PART-II
(To be filled by the concerned Deputy Conservator of Forest)
State Serial No. of proposal : TN-021/2020
1. Location of the project/Scheme : Tamil Nadu
 (i) State / Union Territory : Tamil Nadu  (ii) District : Viluppuram  (iii) Forest Division : Villupuram  (iv) Area of forest land proposed for diversion (in ha.) : 16  (v)

Category of the Proposal: Drinking Water
2. Legal status of forest land proposed for diversion
S. No. DivisionForest Land(ha.)Legal Status
1Villupuram16Section 4
Total 16
Division 1. : Villupuram
3. District wise area to be diverted in the division
S. No. DistrictArea(ha.)
1Viluppuram16
Total16
4. Details of Vegetation available in the forest land proposed for diversion
 (i) Density of vegetation
S. No. Area(in ha.)Density Eco-Class
1160.7Eco 5
Total. 16


(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.
1Borasis Flebiliferpalmyrah001667024100
2Ficus BengalensisAlan020000
3Azadirachta IndicaNeem11200000
4Casurina Equisitifoliacasuarina69551155700
Total 80 573321 709410 0
Sub Total (No of Trees.) 2093


5. Working plan prescription for the forest land proposed for diversion : The above area is part of following overlapping working circles as per Villupuram working plan for the period from 01/04/2010 to 31/03/2020: 1. Biodiversity conservation overlapping working circle. 2. Wildlife Management overlapping working circle. 3. Protection overlapping working circle. 4. Miscellaneous overlapping working circle. Activities related to the above working circles have been prescribed for the area.
6. Brief note on vulnerability of the forest area to erosion : The area proposed for diversion is adjining the sea. The area is plain and soil has high sand content. Hence there is possibility of erosion by sea.
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 : No major wildlife sighting has been there in the area.
 (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
1ViluppuramKarattai11.055Karattai SF.No 107/2,108,109/1,109/2,110/3,110/4,119,120/1,120/2,127,128/3,128/4,135/2,136/1,136/2
2ViluppuramKattalai7.09Kattalai SF.No 5/1,5/2,5/3,7/1
3ViluppuramKattalai14.325Kattalai SF.No.8/1,8/2,12,36/1,37/1
(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 The components of barbed wire fencing in the katallai village and Cattle proof trench in Karattai village are necessary to ensure survival of plantations as these area have very heavy grazing pressure.
2 Corrected height and girth details for 2093 trees to be felled.

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.)
1Viluppuram37255424115.275147.31318031/03/20200129.719
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
 VillupuramCFYesOne04/05/2020
VillupuramVillupuramDFOYesOne23/03/2020
(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
VillupuramVillupuramDFO RecommendedThe area proposed for diversion is along the sea coast. The area falls within Koonimedu forest block which has been notified under section 4 of Tamilnadu Forest Act 1882. Soil in the area has a very high sand content. The area is having standing casuarina and palmyrah trees. As per the proposal submitted by TWAD board, this area and the nearby areas have been studied by Tamilnadu Water Investment Company Ltd. As per their investigation, this particular area is fulfilling technical requirements like close proximity to sea shore, suitable depth of sea bed, optimum tide levels and related marine parameters. The same has been communicated by District Collector Villupuram also. They have also told that Villupuram district has major problems of water scarcity and the project is essential to keep up with the drinking water requirements of Villupuram district. Further no Protected Area is located in the vicinity of the project area and the proposed area also does not form part of any eco sensitive zone. Hence because of the essential requirements of drinking water for Villupuram district and technical suitability of the proposed location for setting up of a desalination plant, the project is recommended subject to the acceptance of Compensatory Afforestation Scheme.
VillupuramCF RecommendedThe area proposed for diversion is along the sea coast. The area falls within Koonimedu forest block which has been notified under section 4 of Tamilnadu Forest Act 1882. Soil in the area has a very high sand content. The area is having 2092 nos of planted trees mainly consisting of casuarina and palmyrah trees. As per the proposal submitted by TWAD board, this area and the nearby areas have been studied by Tamilnadu Water Investment Company Ltd. As per their investigation, this particular area is fulfilling technical requirements like close proximity to sea shore, suitable depth of sea bed, optimum tide levels and related marine parameters. The same has been communicated by District Collector Villupuram also. They have also told that Villupuram district has major problems of water scarcity and the project is essential to keep up with the drinking water requirements of Villupuram district. Further no Protected Area is located in the vicinity of the project area and the proposed area also does not form part of any eco sensitive zone. Hence because of the essential requirements of drinking water for Villupuram district and technical suitability of the proposed location for setting up of a desalination plant, the project is recommended. Yes
Nodal Officer RecommendedRecommended
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
Tamil NaduState SecretaryRecommended21/07/2020 Recommended for 30 years State Govt. OfficerNo Data
17. Stage-I Clearance Report
Regional OfficeRecommendation ByMoEF File No.Date of Stage-I ClearanceClearance Letter
ChennaiRegional Office4-TNC061/2020-CHN24/12/2020
23. Stage-II Clearance Details
Proposal No.Date of Stage-II ClearanceProposal StatusClearance Letter
FP/TN/WATER/42977/2019Approved In-PrincipleNo Data