FORM - A
Form for seeking prior approval of Central Government under section 2 of the Forest(Conservation) Act,1980 for Diversion of fresh forest area
PART - I
(To be filled up by User Agency)
A. General Details
A-1. Project Details
  (i). Proposal No. : FP/AS/RAIL/7657/2014   (ii). Name of Project for which Forest Land is required : New BG Railway line from New Maynaguri to Jogighopa   (iii). Short narrative of the proposal and Project/scheme for which the forest land is required : To provide an alternate route to Guwahati via Naranarayan setu across river Brahmaputra and to connect the important cities like Tufanganj, Boxirhat, Bilasipara and Chapar of West Bengal and Assam with Railway line.   (iv). State : Assam   (v). Category of the Proposal : Railway   (vi). Shape of forest land proposed to be diverted : Linear   (vii). Estimated cost of the Project(Rupees in lacs) : 88300   (viii). Area of forest land proposed for diversion(in ha.): 29.855   (ix). Non-forest land required for this project(in ha.): 0   (x). Total period for which the forest land is proposed to be diverted(in years): NIL
A-2. Details of User Agency
  (i). Name : NORTH EAST FRONTIER RAILWAY   (ii). Address1 : Deputy Chief Engineer (Con),N.F Railway, Jogighopa , At- Kabaitary, PO- Ashok Paper Mill,Dist.- Bongaigaon ( Assam)   (iii). Address2 : NIL   (iv). State : Assam   (v). District : Bongaigaon   (vi). Pin : 783388   (vii). Landmark : Ashok Paper Mill, Jogighopa   (viii). Email address : dyce.c.jpz@gmail.com   (ix). Landline Telephone No. : 3664-272826   (x). Fax No. : 3664-3664   (xi). Mobile No. : 9957556237   (xii). Website (if any) : NIL   (xiii). Legal status of User Agency : Central Government
A-3. Details of Person Making Application
  (i). First Name: Pramod   (ii). Middle Name: NIL   (iii). Last Name: Kumar   (iv). Gender: Male   (v). Designation: Deputy Chief Engineer (Con)/Jo   (vi). Address 1: Office of the Deputy Chief Engineer (Con),N.F Railway, Jogighopa , At- Kabaitary, PO- Ashok Paper Mill,Dist.- Bongaigaon ( Assam)   (vii). Address 2: NIL   (viii). State: Assam   (ix). District: Bongaigaon   (x). Tehsil: Bongaigaon   (xi). Pin: 783388   (xii). Landmark: Ashok Paper Mill, Jogighopa, Bongaigaon   (xiii). Email Address: dyce.c.jpz@gmail.com   (xiv). Landline Telephone No.: 366-4272826   (xv). Fax No.: 03664272826   (xvi). Mobile No.: 9957556237   (xvii). Copy of documents in support of the competence/authority of the person making this application to make application on behalf of the User Agency:
B. Details of land required for the Project
B-1. Details of proposal seeking prior approval of Central Government under the Act for diversion of forest land for the Project already submitted in the past
List of proposal submitted in Past
S.no Proposal Status. Proposal No. Moef File No. Area Proposed for Diversion(Ha.) Area Diverted(Ha.) Date of In-Principle Approval Date of Final Approval
NIL
B-2. Details of forest land proposed to be diverted
B-2.1 Details of Divisions involved
Details of Divisions involved
S.no Division Name Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1.Parbatjhora0.710
2.Dhubri15.5810
3.Aie Valley13.5640
Total29.8550
B-2.2 Details of Districts involved
District wise breakup
S.no District Name Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1.Kokrajhar0.710
1.Dhubri17.5450
3.Bongaigaon11.60
Total29.8550
B-2.3 Village wise breakup
Villages wise breakup
S.no Village Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1Rajapara,Khoraghat,Chirakuta,Tokrabandha,Santoshpu29.8550
Total 29.855 0
B-2.4 Component wise breakup
Component wise breakup
S.no Component Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1RAJAPARA PRF0.710
2TOKRABANDHA USF2.8760
3SONTOSHPUR USF1.740
4SHRIGRAM RF10.9650
5AREARJHAR RF1.5750
6BAHALPUR RF0.3890
7RAKHAL THAKUR RF6.250
8NAKATI RF5.350
Total 29.855 0
C. Maps of forest land proposed to be diverted
Division 1. : Parbatjhora
  (i). Area of forest land proposed to be diverted(in ha.) : 0.71   (ii). Nature of the Project: Linear   (b). No. of Segments : One
Segment wise details
Segments Segment Area(in ha.) Kml File of Segments
(To view KML file on google the same may be downloaded and then open if in google earth install in your computer).
