Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding utilisation of Compensatory Afforestation Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) Funds, 14/03/2018

  • 14/03/2018

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Re: T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 14/03/2018 regarding Compensatory Afforestation Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) Funds.  Supreme Court states that from the information given by the ASG as well as the Amicus, there are at least 10 or 12 funds that have been created as a result of orders passed by the Supreme Court from time to time. The total amount in these funds is tentatively put in the region of Rs.70,000-75,000 crores approximately. This, according to the ASG as well as the Amicus, is likely to go higher.

Supreme Court directs the Ministry of Environment and Forests to give a statement of the funds that have been created all over the country as a result of orders passed by this Court and the amount lying in each fund as on 31.03.2018.

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