Tamil Nadu Government is implementing schemes for the protection of the environment and promotion of clean energy. For this purpose, an “Environment Protection and Renewable Energy Development Fund” has been created and a fund of Rs.365.00 crores has been utilized in the past.
The main objective of this fund is to promote, mitigate and adaptive measures to combat effects of climate change in the State. The eco-restoration of water bodies are taken up under EPRED funds under EMAT.
The main scope of this fund is for promotional & project based activities like greening of Tamil Nadu through planting of trees outside the forests areas, initiatives and intervention in the field of renewable energy, prevention of environmental degradation etc.