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/20081/2016   (ii). Name of Project for which Forest Land is required : Katamati Iron Mine   (iii). Short narrative of the proposal and Project/scheme for which the forest land is required : As per MoEF&CC guideline F. No. 8-78/1996-FC (pt.), dated 10.03.2015 160.838 ha has been identified as forest kisam land as on 25.10.1980 as per Sabik record and diversion is sought for.   (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) : 4500   (viii). Area of forest land proposed for diversion(in ha.): 160.838   (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 : TATA STEEL LIMITED KHONDBOND IRON AND MN MINES   (ii). Address1 : Tata Steel Limited, Khondbond Iron & Mn. Mines, P.O./P.S.-Joda, Distt.-Keonjhar, Odisha.   (iii). Address2 : NIL   (iv). State : Orissa   (v). District : Keonjhar   (vi). Pin : 758034   (vii). Landmark : Bamebari Police Station   (viii). Email address : prakash.mohapatra@tatasteel.com   (ix). Landline Telephone No. : 9238-100626   (x). Fax No. : 9238-   (xi). Mobile No. : 9238306281   (xii). Website (if any) : NIL   (xiii). Legal status of User Agency : Private
A-3. Details of Person Making Application
  (i). First Name: Sanjit   (ii). Middle Name: Kumar   (iii). Last Name: Adhya   (iv). Gender: Male   (v). Designation: Head (Planning)   (vi). Address 1: Registered Office Bombay House, 24 Homi Mody Street, Mumbai- 400001, Site: www.tatasteelindia.com   (vii). Address 2: Address for communication Sanjit Kumar Adhya, Head (Planning), Noamundi M/s Tata Steel Ltd., Noamundi Iron Mine P.O. Noamundi, Thana: Noamundi Dist: West Singhbhum (Jharkhand) Pin Code : 833217, JHARKHAND e-mail: gm.office@tatasteel.com   (viii). State: Jharkhand   (ix). District: West Singhbhum   (x). Tehsil: NIL   (xi). Pin: 833217   (xii). Landmark: NIL   (xiii). Email Address: prakash.mohapatra@tatasteel.com   (xiv). Landline Telephone No.: 9238-100626   (xv). Fax No.: NIL   (xvi). Mobile No.: 7766914476   (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
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
1ApporvedJCO/13/275/33/2002 dated 20.11.2002F.No.8-98/2004-FC653.15453.1513 Jul 200509 Aug 2006
2ReturnedState Serial No. 486/2011 dt. 31.05.2011Not Available369.2450
3ReturnedState Serial No. 623/13 dt. 04.09.2013Not Available6.9810
4ReturnedState Serial No. 691/14 dt. 16.05.2014Not Available4.680
5ReturnedFP/OR/Others/12382/2015State Sl. No. OR-081/20154.680
6ReturnedFP/OR/TRANS/15421/2015State Sl. No. OR-074/20153.6650
Total 1042.401 453.15
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.Keonjhar160.8380
Total160.8380
B-2.2 Details of Districts involved
District wise breakup
S.no District Name Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1.Keonjhar160.8380
Total160.8380
B-2.3 Village wise breakup
Villages wise breakup
S.no Village Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1Deojhar160.8380
Total 160.838 0
B-2.4 Component wise breakup
Component wise breakup
S.no Component Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1Mining121.22350
2Storing of mineral/ore, top soil1.750
3Dumping OB/Subgrade/ Slime disposal19.24680
4Storing Tools and Machinery00
5Construction of Buildings, power station, Plant,8.45960
6Township/Colony00
7Construction of Road, Rope way, Railway line, conv7.44990
8Safety Zone2.70820
Total 160.838 0
C. Maps of forest land proposed to be diverted
Division 1. : Keonjhar
  (i). Area of forest land proposed to be diverted(in ha.) : 160.838   (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): 150   (iii). Temporary Employment(Number of person-days): 300
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 obtained   (b). Environmental Clearance File No.: J-11015/63/2008-IA.II(M)   (c). Copy of Environmental Clearance to the Project:   (d). Date of grant of Environmental Clearance to the Project: 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? : Yes
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: Three
District 1. : Dhenkanal
  (a). Village: Kerajodi   (b). Area(in ha.): 160.841   (c). Copy of KML file of the patch:     View File   (d). Khasra details: Khata No. 155, Plot No. 1,38,398,310-322 and 395   (e). Present owner: User Agency   (f). Copy of Ownership proof:
  (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): III (A) /S&M III(A)-02/2004/3303/SM   (b). Date of issue of the Letter of Intent(LOI) for grant of mining lease: 18 Apr 2015   (c). Copy the Letter of Intent(LOI):   (d). Total area of the mining lease(in ha.): 403.3238   (e). Area of forest land located in the mining lease(in ha.): 360.01
M-2. Details of Mining Plan
  (i). Date of approval of mining plan: 15 Apr 2013   (ii). Approval authority: Controller of Mines (CZ), 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: 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 :
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 Ore00040.251090
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 Ore42.5841.6881184.260
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
1Form A
2Check List (Annexure B1)
3Check List (Annexure B)
4Undertakings
5Undertaking for DGPS Survey
6Undertaking for CA Land
7Surface right Satement
8Authenticated Sabik Forest area
9Boundary Description Sabik Forest area
10Authenticated Land Schedule ML Area
11Consent to Operate
12Phased Reclamation Plan
13Plate 8
14Plate 7
15Plate 6
16Plate 5
17Plate 4
18Plate 3
19Revised CA scheme approved by DFO Dhenkanal uploaded in compliance to the EDS raised by Addl PCCF (N)
20Clarification sought by DFO routed through RCCF, Rkl and APCCF (FD & NO, FC Act), Odisha and subsequently, clarification accorded by Special Secretary to Government, F&E Department, Govt. of Odisha vide his letter No.10F(Cons)-18/2016/4241/F&E Dated. 01.03.2017 for processing of the Forest Diversion Proposal bearing No.FP/OR/MIN/20081/2016 pertaining to 160.838 ha of Sabik Kisam forest land in Katamati Iron Mine of M/s Tata Steel Ltd.