PART-II
(To be filled by the concerned Deputy Conservator of Forest)
State Serial No. of proposal : ML-05/2020
1. Location of the project/Scheme : Meghalaya
 (i) State / Union Territory : Meghalaya  (ii) District : South Garo Hills  (iii) Forest Division : Garo Hills  (iv) Area of forest land proposed for diversion (in ha.) : 27.606  (v)

Category of the Proposal: Road
2. Legal status of forest land proposed for diversion
S. No. DivisionForest Land(ha.)Legal Status
1Garo Hills27.606Reserved Forest
Total 27.606
Division 1. : Garo Hills
3. District wise area to be diverted in the division
S. No. DistrictArea(ha.)
1South Garo Hills27.606
Total27.606
4. Details of Vegetation available in the forest land proposed for diversion
 (i) Density of vegetation
S. No. Area(in ha.)Density Eco-Class
127.60670Eco 1
Total. 27.606


(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.
1Albizzia procerakilwe000100
2Albzzia Spp.Bolpu000100
3Alstonia ScholarisSokchon001304
4OthersChram00615615
5Artocarpus HeterophyllusTebrong000125
6OthersArumu000110
7OthersDongram008314
8OthersGimbil002030
9OthersMay pul001310
10OthersChako003554
11Dalburgia SisooSisso001131
12OthersAgatchi001114
13OthersBolgisim002110
14Duabanga GrandifloraBolchim000001
15Syzigium SpsChambu0291035
16OthersTekra000300
17OthersJiga037852
18Gmelina ArboreaGambari0112652
19OthersBoltajong002200
20OthersBolong006321
21OthersSidai000100
22OthersJalai000010
23OthersBolbit001230
24Mangifera IndicaTegatchu000210
25OthersJoypol000220
26OthersGangma009676
27Melia AzadirachtaNim003400
28Mesua fereaKimde001000
29Misc. SpeciesMatchu bol000008
30OthersChangsim bol000224
31Schima Wallichii ChoisBoldak0740391833
32Semecarpus AnacardiumBabari000100
33Shorea RobustaBolsal011848446911872
34OthersOlmak000100
35OthersBolsil002436
36Tectona GrandisSegun01413537
37Terminalia bellericaSurori003648
38Terminalia ChebulaAritak000200
39OthersAwek000014
40OthersBolbret018456
41OthersRangri0191010
42Misc. SpeciesJigre00138105
43Misc. SpeciesTewan000001
44OthersTejpat 000200
Total 0 147647 638218 208
Sub Total (No of Trees.) 1858


5. Working plan prescription for the forest land proposed for diversion : CA land has been identified under Saipung Range. There are two patches which shall be taken up for CA as per the existing working plan prescription.
6. Brief note on vulnerability of the forest area to erosion : Erosion is likely to occur once the road project started.
7. Approximate distance of the proposed site for diversion from boundary of forest(in km.) : 1.6
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 : Elephant, clouded leopard, common leopard, bear, Hoolock gibbon, Sambar, Barking deer, some bird species etc. are available in this area.
 (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 : It will definitely impact on the wildlife of this area. This need to be monitored constantly and some mitigation measures need to be taken up with the help of wildlife expert so as to minimize the impact and disturbance to wild animals.
 (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): Yes
  Details of Protected Area and comments on the impact of Project on the ESZ : The ESZ include all the proposed diversion of this project area right from Baghmara to Panda. Some mitigation measures need to taken to minize its impact on the environment since it is a Reserved Forest with considerable population of Wild Elephants. This is infact the most important Elephant Corridor of this region.
 (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 : Yes
  Details and comments on the impact of Project on such areas : This is the main elephant corridor and this project will definitely impact on the wild animals especially the elephant.
 (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): 1516
Patch Wise Details
S.no Patch No.Area(ha.)Name of PF/RFRangeCompartment NoUploaded KML file of patch
1120.212Saipung RFSaipung 7B    View file
2235Saipung RFSaipung 8    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
NIL

