PART-II
(To be filled by the concerned Deputy Conservator of Forest)
State Serial No. of proposal : TN-091/2018
1. Location of the project/Scheme : Tamil Nadu
 (i) State / Union Territory : Tamil Nadu  (ii) District : Salem  (iii) Forest Division : Salem  (iv) Area of forest land proposed for diversion (in ha.) : 5.62  (v)

Category of the Proposal: Mining
2. Legal status of forest land proposed for diversion
S. No. DivisionForest Land(ha.)Legal Status
1Salem5.62Reserved Forest
Total 5.62
Division 1. : Salem
3. District wise area to be diverted in the division
S. No. DistrictArea(ha.)
1Salem5.62
Total5.62
4. Details of Vegetation available in the forest land proposed for diversion
 (i) Density of vegetation
S. No. Area(in ha.)Density Eco-Class
15.620.4Eco 3
Total. 5.62


(ii) Species-wise local/scientific names and girth-wise enumeration of trees at FRL
S. No. Scientific Name Local Name (0-30)cm. (31-60)cm. (61-90)cm. (91-120)cm. (121-150)cm. (>150)cm.
NIL
5. Working plan prescription for the forest land proposed for diversion : NIL
6. Brief note on vulnerability of the forest area to erosion : The area is already leased out for quarrying Black Granite. The area is a barren hillock and is not vulnerable for soil erosion.
7. Approximate distance of the proposed site for diversion from boundary of forest(in km.) : 0.3
8. Significance of the forest land proposed for diversion from wildlife point of view
 (i). Details of wildlife present in and around the forest land proposed for diversion : Nil
 (ii). Whether forms part of national park, wildlife sanctuary, biosphere reserve,tiger reserve, elephant corridor, wildlife migration corridor etc. : No
 (iii). Whether the forest land proposed for diversion is located within eco-sensitive zone(ESZ) of the Protected Area notified under Wildlife(Protection) Act,1972 (Note: In case, ESZ of a Protected Area is not notified,then,10kms distance from boundary of the Protected Area should be treated as ESZ): No
 (iv). Whether any national park, wildlife sanctuary, biosphere reserve, tiger reserve, elephant corridor, wildlife migration corridor etc., is located within 1 Km. from boundary of the forest land proposed for diversion : No
 (v). Whether any rare/endangered/unique species of flora and fauna found in the area : No
9. Details of any protected archaeological/heritage site/defence establishment or any other important monument located in the area, if any
 (i). Whether any protected archaeological/heritage site/defence establishment or any other important monument is located in the area : No
10. Comment as to the reasonability of the extent of the forest land proposed for diversion
 (i). Whether the requirement of forest land as proposed by the user agency is unavoidable and bare minimum for the project : Yes
11. Details of violation(s), if any ,committed
 (i). Whether any work in violation of the Act or guidelines issued under the Act has been carried out : No
12. Whether work in violation is still in progres(Yes/No) : NIL
13. Details of compensatory afforestation scheme
Patch wise details for Degraded Area (To be earmarked by DFO)
(i). Total Financial Outlay for C.A(lacs):
Patch Wise Details
S.no Patch No.Area(ha.)Name of PF/RFRangeCompartment NoUploaded KML file of patch
NO Data

Additional information Details
S. No. DocumentsRemarks
1

14. District Profile
S.no District NameGeographical area of the district (in ha.)Forest area of the district (in ha.)Total forest area diverted since 1980 (in ha.)No. of Approved CasesForest Land including penal C.A. (in ha.)Progress of compensatory afforestation as on(date)A) Forest land (in ha.)B) Non-forest land (in ha.)
1Salem524500124151357.9325478.1531/01/201968.06424.29
15. Site inspection report of the DFO/CCF/Nodal Officer highlighting important facts pertaining to the forest land
Division NameCircleSite inspected ByWhether site inspectedNo. of times site visited Site inspection reportDate of visit
SalemSalemDFOYesOne16/03/2019
 SalemCFYesOne03/04/2019
(Specific recommendation of the DFO/CCF/Nodal Officer with(Part II,III & Part IV))
16. Specific recommendation of the DFO/CCF/Nodal Officer for acceptance or otherwise of the proposal with reason
DivisionCircleRecommendation ByRecommendationReasonLetter Whether CF agreed
SalemSalemDFO RecommendedThe area was already diverted for quarrying Black Granite with the approval of the Govt. of India which is valid up to 09.06.2019. The quarrying in the area is already in operation and the valuable Granite is being removed from the area which is giving revenue to the Tamil Nadu Sate as the TAMIN ie, User Agency is a Govt. undertaking. Since, the area was already diverted and there is no violation of Forest Conservation Act 1980 and there is no involvement of Tree felling etc,. Hence, it is recommended for Renewal of the existing lease by diversion of 5.62 Ha. of Forest land in Palamalai Reserve Forests
SalemCF RecommendedThe diversion of 5.62 Ha. is an existing lease which was leased out to the TAMIN with the approval of the Govt. of India under Forest Conservation Act 1980 which is valid up to 09.06.2019. The User Agency has already opened the area for quarrying of Black Granite stone for more than 20 years. There is no rare/ endangered/ unique species of flora and fauna found in this area. The road leading to the mining area is not maintained and requires proper maintenance to avoid sedimentation of dust in nearby Forest area. Further, the waste excavated materials are dumped in a improper manner. It should be stacked in a proper manner so that after mining operation is completed, it is easy for reclamation of the mining area. As the TAMIN ie, User Agency is a Govt. of Tamil Nadu under taking which contributing to economic and social welfare of the society and accordingly I recommend this proposal for renewal Diversion of the existing lease to an extent of 5.62 Ha for another 10 years Yes
Nodal Officer RecommendedSince the area was already diverted and there are no violations by the User Agency, the renewal of lease by diverting 5.62 ha forest land is recommended.
Specific recommendation of the State Government(Part V)
17. Specific recommendation of the State Government for acceptance or otherwise of the proposal with reason ( Part V)
StateRecommendation ByRecommendationRecommendation DateRemarksSigning AuthorityNotificationRecommendation Letter
Tamil NaduState SecretaryRecommended02/07/2019 Recommended for a period of ten yearsState Govt. OfficerNo Data