The Chief Secretary Utpal Kumar Singh has directed the District Magistrates to prepare contingency plan to prevent forest fires in the State.

Rs 100 cr of unused funds for the purpose remain with govt; State fails to get share of funds since 2014-15

New Delhi: Differences between the environment ministry and the finance ministry have become a roadblock to the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA).

Rs 50,488 crore fund meant for compensatory afforestation lying unused

Move to help miners become cautious and undertake mining responsibly’

The court noted that Rs 700 crore was collected as “green cess”, of which, as per rules, 25 per cent was provided to Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

Environmentalists and forest rights experts from across the country have recently filed an appeal with the petitions committee of the Rajya Sabha to halt any expenditure from compensatory afforesta

CS chairs Steering Committee meeting of CAMPA

The ministry of environment, forests and climate change (MoEFCC) has come up with draft rules to implement the Compensatory Afforestation Fund (CAF) Act 2016. The draft has stirred up a controversy with civil societies alleging that stakeholders have not been consulted while in the process.

Adivasis who seek their constitutional rights are being criminalised by the state, and the Forest Rights Act, 2006 is being rampantly violated, said several adivasi community groups that deposed before the Independent People’s Tribunal on the Status of Implementation of the Forest Rights Act, 2006 (FRA) in New Delhi on 15 December, 2016.

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