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/20092/2016   (ii). Name of Project for which Forest Land is required : Tirigpahar Iron & Manganese Mine (Guruda Block)   (iii). Short narrative of the proposal and Project/scheme for which the forest land is required : Proposal For Diversion of an area 80.826 Hectares of Forest Land (Balance forest-16.566 ha as per HAL + 64.260 Ha Non-Forest Land recorded as Forest Land as on 25.10.1980 as per MoEF&CC Circular F.No.8-87/1996-FC(pt.) dated 10.03.2015)   (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) : 12913.85   (viii). Area of forest land proposed for diversion(in ha.): 80.826   (ix). Non-forest land required for this project(in ha.): 17.001   (x). Total period for which the forest land is proposed to be diverted(in years): 12
A-2. Details of User Agency
  (i). Name : TATA STEEL LIMITED SUKINDA CHROMITE MINE   (ii). Address1 : SUKINDA CHROMITE MINE P.O- KALARANGIATTA DIST- JAJPUR ODISHA   (iii). Address2 : NIL   (iv). State : Orissa   (v). District : Jajpur   (vi). Pin : 755028   (vii). Landmark : P.S- KALIAPANI   (viii). Email address : dipak.behera@tatasteel.com   (ix). Landline Telephone No. : 6726-268763   (x). Fax No. : 6726-268734   (xi). Mobile No. : 9238087049   (xii). Website (if any) : www.tatasteel.com   (xiii). Legal status of User Agency : Private
A-3. Details of Person Making Application
  (i). First Name: Amit   (ii). Middle Name: Kumar   (iii). Last Name: Dubey   (iv). Gender: Male   (v). Designation: Head (Manganese Group Of Mines   (vi). Address 1: Administrative office Manganese group of Mines, ( TATA STEEL LIMITED) At/P.O- Bichakundi Via- Joda District: Keonjhar State – Odisha   (vii). Address 2: NIL   (viii). State: Orissa   (ix). District: Keonjhar   (x). Tehsil: NIL   (xi). Pin: 758082   (xii). Landmark: NIL   (xiii). Email Address: dipakbehera1@gmail.com   (xiv). Landline Telephone No.: 6726-268763   (xv). Fax No.: 06726268734   (xvi). Mobile No.: 9238087049   (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
1Approved8-80/2004-FC8-80/2004-FC52.34852.34826 May 200528 Mar 2007
2Approved8-78/96-FC8-78/96-FC73.69773.69704 Nov 199727 Jan 1998
3Approved8-89/2004-FC8-89/2004-FC503.678436.67818 Jul 200510 Aug 2007
4Approved8-72/2004-FC8-72/2004-FC145.329145.32926 May 200525 Jan 2007
Total 775.052 708.052
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.Keonjhar80.82617.001
Total80.82617.001
B-2.2 Details of Districts involved
District wise breakup
S.no District Name Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1.Keonjhar80.82617.001
Total80.82617.001
B-2.3 Village wise breakup
Villages wise breakup
S.no Village Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1Guruda66.23317.001
2Plasa (Kha)14.59290
Total 80.8259 17.001
B-2.4 Component wise breakup
Component wise breakup
S.no Component Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1Mining (Quarry, Float Ore)39.3425.436
2Storing Mineral / Ore9.8810
3Dumping of Over Burden25.6025.567
4Construction of Building (Incl. Magazine)0.4064.658
5Township / Colony00
6Road/Conv. Corridor/Power Transmission Line/Water0.550.208
7Safety zone1.9580.63
8Green Belt1.1290.502
9Approved Safety Zone1.9580
Total 80.826 17.001
C. Maps of forest land proposed to be diverted
Division 1. : Keonjhar
  (i). Area of forest land proposed to be diverted(in ha.) : 80.826   (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.
1.80.826    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): 1050   (iii). Temporary Employment(Number of person-days): 500
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-11015/87/2004-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? : No
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 ?: Yes   (a). Reason Category: Other reason   (b). Provide reasons thereof: Compensatory Afforestation land has been provided   (c). Area of non-forest or Revenue forest land required to be provided by User Agency for raising Compensatory Afforestation (in ha.): 76.91   (iii). No. of districts involved for raising Compensatory Afforestation: 2   (iv). No. of patches: Two
District 1. : Keonjhar
  (a). Village: Kaliapani   (b). Area(in ha.): 13.798   (c). Copy of KML file of the patch:     View File   (d). Khasra details: Khata No. 25-AJA, Plot No. 238, 239/294   (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. : Dhenkanal
  (a). Village: Asanabahall   (b). Area(in ha.): 64.26   (c). Copy of KML file of the patch:     View File   (d). Khasra details: Khata No. 196, Plot No. 1781, 1782, 127/2389   (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): J-11015/87/2004-IA.II(M)   (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.): 169   (e). Area of forest land located in the mining lease(in ha.): 133.174
M-2. Details of Mining Plan
  (i). Date of approval of mining plan: 29 Apr 2015   (ii). Approval authority: RCoM, Bhubaneswar   (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: Total 472 nos of boreholes have been drilled and total mineral resources have been classifies as per UNFC norms
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
11693.763023.76
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
Manganese Ore0.35010900.3771090
Manganese Ore0000.0033070
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: Two
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.)
Manganese Ore0.380.350.08590.730
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
1Undertaking
2Annexure-B
3FORM-A
4Plate-IV
5Boundary Description of the already diverted area & Asking forest area.
6Phase Reclamation & Afforestation Scheme
7Grant Orders of Surface Right
8Consent to Operate
9Copy of Aam Sabha Resolution
10Stage-II clearance F. No. 8-80/2004-FC dt 28.03.2007
11Stage-I Clearance F.No.8-80/2004-FC dated 26.05.2005
12Supplementary Lease Deed
13Land Schedule of Surace Right Area
14NPV demand from DFO, Kenjhar and payment details.
15Application to Collector for issuance of FRA Certificate.
16Certificate of Payment of NPV for all the mines in Odisha.
17Reclamation Plan
18Safety Zone Plan
19Geological Plan
20Topo Sheet Plan for CA
21Govt. NF Land identified & allotted for CA alon with GPS Coordinates.
22Annexure - B1
23Land Schedule of applied forest area for diversion
24Land Schedule of forest area and non forest area as on 25.10.1980