The Centre on Wednesday said State Governments have been asked to prepare the local level adaptation action plans on climate change consistent with the objectives of the National Action Plan on Climate Change.

Necessary assistance is also being provided to the State Governments (to tackle climate change) subject to availability of funds, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said in reply to a written question in Lok Sabha.

He said that a study on “impact of climate change in India” has been launched under a joint Indo-UK Research Programme to survey state-level vulnerability and adaptation assessment, linking water in agriculture and river basin, impact on health and socio-economic impact of climate extremes.

In reply to another query, Mr. Ramesh said the NAPCC outlines India’s strategy of the eight national mission including energy efficiency mission.

“Energy efficiency mission envisages setting norms for achieving energy efficiency under ‘Perform, Achieve and Trade’ Scheme. Further public and private sector entitles participate in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol which helps in reducing emissions,” he added.

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