Compensatory Afforestation

The Centre Government after a meeting with the Rajasthan and Telangana ministry on the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) has approved Rs. 164 crore and Rs. 156 crore for Rajasthan and Telangana respectively.

The Minister of Environment and Forest, Rajasthan, Shri Rajkumar Rinwa and Minister of Environment and Forest, Telangana, Shri Jogu Ramanna led the delegations of their respective states in the meeting.

After the meeting, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar, said, “the money has been sanctioned for afforestation, relocation and other biodiversity works in both the states. According to court’s guidelines, only 10 per cent of the funds can be released this year.” Also, he said that  he is very hopeful that the Compensatory Afforestation Bill will be soon passed and it will further help in the availability of adequate funds for afforestation and other concerned issues.