PART-II
(To be filled by the concerned Deputy Conservator of Forest)
State Serial No. of proposal : WB-015/2021
1. Location of the project/Scheme : West Bengal
 (i) State / Union Territory : West Bengal  (ii) District : Jalpaiguri  (iii) Forest Division : Jalpaiguri  (iv) Area of forest land proposed for diversion (in ha.) : 0.0348  (v)

Category of the Proposal: Optical Fibre Cable
2. Legal status of forest land proposed for diversion
S. No. DivisionForest Land(ha.)Legal Status
1Jalpaiguri0.0348Reserved Forest
Total 0.0348
Division 1. : Jalpaiguri
3. District wise area to be diverted in the division
S. No. DistrictArea(ha.)
1Jalpaiguri0.0348
Total0.0348
4. Details of Vegetation available in the forest land proposed for diversion
 (i) Density of vegetation
S. No. Area(in ha.)Density Eco-Class
10.03480.6Eco 1
Total. 0.0348


(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.
1OthersNil000000
Total 0 00 00 0
Sub Total (No of Trees.) 0


5. Working plan prescription for the forest land proposed for diversion : Sal & Misc. Working Circle.
6. Brief note on vulnerability of the forest area to erosion : not vulnerable
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 phenomenal presence of wild animals found except scattered movement of few elephant occurs occasionally.
 (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): Yes
  Details of Protected Area and comments on the impact of Project on the ESZ : Gorumara National Park. The project will not have any significant impact as it is underground optical fibre cable.
 (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 : Indian Gour, Wild Elephants, Leopard etc. ,the project will not have any significant impact as it is underground optical fibre cable.
 (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): 5.06
Patch Wise Details
S.no Patch No.Area(ha.)Name of PF/RFRangeCompartment NoUploaded KML file of patch
10.0696DianaDianaSouth Diana Block    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 Query Reply against Point no:2 (New CA land Identified)
2 Query Reply against Point no:1
3 Query Reply against Point no:3
4 Query Reply against Point no:4

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.)
1Jalpaiguri3386186439318.962210.06215/12/202110.0620
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
JalpaiguriNorthernDFOYesOne15/12/2021
 NorthernCFYesOne12/01/2022
(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
JalpaiguriNorthernDFO RecommendedThe project involving diversion of 0.0348 hectare of forest land under Chalsa Range of Jalpaiguri Forest Division for executing underground optical fiber cable of Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. is recommended for approval.
NorthernCF RecommendedThe Proposal No FP/WB/OFC/146241/2021 of Project Proposal of Diversion of 0.0348 Ha of forest Iand in favour of Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd THROUGH KHARIARBANDAR FORESTCOMPARTMENT ALONG NH. 31 R o W AND VILLAGE ROAD UNDER JALPAIGURI FOREST DlVlSION for diversion of forest land under FCA 1980 to the tune of 0.0348 Ha. under Chalsa Range of Jalpaiguri Forest Division for executing underground Optical Fibre, being bare minimum, is hereby recommended.Yes
Nodal Officer RecommendedThere is no tree felling involved, OFC laying is along RoW of NH31 and existing village cart road. Project recommended by DFO and CCF.
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
West BengalState SecretaryRecommended23/03/2022RecommendedState Govt. OfficerNo Data
17. Stage-I Clearance Report
Regional OfficeRecommendation ByMoEF File No.Date of Stage-I ClearanceClearance Letter
KolkataRegional OfficeIRO/KOL/WB/OFC/146241/202122/08/2022
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/WB/OFC/146241/2021OFC146241202142350650650650609 Nov 2022769498Union Bank Of IndiaNEFT/RTGS (Challan)
23. Stage-II Clearance Details
Proposal No.Date of Stage-II ClearanceProposal StatusClearance Letter
FP/WB/OFC/146241/2021Approved In-PrincipleNo Data