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/Others/7248/2014   (ii). Name of Project for which Forest Land is required : Raniganj Coal Bed Methane Project   (iii). Short narrative of the proposal and Project/scheme for which the forest land is required : CBM well sites are to be interconnected with access roads and pipelines for evacuation of CBM gas and water generated from the Well sites. The present proposal is for laying of acess roads, pipelines and widening of existing forest roads/inspection paths in the forest which is unavoidable.   (iv). State : West Bengal   (v). Category of the Proposal : Others   (vi). Shape of forest land proposed to be diverted : Linear   (vii). Estimated cost of the Project(Rupees in lacs) : 286600   (viii). Area of forest land proposed for diversion(in ha.): 18.4321   (ix). Non-forest land required for this project(in ha.): 219   (x). Total period for which the forest land is proposed to be diverted(in years): 25
A-2. Details of User Agency
  (i). Name : ESSAR OIL LIMITED   (ii). Address1 : WEBEL IT Park, Surya Sen Sarani, Near Gandhi More   (iii). Address2 : NIL   (iv). State : West Bengal   (v). District : Burdwan   (vi). Pin : 713208   (vii). Landmark : Gandhi More   (viii). Email address : vilas.tawde@essar.com   (ix). Landline Telephone No. : 343-6603502   (x). Fax No. : NIL   (xi). Mobile No. : 9819730990   (xii). Website (if any) : www.essar.com   (xiii). Legal status of User Agency : Private
A-3. Details of Person Making Application
  (i). First Name: Vilas   (ii). Middle Name: S   (iii). Last Name: Tawde   (iv). Gender: Male   (v). Designation: Project Director- Raniganj CBM   (vi). Address 1: WEBEL IT Park, Surya Sen Sarani, Near Gandhi More   (vii). Address 2: NIL   (viii). State: West Bengal   (ix). District: Burdwan   (x). Tehsil: Kanksa   (xi). Pin: 713208   (xii). Landmark: Gandhi More   (xiii). Email Address: vilas.tawde@essar.com   (xiv). Landline Telephone No.: 343-6603502   (xv). Fax No.: 03436603277   (xvi). Mobile No.: 9819730990   (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
List of 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
NIL
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.Burdwan14.0543145
2.Durgapur4.377874
Total18.4321219
B-2.2 Details of Districts involved
District wise breakup
S.no District Name Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1.Burdwan18.4321219
Total18.4321219
B-2.3 Village wise breakup
Villages wise breakup
S.no Village Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1Malandighi, Akandara, Gopalpur, Bistupur etc14.0543145
2Dhabani, Parulia, Labnapara etc4.377874
Total 18.4321 219
B-2.4 Component wise breakup
Component wise breakup
S.no Component Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1Pipeline laying 1m width Burdwan Div8.11439
2Access to CBM well sites Burdwan Div5.94136
3Pipeline laying 1m width Durgapur Div3.07586
4Access to CBM well sites Durgapur Div1.30268
Total 18.4321 219
C. Maps of forest land proposed to be diverted
Division 1. : Burdwan
  (i). Area of forest land proposed to be diverted(in ha.) : 14.0543   (ii). Nature of the Project: Linear   (b). No. of Segments : One
Segment wise details
Segments Segment Area(in ha.) Kml File of Segments
(To view KML file on google the same may be downloaded and then open if in google earth install in your computer).
1.14.053    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:
Division 2. : Durgapur
  (i). Area of forest land proposed to be diverted(in ha.) : 4.3778   (ii). Nature of the Project: Linear   (b). No. of Segments : One
Segment wise details
Segments Segment Area(in ha.) Kml File of Segments
(To view KML file on google the same may be downloaded and then open if in google earth install in your computer).
1.4.3778    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:   (ii). Whether a copy of map indicating location of alternative examine is required to be provided: No   (a). Reason for not providing such map: All existing forest roads/paths captured in the pr
E. Employment likely to be generated
  (i). Whether the Project is likely to generate employment ?: Yes   (ii). Permanent/Regular Employment(Number of persons): 500   (iii). Temporary Employment(Number of person-days): 1500
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?: No
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-11011/491/2011-IA II(I)   (c). Copy of Environmental Clearance to the Project:   (d). Date of grant of Environmental Clearance to the Project: 26 Feb 2013
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?: No   (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) . Reason for not providing Non-Forest Land: Others
Additional information Details
Documents
S.No Documents
Remarks
1Land identified for Compensatory Afforestation in Chaitanyadihi Mouza, Bankura Dist.
2Land identified for Compensatory Afforestation in Mukutidihi Mouza1, Bankura Dist.
3Land identified for Compensatory Afforestation in Mukutidihi Mouza2, Bankura Dist.
4Land identified for Compensatory Afforestation in Saldiha Mouza, Bankura Dist.
5CA land Saldiha
6CA land Mukutidih, Chaitandihi
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