Govt nods to Agro Forestry Policy

Published on May 05, 2015 21:11:11 PM
Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar today said the government has approved the National Agro Forestry Policy, 2014 that will help natural resource management and improve forest cover.

"The National Agro Forestry Policy - 2014 has been approved by the government," Javadekar said while replying to a question in Lok Sabha.

Elaborating on the policy, Javadekar said its salient features include encouraging and expanding tree plantation in complementary and integrated manner with crops and livestock to improve productivity, employment, income and livelihoods of rural households.