Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Desert Development Programme, 26/07/2019

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Desert Development Programme, 26/07/2019. The details of area under desertification or Iand degradation is not centrally maintained in the Department of of Land Resources. However, as per the information received from Ministry of Environment, Forests and climate change based on a study conducted by Indian Space Research Organization titled "Desertification and Land Degradation Atlas of India" it reveals that out of 49.66 million ha undertaken for study, 22.80 million ha was undergoing land degradation during the time frame 201 1- 13. However, comparative analysis of change that have taken place during time frame 2003-05 and 2011-i3, shows cumulative decrease of 0.14 million ha land under degradation.

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