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/WB/MIN/43000/2019   (ii). Name of Project for which Forest Land is required : Barjora North Coal Mine   (iii). Short narrative of the proposal and Project/scheme for which the forest land is required : Barjora North Coal Block of The West Bengal Power Development Corporation Ltd located at Barjora Coalfield, Bankura District, West Bengal obtained environmental clearance on 31st May, 2018, (F. No. J11015/90/2017-IA.II(M)). details are given in additional documents   (iv). State : West Bengal   (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) : 91858   (viii). Area of forest land proposed for diversion(in ha.): 338.74   (ix). Non-forest land required for this project(in ha.): 344.3   (x). Total period for which the forest land is proposed to be diverted(in years): 22
A-2. Details of User Agency
  (i). Name : THE WEST BENGAL POWER DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION LIMITED   (ii). Address1 : THE WEST BENGAL POWER DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION LTD , BIDYUT UNNAYAN BHAVAN,3/C LA BLOCK , SECTOR III , SALTLAKE 700106   (iii). Address2 : NIL   (iv). State : West Bengal   (v). District : Kolkata   (vi). Pin : 700106   (vii). Landmark : NIL   (viii). Email address : wbpdclmine2015@gmail.com   (ix). Landline Telephone No. : 33-23393205   (x). Fax No. : 33-   (xi). Mobile No. : 8336904110   (xii). Website (if any) : NIL   (xiii). Legal status of User Agency : State PSU
A-3. Details of Person Making Application
  (i). First Name: CHANCHAL   (ii). Middle Name: NIL   (iii). Last Name: GOSWAMI   (iv). Gender: Male   (v). Designation: DIRECTOR MINING   (vi). Address 1: THE WEST BENGAL POWER DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION LTD , BIDYUT UNNAYAN BHAVAN,3/C LA BLOCK, SECTOR III , SALTLAKE -700106   (vii). Address 2: NIL   (viii). State: West Bengal   (ix). District: Kolkata   (x). Tehsil: NIL   (xi). Pin: 700106   (xii). Landmark: NIL   (xiii). Email Address: wbpdclmine2015@gmail.com   (xiv). Landline Telephone No.: 33-23393205   (xv). Fax No.: NIL   (xvi). Mobile No.: 8336904110   (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
1ApprovedFP/WB/MIN/17602/2016F NO 8-45/2018-FC101.77101.7729 Oct 201810 Apr 2019
2ApprovedFP/WB/MIN/17602/2016F NO 8-45/2018-FC101.77101.7729 Oct 201810 Apr 2019
Total 203.54 203.54
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.Bankura North338.74344.3
Total338.74344.3
B-2.2 Details of Districts involved
District wise breakup
S.no District Name Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1.Bankura338.74344.3
Total338.74344.3
B-2.3 Village wise breakup
Villages wise breakup
S.no Village Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1Baguli036.27
2Barapukhuria13.4788.17
3Ghutgaria24.25116.23
4Manohar237.1698.03
5Sharjora63.861.32
6Tikargram04.28
Total 338.74 344.3
B-2.4 Component wise breakup
Component wise breakup
S.no Component Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1Mining338.74344.3
Total 338.74 344.3
C. Maps of forest land proposed to be diverted
Division 1. : Bankura North
  (i). Area of forest land proposed to be diverted(in ha.) : 338.74   (ii). Nature of the Project: Non Linear   (a). No. of patches : Four
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.
1.13.47    View File
2.24.25    View File
3.237.16    View File
4.63.86    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): 194   (iii). Temporary Employment(Number of person-days): 384
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 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?: 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: 4   (iv). No. of patches: Four
District 1. : Purulia
  (a). Village: HINJORI,ADALI,AGRABAID,BHULURDI,JAMKIRI,MIHI,RANGAMATI,SHUILIBARI,SILTORO,PALANJA,SINGHARA   (b). Area(in ha.): 83.01   (c). Copy of KML file of the patch:     View File   (d). Khasra details: 543,627/922,627,125,126,86,257,125/1436,426,449,428,423,429,443,509/682,509,422,592,3367,3350,3352,3353,3354,3355,3356,3357,3358,3362,3699,3363,3364,3365,3366,3407,3696,518,539,540,1018,1038,1084,1086   (e). Present owner: User Agency   (f). Copy of Ownership proof:
District 2. : Jalpaiguri
  (a). Village: PURBA TOTAGAON   (b). Area(in ha.): 192.65   (c). Copy of KML file of the patch:     View File   (d). Khasra details: 24,51,52,53,54,56,57,58,59,60,61,62,70,64,65,66,67,68   (e). Present owner: User Agency   (f). Copy of Ownership proof:
District 3. : Birbhum
  (a). Village: HIRAPUR, MURADGANJ   (b). Area(in ha.): 9.47   (c). Copy of KML file of the patch:     View File   (d). Khasra details: 569,741,742,755,758,784,785,2312,2313,2314,2315,2316,2317,2318,2660,2661,2695,2697,2739   (e). Present owner: User Agency   (f). Copy of Ownership proof:
District 4. : Bankura
  (a). Village: DHATLA, KADIA,KAMINBEDYA, PAHARBERA,DADHIMUKHA, KADAMBERIA   (b). Area(in ha.): 59.72   (c). Copy of KML file of the patch:     View File   (d). Khasra details: 1775,659,690,697,713,715,716,717,118,1418,871   (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: Yes   (a). Total area of the mining lease(in ha.): 683.03   (b). Area of forest land located in the mining lease(in ha.): 338.74
M-2. Details of Mining Plan
  (i). Date of approval of mining plan: 26 Sep 2019   (ii). Approval authority: Ministry of Coal, Government of India   (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: The total coal bearing area of Barjora Coalfield which have been explored covers an area of 13.5 sq.km. The explored area has been divided into two parts, viz. Barjora North and Barjora South covering
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
1302.98342.98
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 Lignite42.88808048.798080
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 Lignite48.7942.8832265.5916.2
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 for CA
2Undertaking for incremental cost of CA
3Undertaking for NPV
4Undertaking for additional cost of NPV
5Undertaking for tree felling charges
6Undertaking regarding suitability of CA land
7Justification of the Project
8Project Description
9Cost Benefit Analysis
10Copy of FRA
11Copy of Environmental Clearance
12EDS compliance report for 13th Sep EDS