Use CAMPA fund for wildlife management and job creation: CM Kamal Nath

Bhopal : Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has said that the CAMPA Fund should be used to strengthen wildlife management and provide employment to the local people. Shri Kamal Nath gave these instructions in the meeting of the governing body of the State Authority of CAMPA at the Mantralaya. Forest Minister Shri Umang Singhar was present in the meeting.

CM Shri Kamal Nath said that policy based priorities related to the utilization of CAMPA fund should be decided. He said that this was started when he was Forest and Environment Minister. He said that through this special attention should be given to strengthening wildlife management and making sources of livelihood available for people residing in nearby areas.

The Chief Minister said that the funds should be utilized in the identified areas, so that the employment potential of the local people can be increased and permanent property is created. He issued instructions to prepare an annual action plan in this connection. The Chief Minister said that the tourist potential of national parks should be re-determined without affecting the wildlife.

Additional Chief Secretary Forest Shri A.P. Shrivastava gave a presentation related to CAMPA Fund in the meeting. Additional Chief Secretary General Administration Shri K.K. Singh, Principal Secretary Public Works Shri Malay Shrivastava, Additional Secretary Forest Shri Atul Khare and other senior officers were present.