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‘Trees Outside Forests to improve livelihood’

17 Nov 2022 – New Indian Express

Government intends to increase forest cover from 23 to 33 per cent across Andhra Pradesh under the scheme.
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Haryana Forest Department and USAID launch initiative to increase tree coverage

5 Nov 2022 – Financial Express

Importantly, it will leverage India’s private sector to promote and scale tree-based enterprises and the sale of carbon credits, helping to create jobs and boost incomes.

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Haryana showcases initiatives to support climate goals at COP27 in Egypt

16 Nov 2022 – Business Standard

The side event showcased initiatives of the Haryana government that support climate goals and India’s commitment for climate neutrality by 2070


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Trees beyond forests programme launched in Assam

19 Oct 2022 – The Hindu

The new initiative of the government and USAID aims at increasing the State’s green cover

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Assam govt striving towards increasing forest cover: Patowary
18 Oct 2022 – The Meghalayan

Assam environment and forest minister Chandra Mohan Patowary on October 18 said the state government is striving towards increasing forest cover in the state from the present 36 per cent to 38 per cent, and that Trees Outside Forests in India (TOFI) Programme is going to augment these efforts in a big way.
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‘Trees Outside Forests’: US, India Launches Program To Expand Green Cover In Country By 28 Lakh Ha
16 Sept 2022 – The Logical Indian

The initiative was announced to increase tree coverage outside forest lands in India. It intends to bring together farmers, businesses, and private institutions to expand tree coverage in the country.
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India-US launched Trees Outside Forests (TOF) in India Initiative
13 Sept 2022 – JournalsOfIndia

Recently, the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change, the Government of India and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the launch of a new program, “Trees Outside Forests in India.
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Increasing tree coverage outside forests
13 Sept 2022 – Gulf Today

A new initiative to increase tree coverage outside of forest lands in India in a bid to support global climate change mitigation and adaptation goals has been announced by the US and India.
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India seeks to hike its green cover with $25 million fundings support from USAID
10 Sept 2022 – Deccan Herald

This would be done by bringing together farmers, companies, and private institutions for rapidly expanding tree coverage outside of traditional forest
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US, India launch new initiative to increase tree coverage in India
9 Sept 2022 – ThePrint

US and India announced a new initiative to increase tree coverage outside of forest lands in India in a bid to support global climate change mitigation and adaptation goals.
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US and India establish new project to improve tree coverage in India
9 Sept 2022 – The Economic Times

The move will enhance carbon sequestration, support local communities, and strengthen the climate resilience of agriculture. With the help of new USD 25 million programmes, farmers, businesses, and private institutions in India will work together to quickly cover 28 lakh hectares of land with trees outside of traditional forests.
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