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Govt gives over Rs 47K-cr to 27 states for afforestation, green activities

The minister said the corpus will be utilised for compensatory afforestation, wildlife management, forest fire prevention, soil and moisture conservation works in forests

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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The funds were released by Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar under Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority

The environment ministry on Thursday released over Rs 47,000 crore to 27 states for compensatory and other green activities, including prevention of forest fire, biodiversity management and soil conservation.

The funds were released by Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar under Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA).

The minister said the corpus will be utilised for compensatory afforestation, wildlife management, forest fire prevention, soil and moisture conservation works in forests, voluntary relocation of villages from protected areas, management of biological resources and biodiversity, research in forestry and monitoring of CAMPA works among others.

The 27 states which have received Rs 47,436 crores are Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Haryana, Punjab, Assam, Bihar, Sikkim, Manipur, Goa, West Bengal, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

First Published: Thu, August 29 2019. 13:50 IST
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