State CAMPA | Principal Chief Conservator of Forest & Head of Forest Force | Government Of Assam, India
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Government Of Assam Environment & Forest Principal Chief Conservator of Forest & Head of Forest Force

State CAMPA

  • Overview:

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

    Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) is an Act to provide for the establishment of funds under the public accounts of India and the public accounts of each State and 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.

    State Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (State CAMPA) is intended as an instrument to accelerate activities for preservation of natural forests, management of wildlife, infrastructure development in the sector and other allied works.

    The State CAMPA presently receives monies collected from user agencies towards compensatory afforestation, additional compensatory afforestation, penal compensatory afforestation, Net Present Value (NPV) and all other amounts recovered from such agencies under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 and presently lying with the Adhoc CAMPA.

    The State CAMPA administers the amount received from the Adhoc CAMPA and utilize 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.

    State CAMPA would serves as a common repository of funds accruing on account of compensatory afforestation and NPV. It would deploy funds as per guidelines governing the use of funds for conservation, protection and management of forests. The amounts would also be deployed for wildlife preservation and enhancement of wildlife habitats.

    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

    (A)Nurseries

    1.5 hac.63 Nos.
    3.0 hac.25 Nos.
    3.0 hac Nursery cum Resource Centre3 Nos.

    (B) Plantations

    CA Plantations (Site Specific Plantation)3975.8126 Hac.
    Sal Coppice Management Plantations500 Hac.
    Afforestation – degraded or blank areas in RFs1131.5 Hac.
    Aided Natural Regeneration (ANR) in RFs500 Hac.
    Apurugiya Brikhya Plantations2 units (5 hac. each.)

    (2) Infrastructure & Development

    Antipoaching Camp/ Protection Camp27 Nos.
    Range Officer Quarter14 Nos.
    Forester Quarter34 Nos.
    Forest Guard Quarter31 Nos.
    Assam Type Barrack30 Nos.
    Forest Force Camp / Barrack17 Nos.
    Country Boat10 Nos.
    Maintenance & Improvement of Forest Road152 Kms.
    Elephant proof trench80 Kms.