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/28732/2017   (ii). Name of Project for which Forest Land is required : Banspani Iron Ore Mines   (iii). Short narrative of the proposal and Project/scheme for which the forest land is required : Banspani Iron Ore Mines over an area of 380.400 ha. of OMC Ltd., a State Government PSU, in villages of Banspani, Khuntapani, Jalahari and Baitarani RF under Barbil Tahasil and Keonjhar Forest Division of Keonjhar district Odisha.   (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) : 3522   (viii). Area of forest land proposed for diversion(in ha.): 183.218   (ix). Non-forest land required for this project(in ha.): 56.1571   (x). Total period for which the forest land is proposed to be diverted(in years): 20
A-2. Details of User Agency
  (i). Name : ODISHA MINING CORPORATION LTD   (ii). Address1 : OMC House   (iii). Address2 : Bhubaneswar   (iv). State : Orissa   (v). District : Khordha   (vi). Pin : 751012   (vii). Landmark : Adjacent to Assembly House   (viii). Email address : fdp.omc@gmail.com   (ix). Landline Telephone No. : 674-2377458   (x). Fax No. : 674-647   (xi). Mobile No. : 9437134765   (xii). Website (if any) : www.orissamining.com   (xiii). Legal status of User Agency : State PSU
A-3. Details of Person Making Application
  (i). First Name: Suman Krishna   (ii). Middle Name: NIL   (iii). Last Name: Sit   (iv). Gender: Female   (v). Designation: General Manager (Geo)   (vi). Address 1: Odisha Mining Corporation Ltd., OMC House, Bhubaneswar   (vii). Address 2: NIL   (viii). State: Orissa   (ix). District: Khordha   (x). Tehsil: bhubaneswar   (xi). Pin: 751012   (xii). Landmark: Adjacent to Assembly House   (xiii). Email Address: fdp.omc@gmail.com   (xiv). Landline Telephone No.: 674-2377458   (xv). Fax No.: 06742377458   (xvi). Mobile No.: 9937297830   (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
1InprincipleFP/OR/MIN/8707/2014F.No. 8-46/2018-FC345.189345.18931 Jan 2019
2ApprovedFP/OR/MIN/8570/2010F.No.8-81/2005-FC (Vol.)1177.2111177.21114 Sep 201709 Oct 2018
3InprincipleFP/OR/MIN/21011/2016F.No.8-21/2018-FC686816 Nov 2018
4ApprovedFP/OR/MRL/2/20175-ORB331/2017-BHU1.5021.50224 Sep 201816 Oct 2018
5InprincipleFP/OR/MRL/3/20178-50/2018-FC5.7824.78214 Sep 2018
6InprincipleFP/OR/MRL/4/20178-51/2018-FC7.547.5414 Sep 2018
7InprincipleFP/OR/MRL/16/20148-43/201/-FC7.947.9416 Aug 2018
8InprincipleFP/OR/MRL/18/20148-45/2018-FC3.6063.60619 Dec 2017
9InprincipleFP/OR/MRL/17/20148-41/2018-FC6.6996.69916 Aug 2018
10InprincipleFP/OR/MRL/6/20158-41/2018-FC5.5975.59707 Aug 2018
11InprincipleFP/OR/MRL/27/20148-49/2017-FC4.624.6205 Feb 2019
12ApprovedFP/OR/MRL/14/20148-17/2015-FC6.54956.549521 Sep 201513 Dec 2018
13InprincipleFP/OR/Others/14546/20155-ORC322/2017-BHU11.91211.91228 Nov 2018
14ApprovedFP/OR/MIN/8308/20148-113/2000-FC(Vol.II)517.888517.88825 Feb 201629 Nov 2018
15ApprovedFP/OR/MIN/6200/2010F.No.8-15/2000-FC(Vol.)279.351279.35108 Jan 201525 Feb 2016
16InprincipleFP/OR/MIN/19/20148-18/2015-FC9.6969.69617 Sep 2015
17InprincipleFP/OR/MIN/20/20148-16/2015-FC14.64214.64217 Sep 2015
18InprincipleFP/OR/MIN/15/20148-29/2017-FC9.8199.81906 Sep 2017
19ApprovedFP/OR/MIN/9441/2015F. NO. 8-46/2016-FC434.935434.93517 Apr 201725 Sep 2017
20ApprovedFP/OR/MIN/22/2014NO.5-ORB246/2015-BHU1.311.3114 Sep 201506 Feb 2017
21InprincipleFP/OR.MIN/8471/2014F. NO. 8-22/2016-FC162.42162.4214 Sep 2017
22ApprovedFP/OR/MIN/1372/20068-105/2006-FC117.964841.244217 Feb 200924 Apr 2017
23InprincipleFP/OR/MIN/888/20108-54/2010-FC79.379.327 Sep 2017
24InprincipleFP/OR/TRANS/20324/20115-ORC281/2016-BHU24.961224.961219 Dec 2016
