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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
    Physical and Financial progress activities carried out under State CAMPA, Assam
    from 2010-11 to till date.
    Activities  Physical   Financial 
    (In Lakhs) 
    Compensatory Afforestation Plantation  5069.2146 ha.  4417.18
    Artificial Regeneration (AR)  4101.5 ha  9272.27
    Aided Natural Regeneration (ANR)  1907.5 ha   2201.08
    Sal Coppice Management  1235 ha.  1130.54
    Apurugiya Brikhya Plantation creation  60 Ha.  (12 units)  456.79
    Sahitya Manishi Upabon  72  Ha  (24 Nos. )  446.22
    Sub-Total  12445.2146 Ha.  17924.08
    Nurseries creation and maintenance    
    1.5 ha 70 nos. 3272.97
    3.0 ha  29 nos.  3432.89
    Sub-Total  99 Nos.  6705.86
    Infrastructure development  Buildings-193 (Forest Force Camp, Anti Poaching Camp, Assam Type Barrack, Range Officer Quarter, Forest Guard Quarter etc) 4295.53
    Maint. & Imp. of roads – 152 Kms. Watch Tower – 4 
    Country Boat- 10 
    Elephant Proof Trench- 53 Kms.
    Patrolling Path-37 Kms.  
    Transit Camp-1
    Nature Learning Centre – 1
    Highlands - 3 
    Publicity, Awareness & Monitoring  LS  210.26
    Capacity Development & Research  LS  135.26
    Monitoring & Overhead   LS  99.84
    Amenities to staff etc.  LS  110.08
    Man Animal Conflict Management other than ex-gratia & ICT  LS  34.35
    Development of Medicinal Plant  LS  26.20
    Soil Moisture Conservation  21 Nos. 225.99
    Habitat Management in PA  498 ha. 300.52
    Construction of cages    19.00
    Payment of casual workers    30.00
    In-situ conservation of indigenous orchids and Ex-situ conservation of indigenous  aracaceae family in Assam    12.70
    Software Development  CAMPA Tracker 24.19
    Procurement of mobile phones   190 40.94
    Supply of LED solar home light system  31 12.54
    Establishment of animal rescue centre & veterinary facility for rescued wild animal    0.99
    Purchase of GPS set  22 4.26
    Administrative expenses and staff salary    133.47
    Wood Based Study    6.50
    CA Audit fees    10.85
    People Bio-diversity Register  26 Nos.  24.00
    Land Compensation at KNP (Addl. APO 22-23)    5315.85
    Search Lights (under head purchase of smart phones)    8.40
    Procurement of Desktop    1.35
    Sub-Total    11083.07
    GRAND TOTAL    35713.01