Mitigating Climate Change and Enhancing Rural Livelihoods through Plantations raised to provide Raw Material to the Paper Industry

The successful CDM project titled “Improving Rural Livelihoods Through Carbon Sequestration by Adopting Environment-Friendly Technology-based Agroforestry Practices” is being replicated under the Verified Carbon Standard in partnership with JKPL, Raygada, and JKPL, Sirpur Kaghaznagar. Smallholder farmers are being encouraged to plant Eucalyptus, Casuarina, and Subabul on their degraded lands which will enable them to earn additional revenue from carbon credits in addition to providing raw material to the paper industry. The project implements reforestation on 13,500 ha of degraded private lands in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Orissa. This project is estimated to generate 94,200 credits/year on average over a period of 20 years.

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