One of the country's leading integrated companies in the power sector, NTPC Ltd has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal, to implement the Narmada Landscape Restoration Project (NLRP). The programme is being conducted in partnership with a grant in aid from NTPC Ltd and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in equal proportions.
The four-year project will be implemented in Khargone District of Madhya Pradesh, in the catchments of selected tributaries of the River Narmada between Omkareshwar and Maheshwar dams. IIFM, Bhopal, an autonomous institute under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), with the grant-in-aid from NTPC, Ltd., will be jointly implementing this project with Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), an intergovernmental organisation that promotes sustainable and inclusive economic growth in emerging economies. GGGI will participate in this project with funding support from USAID, the international development arm of the US government.