CAMPA Fund Current Affairs - 2020

Uttarakhand to Start Plantation Drive in Other States to Clear Compensatory Afforestation Backlog

The Uttarakhand Forest Department will soon start a plantation drive in Uttar Pradesh’s Bundelkhand region and parts of Rajasthan. This has been decided by the forest department in order to clear the backlog for compensatory afforestation for next two years. Highlights  Compensatory afforestation is done in the backdrop of transfer of forest land for non-forestry Read More…

What is Water Heroes Contest?

The Water Heroes contest was launched by the Union Ministry of Jal Shakti. The main aim of the contest is to reach out to people with messages of water conservation and management. Highlights The main aim of the Ministry of Jal Shakti is to make water conservation a people’s movement and also to strengthen water Read More…

CAMPA Funds to be used for Plantation drives and afforestation alone

On August 18, 2020, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar held a meeting with 24 state forest ministers. During the meeting, the minister announced that the CAMPA funds shall be used only for plantation drives and afforestation. Also, the forest-based devolution funds are to be increased from 7% to 10%. Highlights CAMPA is Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management Read More…

Arunachal Pradesh to provide Tap connection to all by March 2023

On June 2, 2020, the National Jal Jeevan Mission approved the Annual Action Plan of Arunachal Pradesh. Under the plan, the state is to provide tap connection to all the rural households in the state by 2023. Highlights In order to achieve the plan, the GoI has approved Rs 255 as additional funds. The State Read More…

Rs 20,000 lakh crore of Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan: Second Tranche Announced

On May 14, 2020, the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman announced the second tranche of the Rs 20,000 lakh crore economic package under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. Highlights The second tranche of the economic package focuses on migrant workers, small traders, street vendors, self-employed. The second part of the scheme is to be implemented in nine Read More…