UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Chennai based M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) have agreed to work together for the conservation and adaptation initiative of coastal resources in Andhra Pradesh.
In this regard, UNFCCC has sanctioned 3.8 crore rupees through an adaptation fund for the implementation of potential adaptation strategy of MSSRF in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh.
- The objective of the adaptation initiative is to overcome the consequences of sea level rise and seawater inundation following cyclones.
- UNFCCC will release this adaptation fund through the state owned National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).
- The main focus will be to restore the Sorlagondi mangrove forest cover in Krishna district.
- It will seek to improve the mangrove forest cover in 200 acres and fish cultivation in around 50 acres of mangrove forest as per roadmap prepared.
- For the conservation of coastal resources purpose the abandoned land will be brought under fish cultivation in the 3 villages of Nali and Sorlagondi in Nagayalanka mandal and Basavanipalem in Koduru mandal.
- Landless families will be involved in cage cultivation which will be undertaken brackish water by setting up as many as 10 cages in the three villages adopted by MSSRF.