Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
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CAMPA funds utilized for compensating the loss of forest land and ecosystem services by raising of compensatory afforestation and improving quality of forests

Posted On: 13 MAR 2023 4:12PM by PIB Delhi

Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today informed the details of transfer of share of State Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority Fund (State CAMPA fund) to various States and Union Territories (UTs) during the last three years from 2019-20 to 2021-22. The details are enclosed at Annexure-I.

The CAMPA funds are utilised for compensating the loss of forest land and ecosystem services by raising of compensatory afforestation, improving quality of forests through assisted natural regeneration, enrichment of biodiversity, improvement of wildlife habitat, control of forest fire, forest protection and soil and water conservation measures. The Compensatory Afforestation Fund (CAF Act), 2016 and Rules, 2018 provide elaborate guidelines and activities for utilization of CAMPA Fund. CAMPA also supports creation of nurseries for multiplication of quality planting material of locally suitable plant species.The monitoring and evaluation of CAMPA activities is provided in the CAF Act, 2016. The monitoring of CAMPA activities in States/UTs are carried out through Internal and Third Party monitoring and e-Green watch web portal.

The State and Union territories are required to submit the Annual Plan of Operations (APO), prepared by State CAMPA in accordance with the provisions of CAF Act, 2016 & Rules. The details of State-wise APOs approved by the National Authority are attached at Annexure-II.

CAMPA activities are implemented by engaging local communities in afforestation, nursery raising, soil-water conservation and forest protection activities.TheNational Authority does not maintain any information related to job creation under various Projects/Schemes funded under National Fund, CAMPA.

The Compensatory Afforestation Fund (CAF) Act, 2016 provides for audit of the accounts of both National and States/UTs CAMPA Authorities by the Comptroller and Auditor- General of India (C&AG).The C&AG audit of Annual Accounts of National Authority of last three financial years i.e. 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22 has been conducted. The Audit of States CAMPA is done by C&AG through respective Accountant General Office.

The CAMPA funds transferred by National Authority to State of Andhra Pradesh is given below: -

 

State/UT

Year

Fund Allocated     (Rs. in crore) 

Andhra Pradesh

2019-20

1,734.81

2021-22

114.05

The share of State CAMPA is transferred to Public Accounts of respective States and Union Territories from time to time after reconciliation of receipts of compensatory levies.

 

ANNEXURE-I

 

Sr. No.

State/UT

Funds transferred to State/UT CAMPAAuthorities                          (Rs.in crore)

2019-20

2020-21

2021-22

  1.  

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

NIL

16.41

NIL

  1.  

Andhra Pradesh

 1,734.81

NIL

114.05

  1.  

Arunachal Pradesh

 1,588.72

NIL

612.95

  1.  

Assam

 560.81

NIL

NIL

  1.  

Bihar

 522.95

NIL

43.64

  1.  

Chandigarh

 11.38

NIL

NIL

  1.  

Chhattisgarh

 5,791.70

NIL

207.50

  1.  

Dadara& Nagar Haveli

NIL

NIL

22.87

  1.  

Delhi

NIL

NIL

138.17

  1.  

Goa

 238.16

NIL

NIL

  1.  

Gujarat

 1,484.60

NIL

NIL

  1.  

Haryana

 1,282.65

NIL

NIL

  1.  

Himachal Pradesh

 1,660.72

NIL

NIL

  1.  

Jammu &Kashmir

 408.35

356.20

NIL

  1.  

Jharkhand

 4,158.02

NIL

NIL

  1.  

Karnataka

 1,350.37

NIL

NIL

  1.  

Kerala

 81.59

NIL

NIL

  1.  

Ladakh

NIL

249.27

NIL

  1.  

Madhya Pradesh

 5,196.69

NIL

990.83

  1.  

Maharashtra

 3,844.24

NIL

285.22

  1.  

Manipur

 309.76

NIL

36.44

  1.  

Meghalaya

 163.31

NIL

NIL

  1.  

Mizoram

 212.98

NIL

NIL

  1.  

Nagaland

NIL

NIL

NIL

  1.  

Orissa

 5,933.98

NIL

347.27

  1.  

Puducherry

NIL

NIL

NIL

  1.  

Punjab

 1,040.84

NIL

NIL

  1.  

Rajasthan

 1,748.26

NIL

NIL

  1.  

Sikkim

 392.36

NIL

NIL

  1.  

Tamil Nadu

 113.42

NIL

NIL

  1.  

Telangana

 3,110.38

NIL

NIL

  1.  

Tripura

 183.65

NIL

48.00

  1.  

Uttar Pradesh

 1,819.63

NIL

NIL

  1.  

Uttarakhand

 2,675.09

NIL

NIL

  1.  

West Bengal

 236.48

NIL

NIL

 

TOTAL

47855.9

621.88

2846.94

 

ANNEXURE-II

CAMPA Funds

 

Sl. No.

Name of the State/UT

Annual Plan of Operation (APO) Approved                          

(Rs. in Crore)

 2019-20

2020-21

2021-22

1

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

1.56

2.13

0.00

2

Andhra Pradesh

322.97

330.82

325.00

3

Arunachal Pradesh

0.00

155.46

240.85

4

Assam

NIL

88.34

79.12

5

Bihar

140.18

239.47

106.84

6

Chandigarh

1.87

2.26

3.60

7

Chhattisgarh

848.51

1347.02

1500.75

9

Delhi

0.00

19.55

16.15

10

Goa

17.95

32.68

21.55

11

Gujarat

1484.60

169.85

169.00

12

Haryana

100.97

203.95

317.59

13

Himachal Pradesh

145.82

158.38

138.10

14

Jammu & Kashmir

126.74

184.33

257.16

15

Jharkhand

399.29

376.55

437.60

16

Karnataka

113.69

216.70

321.06

18

Kerala

0.00

15.78

25.13

19

Madhya Pradesh

453.50

500.00

616.88

20

Maharashtra

499.38

599.32

688.27

21

Manipur

30.97

27.79

25.09

22

Meghalaya

0.00

33.97

36.40

23

Mizoram

19.23

32.66

18.08

24

Nagaland

0.00

0.00

0.00

25

Odisha

556.34

773.39

901.03

26

Punjab

102.15

177.85

218.06

27

Rajasthan

265.39

280.70

286.70

28

Sikkim

44.96

47.72

70.00

29

Tamil Nadu

0.56

66.62

0.00

30

Telangana

501.26

483.78

752.71

31

Tripura

20.84

21.51

35.24

32

Uttar Pradesh

285.68

442.01

586.90

33

Uttarakhand

213.11

362.90

726.88

34

West Bengal

74.07

74.00

58.30

 

Total

6771.59

7467.49

8980.04

 

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