- In the Union Budget 2023-34, the government announced the MISHTI (Mangrove Initiative for Shoreline Habitats & Tangible Incomes) initiative that will facilitate mangrove plantation along India’s coastline and on salt pan lands.
- The programme will operate through convergence between MGNREGS, Campa Fund and other sources.
- This new programme will aim at intensive afforestation of coastal mangrove forests.
Why in News?
- The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change organised a mangrove plantation program at Kovalam Panchayat in Chengalpattu District in Tamil Nadu.