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/9739/2015   (ii). Name of Project for which Forest Land is required : Khondbond Iron & Manganese Mines of Tata Steel Limited   (iii). Short narrative of the proposal and Project/scheme for which the forest land is required : Proposal for diversion of 383.607 ha. (369.245 ha virgin forest + 14.362 ha. safety zone) of Khondbond Iron & Manganese Mines of Tata Steel Limited.   (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) : 33500000000   (viii). Area of forest land proposed for diversion(in ha.): 383.607   (ix). Non-forest land required for this project(in ha.): 102.802   (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.Keonjhar383.607102.802
Total383.607102.802
B-2.2 Details of Districts involved
District wise breakup
S.no District Name Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1.Keonjhar383.607102.802
Total383.607102.802
B-2.3 Village wise breakup
Villages wise breakup
S.no Village Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1Khondbond382.76938.623
2Guruda0.83864.179
Total 383.607 102.802
B-2.4 Component wise breakup
Component wise breakup
S.no Component Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1Mining232.80449.26
2Storing Mineral/Ore/Sub-grade & Top Spil etc.15.28113.009
3Dumping of over burden/slime dam etc.111.06925.529
4Storing Tools, Machineries & Plant etc.00
5Construction of Building ,Power Station Workshop,2.9211.221
6Township, Housing Colony00
7Construction of Road, Ropeway, Conveyor ,Pipe line7.1713.403
8Magazine00.38
9Safety zone14.3620
Total 383.607 102.802
C. Maps of forest land proposed to be diverted
Division 1. : Keonjhar
  (i). Area of forest land proposed to be diverted(in ha.) : 383.607   (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.
1.383.607    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): 300   (iii). Temporary Employment(Number of person-days): 600
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-11015/888/2007-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 ?: No   (iii). No. of districts involved for raising Compensatory Afforestation: 1   (iv). No. of patches: One
District 1. : Keonjhar
  (a). Village: Rangamatia   (b). Area(in ha.): 369.245   (c). Copy of KML file of the patch:     View File   (d). Khasra details: Khata No. 23, Plot No. 1,2,3,4P, 29,30P,85,86,87,88,89,90,91,92,93,94,95,96,97,98,99,100,101,102,103   (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): No. 3315/S&M, III(A)SM-01/2004, Bhubaneswar   (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.): 978   (e). Area of forest land located in the mining lease(in ha.): 836.757
M-2. Details of Mining Plan
  (i). Date of approval of mining plan: 19 Jun 2013   (ii). Approval authority: IBM, Nagpur   (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: Nil
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
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 Ore64.591090000
Iron Ore96.9930700.273070
Manganese Ore0.5171090000
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.)
Iron Ore0.27161.6882011249.95
Manganese Ore00.517550.5170
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
1FDP application over 653.150 ha. (517 ha. Virgin + 136.150 ha. Broken-up). Approved 453.150 ha. only. No Proposal No./State Sl. No. allotted against this proposal.
2Land Schedule of Forest Land (Broken + Asking).
3Land Schedule of Forest Land within ML Area.
4Land Schedule of ML Area over 978.000 ha.
5Boundary Description of Borken & Asking Forest.
6Stage-I Clearance over 453.150 ha.
7Stage-II Clearance over 453.150 ha.
8Brief Profile of Lessee.
9Stage-II Compliance of 453.150 ha.
10Surface Right Statement.
11Memorandum of Association.
12FRA Letter to Collector, Keonjhar & BDO, Joda letter to Sarpanch (Balda & Jalhari).
13CA Land Correspondence (Part-I).
14CA Land Correspondence (Part-II).
15Approve Site Specific Wildlife Conservation Plan.
16Composite Abstract of 46 Sample Tree Enumeration.
17Supplementary Lease Deed.
18Location Map.
19Leae Map over 978.000 ha. Sheet - I
20Leae Map over 978.000 ha. Sheet - II
21Plan showing Forest & Non-forest within lease Sheet - I
22Plan showing Forest & Non-forest within lease Sheet - II
23Plan showing approved Land Use.
24Surface Geological Plan.
25Plan Showing Safety Zone.
26Land Use details IVA
27Land Use details IVB
28Land Use details IVC
29Village wise break up of virgin forest land
30Details of NPV Payment
31CB Analysis New Format
32Checklist Part 1
33Checklist Part 2
34EDS Compliance 383.607 ha.
35Power of Attorney Mr. G.P.Sahu
36Plan Showing Phasewise Reclamation & Afforestation.
37DGPS Map.
38Plan showing Non-forest land for CA in Village Rangamatia.