PART-II
(To be filled by the concerned Deputy Conservator of Forest)
State Serial No. of proposal : JK-073/2021
1. Location of the project/Scheme : Jammu and Kashmir
 (i) State / Union Territory : Jammu and Kashmir  (ii) District : Kathua  (iii) Forest Division : Kathua Wildlife  (iv) Area of forest land proposed for diversion (in ha.) : 3.386  (v)

Category of the Proposal: Road
2. Legal status of forest land proposed for diversion
S. No. DivisionForest Land(ha.)Legal Status
1Kathua Wildlife3.386Reserved Forest
Total 3.386
Division 1. : Kathua Wildlife
3. District wise area to be diverted in the division
S. No. DistrictArea(ha.)
1Kathua3.386
Total3.386
4. Details of Vegetation available in the forest land proposed for diversion
 (i) Density of vegetation
S. No. Area(in ha.)Density Eco-Class
13.3860.4Eco 5
Total. 3.386


(ii) Species-wise local/scientific names and girth-wise enumeration of trees at FRL
S. No. Scientific Name Local Name (0-30)cm. (31-60)cm. (61-90)cm. (91-120)cm. (121-150)cm. (>150)cm.
1OthersPansar023100
2Melotus PhilippensisKamila0115000
3Acacia CatechuKhair0108200
4OthersBeri002100
5Cassia FistulaKarangal/Amaltas0174000
6OthersPhalahi010000
7OthersTut021000
8OthersCheela020100
9OthersKaimble0127301
10OthersTunu010000
11OthersDaddar013030
12Bombax CeibaSimbal010030
13Butea MonospermaPlaah011140
14OthersSanan020200
15OthersKarko011000
16OthersTalta010000
17OthersLassinea091000
18OthersThub001000
19OthersKalam021001
20OthersChir000002
21Dalburgia SisooTalli012231
Total 0 7740 1313 5
Sub Total (No of Trees.) 148


5. Working plan prescription for the forest land proposed for diversion : No specific prescription of the working plan as the area falls in Protected Area.
6. Brief note on vulnerability of the forest area to erosion : The Area is slightly prone to erosion due to slope.
7. Approximate distance of the proposed site for diversion from boundary of forest(in km.) : 0
8. Significance of the forest land proposed for diversion from wildlife point of view
 (i). Details of wildlife present in and around the forest land proposed for diversion : Himalayan Grey Goral (Nemorhaedus bedfordi) populations owing to its rugged terrain. Other ungulates such as Nilgai (Boselaphus trangocamelus), barking deer (Muntiacus muntjak), Chital (Axis axis) and wild pig (Sus scrofa). Other faunal species include Mongoose (Herpestes edwardsii), Porcupine (Hystrix indica), Chital (Axis axis), Rhesus monkey, (Macaca mullata), Jackal (Canis aureus) and Hare (Lepus negricollis). Common Leopards (Panthera Pardus) Barking deer (Muntiacus muntjak), Nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus), Goral (Nemorhaedus goral), Wild Boar (Sus scorfa), Jackal (canis aureus), Hare (Lepus nigricollis), Jungle Cat (Felis chaua), Porcupine (Hystrix indica), Mongoose (Herpestes edwardsii) etc.
 (ii). Whether forms part of national park, wildlife sanctuary, biosphere reserve,tiger reserve, elephant corridor, wildlife migration corridor etc. : Yes
  Details and comments on the impact of Project on such areas : No significant negative impact of the current proposal on Thein Wildlife Conservation Reserve is likely to occur in terms of section 29 of the Wildlife Protection Act. 1972, thus there is no significant impact on the corridor of the Wildlife.
 (iii). Whether the forest land proposed for diversion is located within eco-sensitive zone(ESZ) of the Protected Area notified under Wildlife(Protection) Act,1972 (Note: In case, ESZ of a Protected Area is not notified,then,10kms distance from boundary of the Protected Area should be treated as ESZ): No
 (iv). Whether any national park, wildlife sanctuary, biosphere reserve, tiger reserve, elephant corridor, wildlife migration corridor etc., is located within 1 Km. from boundary of the forest land proposed for diversion : No
 (v). Whether any rare/endangered/unique species of flora and fauna found in the area : Yes
9. Details of any protected archaeological/heritage site/defence establishment or any other important monument located in the area, if any
 (i). Whether any protected archaeological/heritage site/defence establishment or any other important monument is located in the area : No
10. Comment as to the reasonability of the extent of the forest land proposed for diversion
 (i). Whether the requirement of forest land as proposed by the user agency is unavoidable and bare minimum for the project : Yes
11. Details of violation(s), if any ,committed
 (i). Whether any work in violation of the Act or guidelines issued under the Act has been carried out : No
12. Whether work in violation is still in progres(Yes/No) : NIL
13. Details of compensatory afforestation scheme
Patch wise details for Degraded Area (To be earmarked by DFO)
(i). Total Financial Outlay for C.A(lacs): 12.02
Patch Wise Details
S.no Patch No.Area(ha.)Name of PF/RFRangeCompartment NoUploaded KML file of patch
1110BagraKathua Range26/K    View file
(ii). Copy of CA scheme details: (iii). Scanned copy of the Geo-referenced map of the forest land proposed for C.A. prepared by using DGPS or Total Station: (iv). Copy of Survey of India Toposheet indicating boundary of forest land proposed for C.A.:
 (V). Copy of NOC from Competent Authority :

