The Tamil Nadu Afforestation Project Phase-II, which was implemented at a cost of Rs.567.42 crore with JICA funding, ended in 2012-13.
     
To ensure sustainability of TAP activities, Jayalalithaa on Monday accorded sanction to implement sustainability, development initiatives, including improving the Forestry Extension Centres.
     
These initiatives would be implemented at a cost of Rs 52.11 crore during 2013-14 and 2014-15 by using the unspent portion of fiscal assistance given by JICA coupled with State funding, an official release here said.

(Agencies)

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