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/OR/MIN/18611/2016   (ii). Name of Project for which Forest Land is required : Ghoraburhani Sagasahi Iron Ore Block of Essar Steel India Limited   (iii). Short narrative of the proposal and Project/scheme for which the forest land is required : Forest Diversion Proposal over 126.401 ha of forest land under Section 2(iii) of FC Act, 1980. Out of the above area 120.838 ha under Sec 2(ii) (excluding Safety zone) of FC Act, 1980 within the allotted Mining Lease over 139.165 ha in village Ghoraburhani, Kalmang and Sagasahi under Koira Tahasil o   (iv). State : Orissa   (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) : 99800   (viii). Area of forest land proposed for diversion(in ha.): 126.401   (ix). Non-forest land required for this project(in ha.): 12.764   (x). Total period for which the forest land is proposed to be diverted(in years): 50
A-2. Details of User Agency
  (i). Name : ESSAR STEEL INDIA LIMITED   (ii). Address1 : Udaya Bata, Paradeep-754142, Dist- Jagatsinghpur   (iii). Address2 : NIL   (iv). State : Orissa   (v). District : Jagatsinghapur   (vi). Pin : 754142   (vii). Landmark : NIL   (viii). Email address : pramod.gupta@essar.com   (ix). Landline Telephone No. : 9722-227001   (x). Fax No. : 9722-   (xi). Mobile No. : 9777456100   (xii). Website (if any) : www.essar.com   (xiii). Legal status of User Agency : Private
A-3. Details of Person Making Application
  (i). First Name: Pramod   (ii). Middle Name: NIL   (iii). Last Name: Gupta   (iv). Gender: Male   (v). Designation: Chief-Projects & Coporate Serv   (vi). Address 1: Udata Bata, Paradeep-754142, Dist- Jagatsinghpur   (vii). Address 2: NIL   (viii). State: Orissa   (ix). District: Jagatsinghapur   (x). Tehsil: Kujang   (xi). Pin: 754142   (xii). Landmark: NIL   (xiii). Email Address: pramod.gupta@essar.com   (xiv). Landline Telephone No.: 6722-227001   (xv). Fax No.: NIL   (xvi). Mobile No.: 9777456100   (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.Bonai126.40112.764
Total126.40112.764
B-2.2 Details of Districts involved
District wise breakup
S.no District Name Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1.Sundargarh126.40112.764
Total126.40112.764
B-2.3 Village wise breakup
Villages wise breakup
S.no Village Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1SAGASAHI0.1180
2GHORABURHANI98.7286.811
3KALAMANGA27.5545.953
Total 126.4 12.764
B-2.4 Component wise breakup
Component wise breakup
S.no Component Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1Mining with Mine Road and Conveyor Line with Steel88.7582.132
2Fixed Screening & Crushing Plant with Premises0.261.729
3Benificition Plant with Premises7.0422.072
4Benificiation Plant Reject11.260.275
5Area for Wter Reservoir, Pump house & water recycl2.5710
6Tailing Pond Discharge with Embankment Structure a1.8882.95
7Office, Site office & Admin Building01.606
8Internal Road from Quarry to Dump yard, Tailing Po0.3520
9Village Road00.598
10Magazine0.0380
11Parking Area00.077
12Road for in & out in SZ area00.04
13Waste dump with environmental safegaurd like retai8.4990
14Water Sump0.170.093
15Safety Zone along the Lease Boundary and village r5.5631.192
Total 126.401 12.764
C. Maps of forest land proposed to be diverted
Division 1. : Bonai
  (i). Area of forest land proposed to be diverted(in ha.) : 126.401   (ii). Nature of the Project: Non Linear   (a). No. of patches : NIL
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.
  (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): 60   (iii). Temporary Employment(Number of person-days): 200
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 ? : Yes   (a). Status of the Environmental Clearance to the Project: EC under process   (ii). Environmental Clearance File No.: NIL
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?: Yes   (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 ?: No   (iii). No. of districts involved for raising Compensatory Afforestation: 1   (iv). No. of patches: Two
District 1. : Keonjhar
  (a). Village: Podadihi   (b). Area(in ha.): 74   (c). Copy of KML file of the patch:     View File   (d). Khasra details: Khata No 67, PLOT NO 329p, 537p, 538, 539, 561p, 565p   (e). Present owner: Others   (f). Copy of ownership proof:   (g). Copy of Mou/agreement executed between the Present owner and the User Agency:   (h). Copy of non encumberence certificate for the forest land:
District 2. : Keonjhar
  (a). Village: Podadihi   (b). Area(in ha.): 46.848   (c). Copy of KML file of the patch:     View File   (d). Khasra details: Khata No 67, PLOT NO 499p,500p, 501   (e). Present owner: Others   (f). Copy of ownership proof:   (g). Copy of Mou/agreement executed between the Present owner and the User Agency:   (h). Copy of non encumberence certificate for the forest land:
  (v). Scanned copy of the map of the land identified for creation of Compensatory Afforestation prepared by using GPS ot Total Station:   (vi). Copy of Survey of India Toposheet in 1:50,000 scale indicating location of the land identified for creation of Compensatory Afforestation:
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): Director of Mines, Govt. of Odisha   (b). Date of issue of the Letter of Intent(LOI) for grant of mining lease: 28 Mar 2016   (c). Copy the Letter of Intent(LOI):   (d). Total area of the mining lease(in ha.): 139.165   (e). Area of forest land located in the mining lease(in ha.): 126.401
M-2. Details of Mining Plan
  (i). Date of approval of mining plan: 11 Jul 2016   (ii). Approval authority: Indian Bureau of Mines   (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: No
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: After execution prospecting work will be carried out as per mining plan.
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
127414
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 Ore95.1095953.519595
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 Ore3.5195.161798.610
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: Captive   (a).Copy note containing details of the linked end-use Project:   (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
1EC Application
2Tree Enumeration Abstract
3Authenticated Land Schedule
4Authenticated Land Schedule for Forest Land
5Authenticated Category wise forest land
6Authenticated Lease Map Super impose with village map
7Authenticated Existing Land Use
8Authenticated Phase Reclamation Plan
9Authenticated Topomap showing adjoining Leases
10Letter Reg Gramshabha
11Authenticated Safety Zone Map
12Beatification Flow sheet approval by IMMT
13Please find herewith the EDS reply.
14EDS Compliance
15Granted ToR
16CA Scheme over 120.838 ha in village Podadihi