Additional information Details
S. No. DocumentsRemarks
1 Letter to DC for FRA Certificate.
2 Enumeration List with Abstract.
3 Abstract of Cost of CA, NPV and Tree Extraction.
4 Covering Letter of Wildlife Warden Kathua.
5 Layout Plan Map.
6 NPV of forest Area.
7 Checklist of User Agency.
8 Undertaking NPV.
9 Specific recommendation of Wildlife Warden Kathua.
10 No Violation Certificate.
11 No Muck dumping Certificate.
12 Copy of CA Approval.
13 Undertaking CA.
14 Undertaking Additional NPV.
15 Site Inspection report.
16 Extraction cost of Trees.
17 Checklist DFO.
18 Minimum use of Forest Land.
19 Area Calculation Sheet
20 Certificate of UA regarding Const. of existing road prior to 1980.
21 Site Plan of existing Road formation

14. District Profile
S.no District NameGeographical area of the district (in ha.)Forest area of the district (in ha.)Total forest area diverted since 1980 (in ha.)No. of Approved CasesForest Land including penal C.A. (in ha.)Progress of compensatory afforestation as on(date)A) Forest land (in ha.)B) Non-forest land (in ha.)
1Kathua26510026472375.3829375.3801/07/2021362.1413.24
15. Site inspection report of the DFO/CCF/Nodal Officer highlighting important facts pertaining to the forest land
Division NameCircleSite inspected ByWhether site inspectedNo. of times site visited Site inspection reportDate of visit
Kathua WildlifeEast Circle JammuDFOYesOne26/06/2021
(Specific recommendation of the DFO/CCF/Nodal Officer with(Part II,III & Part IV))
16. Specific recommendation of the DFO/CCF/Nodal Officer for acceptance or otherwise of the proposal with reason
DivisionCircleRecommendation ByRecommendationReasonLetter Whether CF agreed
Kathua WildlifeEast Circle JammuDFO RecommendedSince, the existing link road Single Lane is only connecting link of 4 tehsils of Kathua with district HQ and NH 44. The Improvement/Widening of Lakhanpur Thein Road shall give better connectivity to 4 Tehsils namely Billawar, Mahanpur, Basohli and Bani of Kathua District on completion. No significant negative impact of the current proposal on Thein Wildlife Conservation Reserve is likely to occur in terms of section 29 of the Wildlife Protection Act. 1972, thus there is no significant impact on the corridor of the Wildlife.
East Circle JammuCF RecommendedThe case is recommendedYes
Nodal Officer RecommendedTo provide road connectivity.
Specific recommendation of the State Government(Part V)
17. Specific recommendation of the State Government for acceptance or otherwise of the proposal with reason ( Part V)
StateRecommendation ByRecommendationRecommendation DateRemarksSigning AuthorityNotificationRecommendation Letter
Jammu and KashmirState SecretaryRecommended10/11/2021the case is recommended.State Govt. OfficerNo Data
17. Stage-I Clearance Report
Regional OfficeRecommendation ByMoEF File No.Date of Stage-I ClearanceClearance Letter
JammuRegional Office9-JKB-086/2021-Jammu 22/11/2021
18. Payment made by User Agency
Proposal No.Application No.Total Amount (Rs.)Recieved Amount (Rs.)Transaction DateTransaction IDBank NameMode of PaymentUploaded Demand Letter
FP/JK/ROAD/143592/2021ROAD14359220219063426602342660210 Mar 2022RBI0702256384163Union Bank Of IndiaNEFT/RTGS (Challan)
23. Stage-II Clearance Details
Proposal No.Date of Stage-II ClearanceProposal StatusClearance Letter
FP/JK/ROAD/143592/2021Approved In-PrincipleNo Data