Government Sanctions Funds For Compensatory Afforestation

The Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Mr. Ananth Kumar and the Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Independent Charge), Mr. Prakash Javadekar at the presentation on abatement of pollution, conservation and restoration of lakes of Bengaluru, in New Delhi on June 14, 2016.
The Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Mr. Ananth Kumar and the Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Independent Charge), Mr. Prakash Javadekar at the presentation on abatement of pollution, conservation and restoration of lakes of Bengaluru, in New Delhi on June 14, 2016.

Rs. 164 Crore For Rajasthan And Rs. 156 Crore For Telangana

New Delhi (PIB-GR-TYP-BIN): The Centre sanctioned Rs. 164 crore for Rajasthan and Rs. 156 crore for Telangana, following a meeting on Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) with the two States, on June 14. Speaking after chairing the meeting, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Mr. Prakash Javadekar, said that the money has been sanctioned for afforestation, relocation and other biodiversity works in the two states. The Minister said that according to court’s guidelines, only 10 per cent of the funds can be released this year.

Mr. Javadekar expressed the hope that the Compensatory Afforestation Bill will be passed in the Monsoon session, making available more money for afforestation and related activities.

The delegations of Rajasthan and Telangana were led by Minister of Environment and Forest, Rajasthan, Mr. Rajkumar Rinwa and Minister of Environment and Forest, Telangana, Mr. Jogu Ramanna.

(Source: PIB/GR/TYP/BIN/USPA/WN/IAIJ)

D P Sathya Prakash

Senior Reporter

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