25InprincipleFP/OR/MIN/10335/20158-27/2017-FC106.016106.01627 Sep 2017
Total 3410.4505 3332.7299
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.Keonjhar183.21856.1571
Total183.21856.1571
B-2.2 Details of Districts involved
District wise breakup
S.no District Name Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1.Keonjhar183.21856.1571
Total183.21856.1571
B-2.3 Village wise breakup
Villages wise breakup
S.no Village Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1Banspani4.06330.2537
2Jalahari30.6960
3Khuntupani22.23925.9034
4Baitarani RF126.220
Total 183.218 56.1571
B-2.4 Component wise breakup
Component wise breakup
S.no Component Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1Mining128.86211.1701
2Overburden14.74050
3Sub grade stackyard12.92010
4Mineral Storage and processing12.92350.184
5Infrastructure05.3833
6Green belt0.65990
7Road0.06184.3327
8Safety zone13.0545.087
Total 183.2179 56.1571
C. Maps of forest land proposed to be diverted
Division 1. : Keonjhar
  (i). Area of forest land proposed to be diverted(in ha.) : 183.218   (ii). Nature of the Project: Non Linear   (a). No. of patches : Six
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.
1.90.457    View File
2.45.119    View File
3.2.465    View File
4.43.195    View File
5.0.769    View File
6.1.213    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): 100   (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-11015/1089/2007-IA.II (M)   (c). Copy of Environmental Clearance to the Project:   (d). Date of grant of Environmental Clearance to the Project: 2008-05-08
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 ?: Yes   (iii). No. of districts involved for raising Compensatory Afforestation: 1   (iv). No. of patches: Four
District 1. : Kalahandi
  (a). Village: Kathakura   (b). Area(in ha.): 135.944   (c). Copy of KML file of the patch:     View File   (d). Khasra details: Khata No. 156, Abada Ajogya Anabadi   (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): III(A)M-25/65-3521MG   (b). Date of issue of the Letter of Intent(LOI) for grant of mining lease: 23 Apr 1965   (c). Copy the Letter of Intent(LOI):   (d). Total area of the mining lease(in ha.): 380.4   (e). Area of forest land located in the mining lease(in ha.): 187.753
M-2. Details of Mining Plan
  (i). Date of approval of mining plan: 09 Aug 2017   (ii). Approval authority: 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 :
  (i). Detail of prospecting activity under taken in the mining lease: .
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
1182400
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 Ore14.7351095000
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 Ore014.73511514.7350
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
1A copy of Stage-II Forest clearance from MoEF&CC for railway corridor.
2Reply to the EDS by DFO, Keonjhar dt 14.11.2017.
3Reply to EDS dt 06.01.2018 is submitted herewith.
4Point wise compliance to the observation made vide letter dt. 27.04.2018 is enclosed herewith for kind information and necessary action.
5The point-wise compliance to the observation made by RCCF, Ruorkela vide letter dt. 19.08.2018 is submitted herewith for favour of kind information and necessary action.
6The compliance to the EDS by DFO, Keonjhar vide letter dt. 29.12.2018 is enclosed herewith for necessary action.
7The compliance to the EDS dt. 20.04.2019 by DFO, Keonjhar is placed herewith for kind information and necessary action.
8Sir, the revised land schedule authenticated by Tahasildar, Barbil is enclosed herewith for kind information and necessary action.