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Restoration of Mangroves in Gujarat

 

State sponsored project

 

Gujarat Ecology Commission had carried out 4150 ha of Mangrove plantation under this project through active involvement of local coastal communities in 5 districts (Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Kachchh, Bharuch and Surat) of the state. A total of 10 villages were covered under this project. Along with Mangrove plantation activity capacity building exercise of the local coastal communities was also taken up in the project. The uniqueness of the project is the community based approach it had. In addition to Mangrove plantation activity, awareness programmes were also conducted to educate people about Mangroves and their ecological and economic importance. For the first time, community based Mangrove plantation has been carried out on a large scale through funding of the State Government. Mangrove plantation experts have been created on a local scale.

 

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