The Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) has been constituted by the Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India through an Order dated 23-04-2004 in pursuance of the Honble Supreme Courts order dated 30-10-2002 in I.A No.566, in Writ Petition (Civil) No.202 of 1995. CAMPA has been constituted for the purpose of management of money collected towards Compensatory Afforestation, Net Present Value and any other money recoverable in pursuance of the Honble Supreme Courts order in this regard. The MoEF, Government of India has issued guidelines for operating the funds under State CAMPA on 02-07-2009. To manage the affairs of State CAMPA, Government of Karnataka has constituted State Governing Body, State Steering Committee and State Executive Committee. The Governing body under the Chairmanship of the Honble Chief Minister shall lay down the broad policy framework for the functioning of State level CAMPA and review its working from time to time. The State Steering Committee under the Chairmanship of the Chief Secretary to Government shall approve the Annual Plan of Operations (APO) and lay down the rules and procedures for the functioning of its Executive Committee and ensure interdepartmental co-ordination. The State Executive Committee under the Chairmanship of the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests shall prepare the Annual Plan of Operations and oversee its implementation after its due approval.