CAMPA bill defeated

Apex court steps in, asks states for afforestation plans

THE bill that proposed centralized management of funds, collected in lieu of permission to divert forestland to non-forest uses, was defeated in the Rajya Sabha on February 25. Members of the house objected to the bill saying centralized forest fund management goes against the federal system in India.
It takes away financial powers vested with the states, the members said (see

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