FORM - C
(To be filled by the concerned Deputy Conservator of Forest)
PART - II
State Serial No. of proposal : OR-040/2015
1. Location of the project/Scheme : Orissa
 (i) Block Name : Roida-78 Managanese Mines  (ii) State / Union Territory : Orissa  (iii) District : Keonjhar  (iv) Category of the Proposal : Mining  (v) Forest Division : Keonjhar  (vi) Area of forest land proposed to be utilized for prospecting (in ha.) : 5.597
(vii). District wise area to be diverted in the division
S. No. DistrictArea(in ha.)
NIL


Division 1. : Keonjhar
2. Legal Status of forest land identified for prospecting
Division Name Forest Land(in ha.)Legal Status of Forest Land
Total 0


3. Details of Vegetation available in the forest land proposed for diversion
S. No.Forest typeAverage crown density Plan prescription
NIL


 (i) Species-wise local/scientific names and girth-wise enumeration of trees
S. No. Scientific Name Local Name (31-60)cm. (61-90)cm. (91-120)cm. (121-150)cm. (>150)cm.
NIL
Remarks : No Data
4. Other Details Part-II
 (i). Brief note on topography and vulnerability of the forest land proposed to be utilized for prospecting to erosion No
 (ii). Approximate distance of the forest land proposed to be utilized for prospecting from boundary of the forest land (in km.) 0
5. Significance of the forest land proposed to be utilized for prospecting from wildlife point of view
 (i). Details of wildlife present in and around the forest land proposed to be utilized for prospecting: Sambar, Spotted deer, Barking deer, Jackal, Hyena, Elephant, Sloth Bear, Leopard, Mongoose, Peacock, Cuckoo, Grey Jungle Fowl, Blue jay, Owl, Bluelegged bustard, Golden-backed Woodpecker, Python, Krai
 (ii). Whether forms part of national park, wildlife sanctuary, biosphere reserve,tiger reserve, elephant corridor, wildlife migration corridor etc. : No
 (iii). Whether any national park, wildlife sanctuary, biosphere reserve, tiger reserve, elephant corridor, wildlife migration corridor etc., is located within 10 Km. from boundary of the forest land proposed to be utilized for prospecting: 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 to be utilized for prospecting : No
 (v). Whether any rare/endangered/unique species of flora and fauna found in the area : No
6. 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
7. Comment as to the reasonability of the extent of the forest land proposed to be utilized for prospecting
 (i). Whether the requirement of forest land as proposed by the user agency is unavoidable and bare minimum for the project : Yes
8. 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
 (ii). Whether work in violation is still in progress(Yes/No) No
9. Details of compensatory afforestation scheme
10. 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
KeonjharRourkelaDFOYesOne 11/07/2016
RourkelaCFNoNo Data
Nodal OfficerNoNo Data
11. Specific recommendation of the DFO/CCF/Nodal Officer for acceptance or otherwise of the proposal with reason
DivisionCircleRecommendation ByRecommendationReasonLetterWhether CF agreed
KeonjharRourkelaDFO RecommendedThe proposed forest diversion proposal on prospecting operation will be exercised through drilling of boreholes within the granted mining lease with temporary change in land use. Therefore, the proposal on prospecting operation over 5.597 ha in forest land within the mining lease is recommended for acceptance.
RourkelaCF RecommendedAs per the proposal, diversion of 5.597 ha. of forest land is required for prospecting of minerals in ML of Roida 78 Mn. Mines under Keonjhar Forest Division in Keonjhar distt. of Odisha by M/s OMC Ltd. Yes
Nodal Officer RecommendedRecommended for according permission for exploratory drilling of 80 nos. of 4" dia boreholes (1.60 ha) and construction of approach road & use of existing road involving 3.997 ha totaling to 5.597 ha of forest land for prospecting of minerals in Roida-78 Mining Lease area over 78.711 ha forest land under Keonjhar Forest Division in favour of Odisha Mining Corporation Limited.
12. Specific recommendation of the State Government for acceptance or otherwise of the proposal with reason ( Part V)
StateRecommendation ByRecommendationRecommendation DateRemarksSigning AuthorityNotificationRecommendation Letter
OrissaState SecretaryRecommended09/03/2018recommended vide letter no 5479 dated 09.03.2018. State Govt. OfficerNo Data
Stage-I Clearance Report
Regional OfficeRecommendation ByMoEF File No.Date of Stage-I ClearanceClearance Letter
BhubaneswarHead Office8-42/2018-FC07/08/2018
Forward to DFO