PART-II
(To be filled by the concerned Deputy Conservator of Forest)
State Serial No. of proposal : WB-013/2021
1. Location of the project/Scheme : West Bengal
 (i) State / Union Territory : West Bengal  (ii) District : Darjeeling  (iii) Forest Division : Kurseong  (iv) Area of forest land proposed for diversion (in ha.) : 0.8274  (v)

Category of the Proposal: Optical Fibre Cable
2. Legal status of forest land proposed for diversion
S. No. DivisionForest Land(ha.)Legal Status
1Kurseong0.8274Reserved Forest
Total 0.8274
Division 1. : Kurseong
3. District wise area to be diverted in the division
S. No. DistrictArea(ha.)
1Darjeeling0.8274
Total0.8274
4. Details of Vegetation available in the forest land proposed for diversion
 (i) Density of vegetation
S. No. Area(in ha.)Density Eco-Class
10.827450Eco 2
Total. 0.8274


(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 : The 7th Working Plan is under process as the 6th Working Plan has expired.
6. Brief note on vulnerability of the forest area to erosion : The location is free from any threat of landslide or erosion.
7. Approximate distance of the proposed site for diversion from boundary of forest(in km.) : 0.2
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 : Common Leopard, Barking Deer, Wild Board etc.
 (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
Patch wise details for Degraded Area (To be earmarked by DFO)
(i). Total Financial Outlay for C.A(lacs): 11.22679
Patch Wise Details
S.no Patch No.Area(ha.)Name of PF/RFRangeCompartment NoUploaded KML file of patch
110.8274MahaldiramBagora4    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

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.)
1Darjeeling3149007500015008100003/11/2021120400194500
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
KurseongHill CircleDFOYesOne03/11/2021
 Hill CircleCFYesOne03/11/2021
(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
KurseongHill CircleDFO RecommendedThe proposal is hereby recommended and may be accepted in the interest of National Security for strategic reasons such as communication. There will be no tree felling involve during pole installation and other allied works.
Hill CircleCF RecommendedThe proposal needs only 0.8274 ha forest land which is bare minimum. The proposal is in the interest of National Security and for strategic reason such as communication. No tree felling is involved in the linear project as above. It is , therefore , strongly recommended for acceptance. Yes
Nodal Officer RecommendedThe proposal is recommended and may be accorded Stage I/ In principle approval in the interest of National Security. There is no tree felling involved
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 SecretaryRecommended09/11/2021approvedState Govt. OfficerNo Data
17. Stage-I Clearance Report
Regional OfficeRecommendation ByMoEF File No.Date of Stage-I ClearanceClearance Letter
KolkataRegional OfficeWB/KFD-39/2021/FC19/07/2021
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/WB/OFC/147031/2021OFC14703120217561899608189960824 Nov 2021N328211724413446Union Bank Of IndiaNEFT/RTGS (Challan)
23. Stage-II Clearance Details
Proposal No.Date of Stage-II ClearanceProposal StatusClearance Letter
FP/WB/OFC/147031/2021Approved In-PrincipleNo Data