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.)
1South Garo Hills185000010010008.2524411.252415/04/202127.60621.338
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
Garo HillsGaro HillsDFOYesOne18/02/2021
 Garo HillsCFYesOne18/04/2021
(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
Garo HillsGaro HillsDFO RecommendedSince this is the main lifeline road of these areas, people will be benefitted. Moreover travelling to capital city Shillong will be shorter and will save time and money for the people of these areas. Besides, BSF personnel who is guarding the international border also uses this road regularly and it will be helpful for them in the interest of the nation. Since there is no alternative road and land available, this road which pass through our RF may be considered for betterment of these Region in the larger interest of the local people.
Garo HillsCF RecommendedSince this the main lifeline road for people of South Garo Hills, this diversion of forest land of 27.606 ha for upgradation to 2 lane road from Panda to Baghmara which pass through Baghmara Reserve Forest may kindly be considered. Once this road project is completed many farm produced can be marketed for better prices. Besides people travelling from these area can be reached to Shillong within four to five hours journey. In addition the BSF personnel who is guarding the International Border can also be used these roads for defense purposes. Hence, this project proposal may kindly considered.Yes
Nodal Officer RecommendedThis project involves diversion of 27.606 Ha of Baghmara Reserve Forest Land for up gradation to 2 lane of State Highway SH 04 stretch from Panda to Baghmara from Existing km 119.800 to 139.00 under SARDP NE Phase “A” in the State of Meghalaya. The proposed project is important to the State as it improves the connectivity leading towards overall socio economic development in the state. In addition, this project is important in terms of national security as this road traverse the international border areas there by benefiting the armed forces who are guarding the border. However, the project involves diversion of forest land for non forestry purpose in the Eco Sensitive Zone of Balpakram National Park as per the reports of DFO in Form A Part II Point 8. In this regard, the proposal is recommended subject to fulfilment of mitigative measures like construction of over paths / elephant crossing points as directed by Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Wild Life in a separate letter to the User Agency.
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
MeghalayaState SecretaryRecommended08/06/2021The project is expected to improve the economic conditions of the local people as this stretch of road serves as main lifeline of people of south Garo Hills and connect to Khasi hills. Hence, recommended. State Govt. OfficerNo Data
17. Stage-I Clearance Report
Regional OfficeRecommendation ByMoEF File No.Date of Stage-I ClearanceClearance Letter
ShillongRegional Office3-MG C 026/2021-SHI03/09/2021
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/ML/ROAD/44918/2020ROAD449182020881960161299601612931 Jan 2022385001Union Bank Of IndiaUnion Bank Of India (Challan)
19. Uploaded Status of Land to be transferred to Forest Department under FCA (Mutation Details).
  (i). Whether CA Land is mandatorily required in this Proposal : Yes   (ii). Total Land identified for raising CA: 55.212   (iii). No. of Maintenance years: 10   (iv). Total No. of Patches/Parcel: 2
  No. of patches : 1
Patch wise details
Patch No. Shape of land identified for CA Area of Patch/Parcel(in ha.)
1Block(Polygon)20.212
  Status of CA Land so identified : Forest Area   Site Name : Saipung RF   Location Details : Saipung RF Jaintia Hills   Uploaded GPS File :   Uploaded Scanned copy of Map :
Status of CA Land so identified
Name of Forest. Legal Status of Forest Land
Saipung Reserve ForestRF
  No. of patches : 2
Patch wise details
Patch No. Shape of land identified for CA Area of Patch/Parcel(in ha.)
2Block(Polygon)35
  Status of CA Land so identified : Forest Area   Site Name : Saipung RF   Location Details : Saipung RF Jaintia Hills   Uploaded GPS File :   Uploaded Scanned copy of Map :
Status of CA Land so identified
Name of Forest. Legal Status of Forest Land
Saipung Reserve ForestRF
20. Mutation Details Verified By Nodal Officer
Proposal No.Verified DateMutation LetterRemarks
FP/ML/ROAD/44918/202002 Mar 2022No DataCA on degraded forest land, thus no Mutation required.
21. Compliance Details Submitted by User Agency
Proposal No.Compliance Details submitted on(Date)Uploaded Letter
FP/ML/ROAD/44918/202003 Mar 2022
23. Stage-II Clearance Details
Proposal No.Date of Stage-II ClearanceProposal StatusClearance Letter
FP/ML/ROAD/44918/2020Approved In-PrincipleNo Data