Head, RSA, NRSC, Hyderabad
Multi-institutional effort
Remote sensing
GIS technology
Developed ASI
Government departments support
Industry support
Environmental benefits
Restores degraded land
Creates carbon sinks
Economic benefits
Enhances productivity
Boosts profitability
Sustainable land use
Social benefits
Addresses food security
Provides employment
Enhances energy availability
Transformation of wasteland
Requires 16.96% of TGA transformation
Resource balancing
Tackling increased urban build-up
Addressing land degradation
Way Forward
Aligns with global commitments
Paris Agreement
Bonn Challenge
UN Sustainable Development Goals
United Nations Convention on Combating Desertification
Doubling Farmers Income
Green India Mission
National Agroforestry Policy 2014
Aims to integrate trees, crops, livestock

NITI Aayog has launched the “Greening India’s Wastelands with Agroforestry (GROW)” report and portal on February 12, 2024, marking a significant step in India’s agroforestry initiatives. This multi-institutional effort, led by NITI Aayog, employs remote sensing and GIS technology to develop an Agroforestry Suitability Index (ASI) for all Indian districts. The GROW report offers detailed state-wise and district-wise analysis, aiding in greening and restoration projects. The portal, hosted on Bhuvan, provides universal access to this data. The initiative aims to enhance land productivity, combat climate change through carbon sequestration, and optimize land use, particularly transforming wastelands. It aligns with various global commitments and India’s National Agroforestry Policy 2014, focusing on integrating trees, crops, and livestock to address multiple challenges, including food security, employment, and environmental sustainability.

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