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/26817/2017   (ii). Name of Project for which Forest Land is required : Samaleswari OCP Expansion(Phase-IV),(Rated Capacity 15.0 Mty), Mahanadi Coalfields Limited, Ib Valley Area, Brajrajnagar   (iii). Short narrative of the proposal and Project/scheme for which the forest land is required : To meet the demand of coal from power sector, the existing Mine capacity is required to be increased from 7 Mty. to 15 Mty. for which 391.47 ha.additional land required out of which 230.20 is forest land required to be diverted under sec.2(ii) of F.C.Act,1980.   (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) : 25412.95   (viii). Area of forest land proposed for diversion(in ha.): 230.2   (ix). Non-forest land required for this project(in ha.): 161.274   (x). Total period for which the forest land is proposed to be diverted(in years): 30
A-2. Details of User Agency
  (i). Name : MCL   (ii). Address1 : OFFICE OF THE GENERAL MANAGER, IB VALLEY AREA, BRAJRAJNAGAR   (iii). Address2 : DIST.: JHARSUGUDA(ORISSA)   (iv). State : Orissa   (v). District : Jharsuguda   (vi). Pin : 768216   (vii). Landmark : Near Gandhi Chowk   (viii). Email address : cgm-ibva.mcl@nic.in   (ix). Landline Telephone No. : 6645-241170   (x). Fax No. : 6645-242192   (xi). Mobile No. : 9438878002   (xii). Website (if any) : www.mcl.gov.in   (xiii). Legal status of User Agency : Central PSU
A-3. Details of Person Making Application
  (i). First Name: Madhu   (ii). Middle Name: Sudan   (iii). Last Name: Sharma   (iv). Gender: Male   (v). Designation: GM   (vi). Address 1: Office of the General Manager, CGM Complex, Ib Valley Area, Brajrajnagar   (vii). Address 2: NIL   (viii). State: Orissa   (ix). District: Jharsuguda   (x). Tehsil: NIL   (xi). Pin: 768216   (xii). Landmark: Near Gandhi Chowk   (xiii). Email Address: cgm-ibva.mcl@nic.in   (xiv). Landline Telephone No.: 6645-241170   (xv). Fax No.: 6645242192   (xvi). Mobile No.: 9438878002   (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
1ApprovedB-147/1989FC(Vol.III)B-147/1989 FC (VOL.III)22.4822.4821 Feb 201408 Apr 2015
2Approved421/108-147/1989 FC (Vol.III)22.4822.4821 Feb 201408 Apr 2015
3Approved8-147/89-FC8-147/89-FC167.232167.23212 Dec 199109 Aug 2001
4Approved8-147/89-FC(Vol.II)8-147/89-FC(Vol.II)145.82145.8224 May 200617 Feb 2009
5Approved8-147/89-FC(VOl.III)8-147/89-FC(Vol.III)22.4822.4821 Feb 201408 Apr 2015
6Approved8-104/91-FC8-104/91-FC15.17415.17426 Nov 199102 Jun 2000
Total 395.666 395.666
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.Jharsuguda230.2161.274
Total230.2161.274
B-2.2 Details of Districts involved
District wise breakup
S.no District Name Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1.Jharsuguda230.2161.274
Total230.2161.274
B-2.3 Village wise breakup
Villages wise breakup
S.no Village Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1Brajrajnagar Town Unit No.115.2540.885
2Chingriguda11.84164.974
3Katapali38.6942.557
4Kudopali00.206
5Belpahar164.41192.652
Total 230.2 161.274
B-2.4 Component wise breakup
Component wise breakup
S.no Component Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1Mining230.2161.274
Total 230.2 161.274
C. Maps of forest land proposed to be diverted
Division 1. : Jharsuguda
  (i). Area of forest land proposed to be diverted(in ha.) : 230.2   (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.
1.230.2    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): 437   (iii). Temporary Employment(Number of person-days): 1068900
F. Displacement of People due to the Project, if any
  (i). Whether Project involves displacement?: Yes   (a). Total Number of families : 80   (b). Number of Scheduled Caste families : 1   (c). Number of Schedule Tribes families : 33   (d). Number of other families : 46   (ii). Copy of Rehabilitation and Resettlement Plan:   (a). Copy of approval to Ministry of Tribal Affairs,Government of India to Rehabilitation and Resettlement:
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 application yet to be submitted
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: Yes   (a). Total area of the mining lease(in ha.): 1384.767   (b). Area of forest land located in the mining lease(in ha.): 580.29
M-2. Details of Mining Plan
  (i). Date of approval of mining plan: 20 Nov 2017   (ii). Approval authority: Ministry Of Coal   (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: Proved Coal Bearing Area
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
10000
200000000
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
Coal and Lignite85888894.758888
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.)
Coal and Lignite94.75851511157.810
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
1REVENUE VILLAGE SHEET NO -1 OF PROPOSED DIVERSION AREA I.E. BRAJARJNAGAR TOWN UNIT NO-1
2REVENUE VILLAGE SHEET NO -2 OF PROPOSED DIVERSION AREA I.E. CHINGRIGUDA
3REVENUE VILLAGE SHEET NO -3 OF PROPOSED DIVERSION AREA I.E. BRAJARAJNAGAR TOWN UNIT NO-1 (PART 2)
4REVENUE VILLAGE SHEET NO -4 OF PROPOSED DIVERSION AREA I.E. BELPAHAR (PART 1)
5REVENUE VILLAGE SHEET NO -5 OF PROPOSED DIVERSION AREA I.E. BELPAHAR (PART 2)
6REVENUE VILLAGE SHEET NO -6 OF PROPOSED DIVERSION AREA I.E. BELPAHAR (PART 3)
7REVENUE VILLAGE SHEET NO -7 OF PROPOSED DIVERSION AREA I.E. KATAPALI
8List of Flora & Fauna for diversion proposal of 230.20 Ha of Samaleswari OCP 15 MTY expansion, Phase-IV
9Undertaking to bear the cost of compensatory afforestation
10Undertaking for submission of compensatory afforestation Scheme
11Undertaking to bear the cost of fencing Safety Zone Area
12Undertaking to pay NPV & Additional NPV
13Certificate of Estimated Reserve in Forest & Non-forest Area
14Certificate for Minimum Use of Forest Land
15Non forest and tenancy land schedule authenticated by tahsildar lakhanpur
16Re-submission of Diversion Proposal of 230.20 Ha of Samaleswari OCP Expansion Phase-IV to DFO Jharsuguda
17Forest land schedule of 230.20 ha. authenticated by Tahasildar
18Certificate of Dy.Director of Mines regarding Non-availability
19Note on number of persons benefitted from projects
20Copy of 9(1) Notification of Ib Block-9 published in the Gazzette of India
21Tree Enumeration on Govt Non Forest land
22Undertaking of User Agency to submit Gramsabha Resolution after obtaining the same from Revenue Authority
23Sample Tree Enumeration on Proposed Forest Land of 230.20 Ha
24Non Forest Land Schedule Authenticated by Tahsildar Jharsuguda
25Copy of 9(1) Notification of Ib Block-2 published in the Gazzette of India
26Project details of Samleswari OCP expansion Phase-IV
27Reclamation Plan along with Map for diversion proposal of 230.20 Ha of Samaleswari OCP 15 MTY expansion, Phase-IV
28Re-submission of Diversion Proposal of 230.20 Ha of Samaleswari OCP Expansion Phase-IV along with compliance of 13 points shortcomings vide memo no 17764 Dated 21.08.2018 of Addl. PCCF, Nodal to DFO Jharsuguda