Majuli aims to be Indias first carbon-neutral district
Its the worlds biggest river island and the first such in India to be declared a district. Now plans are afoot to declare it the countrys first carbon-neutral district by 2020. It is by no means a mean task, but ambitious projects, with the help of locals, NGOs and corporate houses, are getting underway to achieve this. The roadmap for the project is developed by IORA Ecological Solutions, an environmental finance, policy advisory and project development group. Mitigation through forestry and biodiversity conservation will be the starting points in this carbon-neutral agenda, followed by other interventions over the next three years.