India’s disputed compensatory afforestation policy at odds with new IPCC report

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Conservation, Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Environmental Impact Assessment   Source: TH  Context: India’s compensatory afforestation policy that allows forests in one part to be cut down and replaced with those elsewhere is contested on many grounds.   Background: Afforestation is part of India’s climate pledges – adding a carbon sink of …

Unused funds, unsuitable land: The problems with Compensatory Afforestation in India

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment   Source: IE  Context: Compensatory afforestation forms a significant component of various reforestation programmes being implemented in India.   Background: India has promised to increase its forest and tree cover to absorb an additional 2.5 – 3 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent by …

CAMPA Funds:

GS Paper 3: Topics covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Context: The Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) has so far disbursed ₹48,606 crore to 32 States. Chhattisgarh and Odisha have had the maximum amount transferred to them, or close to ₹5,700 crore each followed by Jharkhand and Maharashtra …