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MISHTI Scheme For Mangrove Plantations

MISHTI Scheme For Mangrove Plantations:

Mangrove Initiative for Shoreline Habitats & Tangible Incomes’, MISHTI, will be taken up for mangrove plantation along the coastline and on salt pan lands


The Mangroves cover 0.15% of the total Indian Geographical area.

  • This is around 4,975 square kilometers.
  • The state of West Bengal alone has 42.45% of India’s mangroves. Indian mangroves are facing limitations such as an increase in salinity, lack of oxygen, and diurnal tidal inundations.
  • The main aim of the scheme is to take up mangrove plantations along the coastline and to preserve Mangrove forests
  • Meaning, mangrove saplings will be planted along the coastal regions of the country.
  • Mangrove forests are spread across AP, WB, Odisha, Andaman and Nicobar, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu.
  • Mangrove forests are present in all the coastal states of India.
  • MISHTI is to be implemented by converging CAMPA Fund, MGNREGS, and other sources.
  • CAMPA Fund means Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority.