It is specifically dedicated to assist the states in dealing with Forest Fires.
It replaced the Intensification of Forest Management Scheme (IFMS)in 2017. It has increased the amount dedicated for forest fire work.
It allocates funds with 90:10to the Northeast and Western Himalayan regions and a 60:40 ratios for all other states.
It provides the states to have the flexibility to direct a portion of the National Afforestation Programme (NAP) and Mission for Green India (GIM)funding toward forest fire work.
The objective of this scheme is to minimise forest fires by informing, enabling and empowering forest fringe communities and incentivising them to work in tandem with the State Forest Departments
It also intends to substantially reduce the vulnerability of forests across diverse forest ecosystems in the country against fire hazards.
It aims to enhance capabilities of forest personnel and institutions in Fighting Fires and swift recovery subsequent to Fire Incidents.