Government of India has established the National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (NAFCC) with a budget provision of Rs 350 crore for 2015-16 and 2016-17 to assist States and Union Territories to undertake projects and actions for adaptation to climate change. Rs. 182.27 crore has been released for 18 projects for sectors including agriculture and animal husbandry, water resources, coastal areas, biodiversity and ecosystem services.
Financial assistance of Rs. 10 lakh has been provided to each State Government for strengthening capacity of nodal agencies for implementation of State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC). Twenty Nine (29) States/ Union Territories (UTs), viz., Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Chandigarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Odisha, Puducherry, Punjab, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Lakshadweep, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have submitted their projects for capacity building.