Opinion: The New Law To Conserve And Protect Forests

Opinion: The New Law To Conserve And Protect Forests

Bhupender Yadav | Thursday August 04, 2016

The Compensatory Afforestation Fund (CAF) Bill, introduced in the Parliament in 2015, has been passed in the Monsoon Session of 2016. The enabling provisions for releasing and making use of the funds to the tune of Rs 42,000 crores, which were lying unused with the Central Government for a long time, made this Bill a much-awaited Bill.