Funds for Development of Forests

Ministry of Environment and Forests provides funds to the States under the three major Centrally Sponsored Schemes for development of forests namely (i) National Afforestation Programme, (ii) Intensification of Forest Management Scheme and (iii) Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats. The details of funds released State – wise during the Current Financial Year are given in Annexure I, II, and III.

The Government of India has enacted Indian Forest Act, 1927, Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 and Environment Protection Act, 1986, which have enabling provisions to curb the clandestine felling of trees. Presently, no new law is contemplated.

Annexure – I

National Afforestation Programme Scheme
S. No. State Amount Released 2011-12
(November,2011)
(Rs. in crore)
1 Andhra Pradesh 7.60
2 Bihar 2.63
3 Chhattisgarh 9.06
4 Goa 0.00
5 Gujarat 8.42
6 Haryana 6.12
7 Himachal Pradesh 3.50
8 Jammu & Kashmir 0.00
9 Jharkhand 0.00
10 Karnataka 3.40
11 Kerala 1.95
12 Madhya Pradesh 2.18
13 Maharashtra 7.78
14 Orissa 3.15
15 Punjab 0.00
16 Rajasthan 4.39
17 Tamil Nadu 3.08
18 Uttar Pradesh 8.11
19 Uttarakhand 0.00
20 West Bengal 2.58
Total (Other States) 73.95
21 Arunachal Pradesh 0.00
22 Assam 0.00
23 Manipur 4.92
24 Meghalaya 0.00
25 Mizoram 6.57
26 Nagaland 4.16
27 Sikkim 4.25
28 Tripura 6.68
Total (NE States) 26.58
G. Total 100.53

Annexure – II

Intensification of Forest Management Scheme

(Rs.in crore)

S. No. States Amount released  2011-12(November,2011)
Other States
1 Andhra Pradesh
2 Bihar
3 Chhattisgarh 4.30
4 Goa 0.00
5 Gujarat 1.84
6 Haryana 0.56
7 Himachal Pradesh 2.47
8 Jammu & Kashmir 0.00
9 Jharkhand 2.70
10 Karnataka 2.72
11 Kerala 1.36
12 Madhya Pradesh 5.22
13 Maharashtra 3.73
14 Orissa 1.33
15 Punjab 0.00
16 Rajasthan 1.61
17 Tamil Nadu 2.46
18 Uttar Pradesh 1.40
19 Uttarakhand 1.50
20 West Bengal 0.51
Total 33.71
NE & Sikkim
1 Assam 0.89
2 Arunachal Pradesh 0.00
3 Manipur 1.59
4 Meghalaya 0.95
5 Mizoram 1.01
6 Nagaland 0.00
7 Sikkim 1.07
8 Tripura 0.35
Total 5.86
Union Territories
1 A & N Islands 0.31
2 Chandigarh 0.34
3 D&N Haveli 0.00
4 Daman & Diu 0.00
5 Lakshadweep 0.00
6 New Delhi 0.00
7 Pondicherry 0.00
Total 0.65
Grand Total 40.22

Annexure – III

Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats

(Rs.in crore)

S. No. States/UTs Amount released  2011-12 (November,2011)
1 Andhra Pradesh 0.00
2 Bihar 0.00
3 Chhattisgarh 1.91
4 Goa 0.00
5 Gujarat 0.00
6 Haryana 0.24
7 Himachal Pradesh 1.95
8 Jammu & Kashmir 3.56
9 Jharkhand 0.47
10 Karnataka 2.13
11 Kerala 2.23
12 Madhya Pradesh 3.82
13 Maharashtra 2.81
14 Orissa 1.91
15 Punjab 0.00
16 Rajasthan 1.87
17 Tamil Nadu 1.51
18 Uttar Pradesh 1.62
19 Uttarakhand 2.01
20 West Bengal 1.12
21 Assam 0.00
22 Arunachal Pradesh 0.00
23 Manipur 0.00
24 Meghalaya 0.00
25 Mizoram 0.84
26 Nagaland 0.00
27 Sikkim 1.32
28 Tripura 0.00
29 A & N Islands 1.08
30 Chandigarh 0.20
31 D&N Haveli 0.00
32 Daman & Diu 0.00
33 New Delhi 0.00
TOTAL 32.60

This information was given by the Minister of State for Environment and Forests (independent charge) Shrimati Jayanthi Natarajan in a written reply to a question by . Shri  K. C. Singh ‘Baba’ in Lok Sabha today.

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