Prakash Javadekar launches e-payment for afforestation funds

 Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday launched an e-payment module to make quicker and more transparent the process of payments for diverting forest land under the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) fund.

Cabinet gives nod to Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill

The Union Cabinet Wednesday cleared the Compensatory Afforestation Fund (CAF) Bill 2015 which will pave the way for expeditious utilisation of funds realised for forest land diverted to non-forest purposes in transparent manner.

Need to reduce timeline, increase accountability: Prakash Javadekar

The Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar, has emphasized the need to reduce timelines for various projects and right conditions to be prescribed that are reasonable, practical, real and need-based.

Himachal to seek release of Rs.277 cr afforestation fund

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has said the state government would seek early release of Rs.277 crore for afforestation, an official statement Wednesday said.