The National Mission on Sustainable Habitat was approved by the Prime Minister’s Council for Climate Change in June 2010. The Prime Minister released India’s first National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) outlining existing and future policies and programs addressing climate mitigation. There are eight National Missions under the National Action Plan, with the National Mission on Sustainable Habitat being one of them.
The focus of these Missions is to promote understanding of climate change, its adaptation and mitigation, energy efficiency and natural resource conservation.
Objectives of the Mission
The National Mission on Sustainable Habitat seeks to promote:
The key deliverables of the Mission includes:
Yearwise allocation of Funds-
No specific funds have been allocated or are sought for the Mission on Sustainable Habitat, which is being implemented through the 4 flagship missions/ programmes of the Ministry of Urban Development, which are-.
a) Atal Mission on Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT)
b) Swachh Bharat Mission
c) Smart Cities Mission
d) Urban Transport Programme
The end aim is to adapt and mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to achieve sustainability. A report prepared by TERI for the Ministry of Urban Development for the COP21 summit at Paris, estimated that successful implementation of the above flagship missions has a potential for mitigation of GHG emission amounting to 133 Million Tonnes CO2eq by 2021 and 270 MnTonnes by year 2031.