23 CAMPA fails

Down to Earth - - THE FORTNIGHT -

In 2002, the Supreme Court or­dered state gov­ern­ments to col­lect money for projects that felled forests and de­posit with Com­pen­satory Af­foresta­tion Man­age­ment and Plan­ning Author­ity or CAMPA. But the Union en­vi­ron­ment min­istry has no record of how much money is due from states. Ev­ery year 10 per cent of the amount ac­cu­mu­lated un­der CAMPA is re­leased to state CAM­PAs, but states com­plain that the money they re­ceive is not enough.

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