Soon: Indias first REDD project

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Forest conservation effort in Meghalaya can claim carbon benefits. India’s first pilot project to be recognized under the UN’s mechanism for reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) could be in the East Khasi Hills in Meghalaya. A watershed project, started jointly by a California-based non-profit and a tribal community in 2005 in the northeastern state aims at checking deforestation and has shown potential as the country’s maiden REDD pilot. For full text: