PART-II
(To be filled by the concerned Deputy Conservator of Forest)
State Serial No. of proposal : OR-029/2019
1. Location of the project/Scheme : Orissa
 (i) State / Union Territory : Orissa  (ii) District : Sundargarh  (iii) Forest Division : Sundargarh  (iv) Area of forest land proposed for diversion (in ha.) : 15.701  (v)

Category of the Proposal: Mining
2. Legal status of forest land proposed for diversion
S. No. DivisionForest Land(ha.)Legal Status
1Sundargarh15.701Revenue Forest
Total 15.701
Division 1. : Sundargarh
3. District wise area to be diverted in the division
S. No. DistrictArea(ha.)
1Sundargarh15.701
Total15.701
4. Details of Vegetation available in the forest land proposed for diversion
 (i) Density of vegetation
S. No. Area(in ha.)Density Eco-Class
115.7010.4Eco 3
Total. 15.701


(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.
NIL
5. Working plan prescription for the forest land proposed for diversion : NIL
6. Brief note on vulnerability of the forest area to erosion : Proposed forest land is not vulnerable to erosion. It is almost flat land
7. Approximate distance of the proposed site for diversion from boundary of forest(in km.) : 1
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 : Wild boar (Sus scrofa cristatus), Barking deer (Muntiacusm untjack), Black Bear (Melursus ursinus), Jackal (Canisu reus), Fox (Vulpes bengalensis), Hare (Lepus nigricollis), and Mongoose (Herpestes edwardi) are seen in the forest land proposed for diversion but their population is very thin. Birds like common doves (Streptopellchin onesies), mynas (Acridotheres tristis), Jungle crow (Corvusm acrohyreos), Indian cuckoo (Eudynamiss colopaclus), Parakeets (Psittacula eupilia), etc are seen. Common reptiles and lizards like Indian cobra (Najanaja, Common krait (Bungarus cacruleus), rat snakes (Ptyas mucosus), common garden lizards (Calotesver sicolor)
 (ii). Whether forms part of national park, wildlife sanctuary, biosphere reserve,tiger reserve, elephant corridor, wildlife migration corridor etc. : No
 (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 : No
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
(i). Patch wise details of non-forest or Revenue forest land to be provided by User Agency for CA
Patch Wise Details
S.no District Name VillageArea(in ha.)khasraKML filePresent Owner file
1SundargarhAnkelbira15.702Plot No 349,291 Khata no 51,49 kissam Ptra jungal, Bada jangal
(ii). Upload a scanned copy of the Geo-referenced map of the forest land proposed for C.A. prepared by using DGPS or Total Station: (iii). Upload a copy of Survey of India Toposheet indicating boundary of forest land proposed for C.A: (iv). Copy of CA scheme details:
Additional information Details
S. No. DocumentsRemarks
1 Basic information report enclosed in pdf file.
2 recommendation letter
3 Part-II
4 site inspection report

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.)
1Sundargarh357639171225.592932.086402419.7806/07/20191528.620252.358
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
SundargarhRourkelaDFOYesOne17/07/2019
(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
SundargarhRourkelaDFO RecommendedAfter a thorough technical scrutiny of the already approved Mine Plan obtained from OPGC, it is found that the land area acquired for outside waste dump are insufficient to accommodate the overburden produced from mine. The mine plan is thus revised and approved by Ministry of Coal, Govt. of India vide their letter F. No. 34011 4 2017 CPAM, dated 17 04 2018 in which the total land requirement was changed Relevant extract of Mine plan is attached .Further, the forest patches over 15.701ha falling within proposed out pit waste dump area can t be kept aside rather need to be included in the overburden dump area. This necessitates the diversion of 15.701Ha over & above the 333.733Ha [276.655Ha including 76.19Ha treated forest + 57.078Ha] forestland already diverted & transferred in favour of OCPL so as to ensure a compact outside overburden dump. Therefore, this fresh proposal is prepared covering the additional forestland of 15.701Ha and applied under the provisions of Sec 2 of the Forest Conservation Act, 1980.
RourkelaCF RecommendedAs per diversion proposal, the cost benefit ratio is 1 is to 15Yes
Nodal Officer RecommendedRecommended for diversion of 15.701 ha of revenue forest land in villages of Dulinga, Ghumusadan and Manoharpur in Hemgiri Tahasil for Coal Mining in Manoharpur Coal Mine Project under Sundargarh Forest Division of Sundargarh District, Odisha by M/s Odisha Coal and Power Ltd OCPL for approval under Section 2 ii of Forest Conservation Act, 1980.
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
OrissaState SecretaryRecommended24/12/2019 Recommended vide latter dated 21.12.2019. State Govt. OfficerNo Data
17. Stage-I Clearance Report
Regional OfficeRecommendation ByMoEF File No.Date of Stage-I ClearanceClearance Letter
BhubaneswarHead Office8-63/2011-FC Vol.20/10/2021
23. Stage-II Clearance Details
Proposal No.Date of Stage-II ClearanceProposal StatusClearance Letter
FP/OR/MIN/40025/2019Approved In-PrincipleNo Data