UNFCCC decision on REDD+ says that REDD+ activities can be implemented at sub-national level as an interim measure. National REDD+ Strategy 2018 also advocates the preparation of State REDD+ Action Plan (SRAP) for implementation of the Strategy at state level. India is a vast country with wide climatic variability and the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation vary from state to state. Hence, state-specific action plan on REDD+ will be helpful in identification as well as addressing the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation as well as barriers for enhancement of forest carbon stocks specific to the state. National REDD+ Strategy can be implemented at the state level through SRAP which is in accordance with UNFCCC decisions on REDD+.