Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA)
Posted on : 11 Dec 2019Views: 354
- Environment Minister has called for increasing the forest cover in the country with an efficient use of Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority.
- The Compensatory Afforestation Fund Act 2016 Act, under which funds were released, was designed to compensate for the loss of tree cover in the country by creating a permanent institutional mechanism for effective utilization of the accumulated funds by the states to which the funds actually belong to, for the purpose of afforestation.
- The funds can be used for treatment of catchment areas, assisted natural generation, forest management, wildlife protection and management, relocation of villages from protected areas, managing human-wildlife conflicts, training and awareness generation, supply of wood saving devices and allied activities.
- About 5% of the allocated funds would be retained by national advisory council--Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA)--to conduct evaluation of schemes implemented in the states, setting up of institutes, societies, centre of excellence in the field of forest and wildlife and standardization of codes and guidelines for the sector.
- CAMPA, under the chairmanship of environment minister, would monitor the activities. Each state would be required to submit an annual report based on the utilization of funds.
- State Governments will utilize this fund for the enhancement of forestry activities to achieve the objectives of the Nationally-Determined Contributions (NDCs). The objective of the NDCs is to increase its forest and tree cover. This will help in an additional carbon sink equivalent to 2.5 to 3 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide by the year 2030.
- The top four states that received the highest CAMPA fund are Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Jharkhand.
- The fund will be utilised in important activities which will include the Compensatory Afforestation, Catchment Area Treatment, Assisted Natural Regeneration, Forest Fire Prevention, Wildlife Management, and Control Operations, Soil and Moisture Conservation Works in the forest, Improvement of Wildlife Habitat, Management of Biological Diversity and Biological Resources, Research in Forestry and Monitoring of CAMPA works, etc.
Article Related Questions
Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA), is under the chairmanship of?
Right Ans : Environment minister