1.0.71    View File
  (iii). Copy of Survey of India Toposheet indicating boundary of forest land proposed to be diverted:   (iv). Scanned copy of the Geo-referenced map of the forest land proposed to be diverted prepared by using GPS or Total Station:
Division 2. : Dhubri
  (i). Area of forest land proposed to be diverted(in ha.) : 15.581   (ii). Nature of the Project: Linear   (b). No. of Segments : Four
Segment wise details
Segments Segment Area(in ha.) Kml File of Segments
(To view KML file on google the same may be downloaded and then open if in google earth install in your computer).
1.1.74    View File
2.2.876    View File
3.2.955    View File
4.8.01    View File
  (iii). Copy of Survey of India Toposheet indicating boundary of forest land proposed to be diverted:   (iv). Scanned copy of the Geo-referenced map of the forest land proposed to be diverted prepared by using GPS or Total Station:
Division 3. : Aie Valley
  (i). Area of forest land proposed to be diverted(in ha.) : 13.564   (ii). Nature of the Project: Linear   (b). No. of Segments : Four
Segment wise details
Segments Segment Area(in ha.) Kml File of Segments
(To view KML file on google the same may be downloaded and then open if in google earth install in your computer).
1.1.575    View File
2.0.389    View File
3.5.35    View File
4.6.25    View File
  (iii). Copy of Survey of India Toposheet indicating boundary of forest land proposed to be diverted:   (iv). Scanned copy of the Geo-referenced map of the forest land proposed to be diverted prepared by using GPS or Total Station:
D. Justification for locating the Project in forest land and details of alternatives examined:
  (i). Copy of note containing justification for locating the Project in forest land:   (ii). Whether a copy of map indicating location of alternative examine is required to be provided: Yes   (a). Copy of map indicating location of alternative examined:
E. Employment likely to be generated
  (i). Whether the Project is likely to generate employment ?: Yes   (ii). Permanent/Regular Employment(Number of persons): 1900   (iii). Temporary Employment(Number of person-days): 1065
F. Displacement of People due to the Project, if any
  (i). Whether Project involves displacement?: No
G. Details of Cost-Benefit analysis for the Project
  (i). Whether the Project requires Cost-Benefit analysis?: Yes   (a). Copy of Cost-Benefit analysis:
H. Status of Environmental Clearance
  (i). Whether the Project requires Clearance under the Environment (Protection) Act 1986 ? : No
I. Status of Wildelife Clearance
  (i). Whether the Project or a part thereof is located in any Protected Area or their Eco sensitive zone? : No
J. Applicability of special provisions governing Scheduled Areas
  (i).Whether the Project or a part thereof is located in a Scheduled Area? : No
K. Status of settlement of rights under the Forest Rights Act,2006 on the forest land proposed to be diverted
  (i). Whether the process for settlement of Rights under the Forest Rights Acts 2006 on the forest land proposed to be diverted has been completed? : Yes   (a). Copy of documentry evidence in support of settlement of rights under the Forest Rights Act,2006 on the forest land proposed to be diverted:
L. Details of land identified for Compensatory Afforestation
  (i). Whether non-forest or Revenue forest land is required to be provided by User Agency?: Not Applicable   (ii). Whether the area of non-forest land or Revenue forest land required to be provided by User Agency for raising Compensatory Afforestation is less than area of forest land proposed to be diverted ?: Not Applicable   (iii) . Reason for not providing Non-Forest Land: Not Applicable
Additional information Details
Documents
S.No Documents
Remarks
1Two numbers of Undertaking attached
2DGPS Survey Co-ordinate list
3Areyajhar RF Map
4Bahalpur RF Map
5Rakhal Thakur RF Map
6Undertaking regarding Barest Minimum forest land area
7Diversion segment of Areyajhar showing in Topo sheet map of Survey of India
8Areyajhar RF Map ( Enlarge Topo sheet map)
9Final Proposal with Signed