Baseline Study for Estimating Carbon Stocks of Interventions done through ITC’s Mission Sunehra Kal Programme
ITC Mission Sunehra Kal (ITC MSK) project has been developed to assess the impact generated by the project’s programs. The objective is to determine the carbon sequestered as a result of ITC's interventions done through ITC’s MSK in seven different states, namely Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh. The study's primary goal is to establish a baseline and estimate the Carbon stocks for ITC MSK's intervention areas. ITC, with the help of various NGOs, has been able to promote plantations in seven states, most of which are in the seedling stage. In some states, grassland development has been done by sowing seeds and developing trenches to protect the grassland from cattle. ITC has also done soil moisture conservation works by constructing various structures (Farm Pond, Farm Bund, Check Dams and Percolation Tanks, etc.) that enhance soil organic carbon. TERI has developed this report to assess the baseline carbon stock of all the abovementioned interventions done through the ITC MSK project, along with its carbon sequestration potential for 10, 20, and 30 years. TERI team visited interventions sites in all the seven states for field data collection.