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Centre on Thursday released Rs 5933.98 crore CAMPA fund to Odisha for afforestation

Bhubaneswar:29/8/19: The Centre on Thursday released Rs 5933.98 crore Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) fund to Odisha for afforestation.

A total of Rs.47,436 crores have been allocated to 27 states by Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar for promoting afforestation and achieving green objectives.

Odisha received the highest allocation followed by Chhattisgarh (Rs 5791.70 crore), Madhya Pradesh (Rs 5196.69 crore), Jharkhand (Rs 4158.02 crore), Maharashtra (Rs 3844.24 crore) and Telangana ( Rs 3110.38 crore).

The Environment Minister wasa emphasized that the CAMPA funds cannot be used for payment of salary, travelling allowances and medical expenses.

Underlining the efforts of the Government towards preserving and improving the forest wealth and ecological security of the country, Javadekar said “Important activities on which the fund will be utilised will be for the Compensatory Afforestation, Catchment Area Treatment, Wildlife Management, Assisted Natural Regeneration, Forest Fire Prevention and Control Operations, Soil and Moisture Conservation Works in the forest, Improvement of Wildlife Habitat, Management of Biological Diversity and Biological Resources, Research in Forestry and Monitoring of CAMPA works etc”.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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