Compensatory Afforestation Fund Act 2016 Bare Act PDF download

A 'Bare act' is the actual legislation passed by the Parliament of India. Generally, an act sets out the high level legal and policy principles applicable to the subject matter of the law.

Most acts are accompanied by 'subsidiary legislation' such as rules, regulations, notifications and orders; which address the actual implementation detail of the act.

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Intent or purpose of the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Act, 2016

The Legislature of India enacted the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Act, 2016 on 3rd August 2016, to provide for the establishment of funds under the public accounts of India and the public accounts of each State and crediting thereto the monies received from the user agencies towards compensatory afforestation, additional compensatory afforestation, penal compensatory afforestation, net present value and all other amounts recovered from such agencies under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, constitution of an authority at national level and at each of the State and Union territory Administration for administration of the funds and to utilise the monies so collected for undertaking artificial regeneration (plantations), assisted natural regeneration, protection of forests, forest related infrastructure development, Green India Programme, wildlife protection and other related activities and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

The act is associated with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

Need the Hindi language version PDF of this bare act ?

All important central acts are published in both English and Hindi language versions. The official PDFs can be downloaded from the website of the Legislative Department of the Ministry of Law and Justice. The acts are arranged as per the year of their enactment.

You can browse all the sections online or download the latest official bare act PDF file of the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Act, 2016 free of cost, from the India Code website at the link given below in this article. The link will also contain Subordinate Data like Rules, Regulations, Notifications, Orders, Circulars, Ordinances and Statutes pertaining to the act.

This document is updated as of the year 2021.

India Code is a database of all Central enactments that are in force and their subordinate legislations. The website allows users to list all the acts by Short Title, Enactment Date and Year, Ministry and Department.

A 'free text' search is also available to list all the acts that contain a specific key word or term.

As with most other Indian laws, the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Act would have undergone changes and amendments over the years since it’s enactment. Ensure that you are always referring to the latest updated version of the act.

LawMint Tip : A simple search on Google will pull up several websites from where you can download PDF copies of various bare acts. Some websites have also published online versions of the complete acts.

However, in many cases, they may feature an outdated or incomplete version of the document. Always download the latest copy from the India Code website for your reference.

Official link to browse the complete act online and download the bare act PDF

Click here to go to the India Code page to download the The Compensatory Afforestation Fund Act, 2016.


Important Central Acts in Regional Languages

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