Form for seeking prior approval of Central Government under section 2 of the Forest(Conservation) Act,1980 for Diversion of fresh forest area
(To be filled up by User Agency)
A. General Details
A-1. Project Details
  (i). Proposal No. : FP/WB/ROAD/154401/2022   (ii). Name of Project for which Forest Land is required : Muck Dumping for Construction Rehabilitation and upgrading of two lane paved shoulders of NH717A   (iii). Short narrative of the proposal and Project/scheme for which the forest land is required : Owing to bad relations in the border with China at Tibet-Sikkim border, the strategically important Himalayan state of Sikkim is now connected to the rest of India through NH-10 which is prone to landslides during monsoon. A long pending demand of the Indian Army and the civilians of both the states   (iv). State : West Bengal   (v). Category of the Proposal : Road   (vi). Shape of forest land proposed to be diverted : Non Linear   (vii). Estimated cost of the Project(Rupees in lacs) : 125290   (viii). Area of forest land proposed for diversion(in ha.): 3.621   (ix). Non-forest land required for this project(in ha.): 0   (x). Total period for which the forest land is proposed to be diverted(in years): 5
A-2. Details of User Agency
  (i). Name : NHIDCL, KALIMPONG   (ii). Address1 : PMU , kalimpong, West Bengal   (iii). Address2 : NIL   (iv). State : West Bengal   (v). District : Darjeeling   (vi). Pin : 734301   (vii). Landmark : NIL   (viii). Email address :   (ix). Landline Telephone No. : 0-   (x). Fax No. : 0-   (xi). Mobile No. : 9436463331   (xii). Website (if any) :   (xiii). Legal status of User Agency : Central PSU
A-3. Details of Person Making Application
  (i). First Name: Col Subodh   (ii). Middle Name: Kumar   (iii). Last Name: Tomar   (iv). Gender: Male   (v). Designation: GM-P   (vi). Address 1: PMU, Kalimpong, West Bengal   (vii). Address 2: NIL   (viii). State: West Bengal   (ix). District: Darjeeling   (x). Tehsil: Kalimpong -I   (xi). Pin: 734301   (xii). Landmark: NIL   (xiii). Email Address:   (xiv). Landline Telephone No.: 0-   (xv). Fax No.: NIL   (xvi). Mobile No.: 7769981885   (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 Proposal Status. Proposal No. Moef File No. Area Proposed for Diversion(Ha.) Area Diverted(Ha.) Date of In-Principle Approval Date of Final Approval
B-2. Details of forest land proposed to be diverted
B-2.1 Details of Divisions involved
Details of Divisions involved Division Name Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1.Kalimpong Forest Division3.6210
B-2.2 Details of Districts involved
District wise breakup District Name Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
B-2.3 Village wise breakup
Villages wise breakup Village Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
Total 3.621 0
B-2.4 Component wise breakup
Component wise breakup Component Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
Total 3.6209 0
C. Maps of forest land proposed to be diverted
Division 1. : Kalimpong Forest Division
  (i). Area of forest land proposed to be diverted(in ha.) : 3.621   (ii). Nature of the Project: Non Linear   (a). No. of patches : Seven
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.
1.1.05    View File
2.0.081    View File
3.0.041    View File
4.0.408    View File
5.0.06    View File
6.1.1099    View File
7.0.871    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): 50   (iii). Temporary Employment(Number of person-days): 1000
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 ? : No
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? : 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?: 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
Additional information Details
S.No Documents
1Minimum Use of Forest land
2Undertaking for Payment of Cost of Felling & Logging of Trees and Raising of Boundary Pillars
3Undertaking For No Other Feasible Alternative And Diversion of Barest Minimum Forest land
4Undertaking for no wild life area
5Undertaking For Payment of Cost of Compensatory Afforestation
6Undertaking For Payment of NPV of Forest Area
7Application to DM, Kalimpong for FRA Certificate
8Authorization Approval of Sh. S.K. Tomer, General Manager (Projects)
9Additional Information