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/KA/MIN/6858/2014   (ii). Name of Project for which Forest Land is required : Diversion of additional area over and extent of 159.01ha (Originally 167.63ha.)area of forest land for KUMARASWAMY IRON ORE MINE, in ML No.1111, NMDC LTD, DIST- BALLARI, KARNATAKA.   (iii). Short narrative of the proposal and Project/scheme for which the forest land is required : The Kumaraswamy Iron Ore Mine is situated in Bellary district of Karnataka State. This Mine has a valid Mining Lease Area of 647.5 Ha in the Kumaraswamy forest range of Bellary-Hospet Iron Ore belt. Out of this 155.17 Ha is revenue area and the balance area of 492.33 Ha is the forest area. As per Mo   (iv). State : Karnataka   (v). Category of the Proposal : Mining   (vi). Shape of forest land proposed to be diverted : Non Linear   (vii). Estimated cost of the Project(Rupees in lacs) : 89800   (viii). Area of forest land proposed for diversion(in ha.): 159.01   (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): 20
A-2. Details of User Agency
  (i). Name : NMDC LIMITED DONIMALAI   (ii). Address1 : Donimalai Township, Dist. Bellary Pin: 583 118 (Karnataka)   (iii). Address2 : Donimalai Township, Dist. Bellary Pin: 583 118 (Karnataka)   (iv). State : Karnataka   (v). District : Bellary   (vi). Pin : 583118   (vii). Landmark : Donimalai   (viii). Email address : skverma@nmdc.co.in   (ix). Landline Telephone No. : 8395-274624   (x). Fax No. : NIL   (xi). Mobile No. : 9449871000   (xii). Website (if any) : NIL   (xiii). Legal status of User Agency : Central PSU
A-3. Details of Person Making Application
  (i). First Name: Christopher   (ii). Middle Name: Elvius   (iii). Last Name: Kindo   (iv). Gender: Male   (v). Designation: Executive Director   (vi). Address 1: Donimalai Township, Dist. Bellary Pin: 583 118 (Karnataka)   (vii). Address 2: Donimalai Township, Dist. Bellary Pin: 583 118 (Karnataka)   (viii). State: Karnataka   (ix). District: Bellary   (x). Tehsil: Sandur   (xi). Pin: 583118   (xii). Landmark: Donimalai   (xiii). Email Address: envdiom@gmail.com   (xiv). Landline Telephone No.: 8395-274624   (xv). Fax No.: 08395274649   (xvi). Mobile No.: 9739268567   (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.Bellary159.010
Total159.010
B-2.2 Details of Districts involved
District wise breakup
S.no District Name Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1.Bellary159.010
Total159.010
B-2.3 Village wise breakup
Villages wise breakup
S.no Village Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1Deogiri159.010
Total 159.01 0
B-2.4 Component wise breakup
Component wise breakup
S.no Component Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1For Mining Pit Limits660
2For Hilltop Road and approach road from B-Block140
3Main Mine Road from C-Block to Crusher50
4Dynamic Stock Pile60
5Service Roads100
6Waste dumps, construction of Checkdams and Grarlan42.010
7Sub-grade stock piles160
Total 159.01 0
C. Maps of forest land proposed to be diverted
Division 1. : Bellary
  (i). Area of forest land proposed to be diverted(in ha.) : 159.01   (ii). Nature of the Project: Non Linear   (a). No. of patches : One
Patch wise details
Patch No. Area of Patch(in ha.) Kml File of PatchesTo view KML file on google the same may be downloaded and then open if in google earth install in your computer.
