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.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Funds under CAMPA, 21/03/2017. A statement showing the funds released to the State CAMPAs from the year 2009-10 till date, State wise, is at Annexure.

NEW DELHI: If the environment ministry has its way, all banks will be asked to join the state and the central governments in their ongoing efforts to increase forest cover in the country.

Maharashtra government is set to receive Rs 2,000 crore from the Centre in next three years under Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority and is keen on setting up an ‘eco

DEHRADUN: Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) will assess and monitor eco-restoration of all Coal India Limited (CIL) mines in the country.

The auto industry’s sales is expected to grow by about 22 per cent due to the initiative

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