The first Green Climate Fund Project from India ” Ground water recharge and solar micro irrigation to ensure food security and enhance resilience in vulnerable tribal areas of Odisha” have been approved by GCF board today.
Odisha Government to get USD 34 million through NABARD to ensure food security in the vulnerable & tribal areas.
The project will impact 5.2 million vulnerable food insecure households in 15 priority districts with high level of food insecurity, water scarcity and high climatic stress (present and future scenario) and with high proportion of vulnerable SC-ST population. 2.59 million of this population are males and 2.6 million are females. They account for 12% of the entire population of the state. It will directly impact 1.54 mn vulnerable SC-ST households. The project will be for 6 years.