New Delhi, 25 July, 2016:  My press release

Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said here that the Congress has been committing a sin by blocking CAMPA Bill in Parliament under which Rs 42,000 crore could have been sanctioned to various states, including Rs 2023 crore to Andhra Pradesh, by the Central Government.

 The CAMPA Bill seeks to create a Compensatory Afforestation Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) and a Compensatory Afforestation Fund (CAF).

Shri Naqvi said that the Congress has blocked the development of dalits, tribals and weaker sections by creating hurdle in passage of several important bills in Parliament for the last several sessions.

Shri Naqvi said that if the CAMPA Bill is passed, the states will get Rs 42, 000 crore for afforestation work on war-footing and this becomes more important keeping in view the ongoing monsoon.

Shri Naqvi said that today once again the Congress has adopted their policy of “we have never done development, will not allow others also to do so” by blocking CAMPA Bill, which is essential to employment of poor people as well as the environment.

Shri Naqvi said that had the Bill been passed, various states could have get Rs 42,000 crore immediately which includes Orissa (Rs 5996 crore), Uttar Pradesh (Rs 1314 crore),  Uttrakhand (Rs 2210 crore), Himachal Pradesh (Rs 1395 crore) and Jammu and Kashmir (Rs 926 crore).

Shri Naqvi said that the Congress has obstructed works related to nation’s development and reform which is a result of their “negative approach and feudal mindset”.