1.159.01    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:
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:
E. Employment likely to be generated
  (i). Whether the Project is likely to generate employment ?: Yes   (ii). Permanent/Regular Employment(Number of persons): 1000   (iii). Temporary Employment(Number of person-days): 1000
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
M. Mining Details
M-1. Details of Mineral Concessions
  (i). Whether the forest land is aquired under Coal Bearing Areas Act: No   (a). Reference number of Letter of Intent for grant of mining lease.(approval letter of the State Mines and Geology Department): Govt of Karnataka letter No. CI. 35: MMM . 2005, D   (b). Date of issue of the Letter of Intent(LOI) for grant of mining lease: 04 Apr 2005   (c). Copy the Letter of Intent(LOI):   (d). Total area of the mining lease(in ha.): 647.5   (e). Area of forest land located in the mining lease(in ha.): 492.33
M-2. Details of Mining Plan
  (i). Date of approval of mining plan: 23 Jun 2014   (ii). Approval authority: Indian Bureau of Mines(IBM)   (iii). Copy of approval of mining plan:   (iv). Copy of approved mining plan:   (v). Nature of mining (underground/opencast): Opencast   (vi). Copy of the detailed land use plan in 1:4,000 scale prepared by using GPS or Total Station :   (vii). Copy of map of the outer boundary of mining lease area:     View file
M-3. Details of prospecting undertaken to assess mineral reserves
  (i). Whether detailed prospecting to assess mineral reserve in the lease has been undertaken: Yes
prospecting undertaken to assess mineral reserves
S.no Designation of authority responsible
for grant of the original propecting license
Date of grant of prospecting licence Period of validity of extension prospecting licence From date Period of validity of extension prospecting licence To date Copy of prospecting licence
1Indian Bureau of Mines01 Jan 190001 Jan 190001 Jan 1900
M-4. Details of extension (if any) of original prospecting licence issued in the past
  (i). Whether detailed prospecting to assess mineral reserve in the lease has been undertaken: No
M-5. Brief details of prospecting activities undertaken in the mining lease :
  (i). Detail of prospecting activity under taken in the mining lease: The method of mining is opencast method which consists of drilling of blast holes, blasting, excavating the ore.
M-5.1 Details of bore holes drilled for prospecting :
Bore holes drilled for prospecting
S.no No. of Bore holes (in forest land) Diameters(in inch.) forest land No. of Bore holes (in non-forest land) Diameters(in inch.) non-forest land
10.00.00.00.0
M-5.2 Estimated Reserve along with accuracy and confidence level
Estimated Reserve along with accuracy and confidence level
Minerals Estimated Reserve
(million tones)
% accuracy (+ -) % confidence level Estimated Reserve
(million tones)
% accuracy (+ -) % confidence level
Iron Ore601095000
M-6. Details of approval under the Forest (Consevation) Act,1980 obtained for undertaking prospecting activities in the forest land located in the mining lease
  (i).Whether approval under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for undertaking prospecting activities in the forest land located in the mining lease have been obtained No
Details of approval under the Forest(Consevation) Act,1980
S.no MoEF File No Date of approval Area of forest land diverted(in ha.) From Date To Date
NIL
M-7. Mineral wise details
  (i). No. of minerals: One
Mineral wise details
Minerals Estimated reserve in
non forest land(million tons.)
Estimated reserve
in forest land(million tons.)
Estimated annual
extraction(million tons.)
Estimated life
of mine(Yrs.)
Total estimated extraction during
mining lease period(million tons.)
Estimated mineral reserve
at the end of mining lease(million tons.)
Iron Ore060320600
M-7.1 Proposed use of the minerals proposed to be raised from the mining lease
  (i). Proposed use of the minerals proposed to be raised from the mining lease: Non captive   (ii).Copy note containing details of the plan for the transportation of the minerals proposed to be raised from the mining lease:
Additional information Details
Documents
S.No Documents
Remarks
1Environmental Management Plan of KIOM (ML No.1111)
2Undertaking for payment of CA,Additional NPV, Bare Minimum Area and payment details of NPV.
3Clarification letter against RFO and DCF letter dt.13.07.2018
4NPV payment details for 159.01Ha area.
5Approval letter of latest SoM for 7.0MTPA with an area of 639.0Ha for KIOM.
6Reply against DCF letter dated 20.11.2017
7Clarification letter against DCF letter on 06.07.2016.
8Reply against DCF letter dated 06.03.2018
9Clarification letter against DCF letter on 01.04.2016.