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Government Of Assam Environment & Forest Principal Chief Conservator of Forest & Head of Forest Force


  • Overview:

    Adhoc CAMPA was established at National Level and State CAMPA at each of the States / UTs after the intervention of the Supreme Court in 2008.

    The Compensatory Afforestation Fund (CAF) Act., 2016 has been notified by Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India vide Gazette notification 45, dated 3rd August, 2016. The Act has been enacted to provide for the establishment of funds under the public accounts of India and the public accounts of each State crediting thereto the monies received from the user agencies towards compensatory afforestation, additional compensatory afforestation, penal compensatory afforestation, net present value and all other amounts recovered from such agencies under the Forest Conservation Act, 1980. Based on the Act., the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India had also notified the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Rules, 2018 vide Gazette Notification No. G.S.R. 766 (E), Dtd. 10th August, 2018. Further, the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Govt. of India has notified the National Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority vide notification No. S.O. 4855 (E), dtd 14.09.2018 and State Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority vide notification No. S.O. 4856 (E), dtd 14.09.2018.   

    Ninety percent of all the monies collected by States, which has been placed under Ad-hoc CAMPA and the interest accrued thereon, shall be transferred to State Compensatory Afforestation Fund as per provision of the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Act, 2016.

    In this regard, the Government of Assam has already created the State Compensatory Afforestation Fund (SCAF) vide notification No. FRM.151/2018/79, Dtd. 11.02.2019 for smooth transfer of fund from State Authority to Assam SCAF. Govt. of Assam had also notified Governing Body, State Level Steering Committee and State Level Executive Committee of State CAMPA, Assam vide notification Nos. FRM.151/2018/89, FRM.151/2018/90 and FRM.151/2018/91, Dated 26th June, 2019 respectively.

    Accordingly, the National CAMPA has transferred 90% of total fund available with them to the Govt. of Assam as per the heads namely Compensatory Afforestation, Catchment Area Treatment plan, Net Present Value, Interest and others in the year 2019. As per the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Act 2016, 90% of the monies realized from the user agencies is to be deposited in SCAF and remaining 10% shall be credited to National Authority. However, subsequently the monies are still being deposited in National Authority since online transfer of compensatory levies through PARIVESH portal is under process.

    The State CAMPA administers the amount received from the SCAF and utilizes the monies collected for undertaking compensatory afforestation, assisted natural regeneration, conservation and protection of forests, infrastructure development, wildlife conservation and protection and other related activities and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.


    Aims and Objectives

    1. Conservation, protection, regeneration and management of existing natural forests.
    2. Conservation, protection and management of wildlife and its habitat within and outside protected areas including the consolidation of the protected areas.
    3. Compensatory afforestation.
    4. Environmental services like:
    5. Provision of goods such as wood, non-timber forest products, fuel, fodder and water, and provision of services such as grazing, tourism, wildlife protection and life support.
    6. Regulating services such as climate regulation, disease control, flood moderation, detoxification, carbon sequestration and health of soils, air and water regimes.
    7. Non-material benefits obtained from ecosystems, spiritual, recreational, aesthetic, inspirational, educational and symbolic.
    8. Supporting such other services necessary for the production of ecosystem services, biodiversity, nutrient cycling and primary production.
    9. Research, training and capacity building.

    Major activities undertaken by STATE CAMPA

    (1) Plantation & Nurseries


    1.5 hac. 63 Nos.
    3.0 hac. 25 Nos.
    3.0 hac Nursery cum Resource Centre 3 Nos.

    (B) Plantations

    CA Plantations (Site Specific Plantation) 3975.8126 Hac.
    Sal Coppice Management Plantations 500 Hac.
    Afforestation – degraded or blank areas in RFs 1131.5 Hac.
    Aided Natural Regeneration (ANR) in RFs 500 Hac.
    Apurugiya Brikhya Plantations 2 units (5 hac. each.)

    (2) Infrastructure & Development

    Antipoaching Camp/ Protection Camp 27 Nos.
    Range Officer Quarter 14 Nos.
    Forester Quarter 34 Nos.
    Forest Guard Quarter 31 Nos.
    Assam Type Barrack 30 Nos.
    Forest Force Camp / Barrack 17 Nos.
    Country Boat 10 Nos.
    Maintenance & Improvement of Forest Road 152 Kms.
    Elephant proof trench 80 Kms.