PART-II
(To be filled by the concerned Deputy Conservator of Forest)
State Serial No. of proposal : TN-059/2021
1. Location of the project/Scheme : Tamil Nadu
 (i) State / Union Territory : Tamil Nadu  (ii) District : Theni    (iii) Forest Division : Theni  (iv) Area of forest land proposed for diversion (in ha.) : 0.193  (v)

Category of the Proposal: Optical Fibre Cable
2. Legal status of forest land proposed for diversion
S. No. DivisionForest Land(ha.)Legal Status
1Theni0.193Reserved Forest
Total 0.193
Division 1. : Theni
3. District wise area to be diverted in the division
S. No. DistrictArea(ha.)
1Theni0.193
Total0.193
4. Details of Vegetation available in the forest land proposed for diversion
 (i) Density of vegetation
S. No. Area(in ha.)Density Eco-Class
10.1930.4Eco 3
Total. 0.193


(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.
1Others000000
Total 0 00 00 0
Sub Total (No of Trees.) 0


5. Working plan prescription for the forest land proposed for diversion : The Proposed area falls under the Following Working Circle:- 1) Bio-diversity Conservation Working Circle 2) JFM cum Eco-restoration Working Circle 3)Forest Consolidation Working Circle 4) Wildlife Management Working circle
6. Brief note on vulnerability of the forest area to erosion : Nil
7. Approximate distance of the proposed site for diversion from boundary of forest(in km.) : 0
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 : Lion Tail Macaque
 (ii). Whether forms part of national park, wildlife sanctuary, biosphere reserve,tiger reserve, elephant corridor, wildlife migration corridor etc. : Yes
  Details and comments on the impact of Project on such areas : Part of the proposed area (i.e) 1.30 km falls within the Tiger Corridor, since the location falls within the side of existing National Highway Road there will not be any negative impact if the project executed.
 (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 : Yes
  Details and comments on the impact of Project on such areas : Srivilliputhur Megamalai Tiger Reserve, Megamalai Division, Theni is located around 20m from the proposed location and since the proposed Project is adjacent to the National Highway and the area proposed to be diverted is only 0.193 Ha. there will not be any negative impact.
 (v). Whether any rare/endangered/unique species of flora and fauna found in the area : Yes
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): 6.21
Patch Wise Details
S.no Patch No.Area(ha.)Name of PF/RFRangeCompartment NoUploaded KML file of patch
111.00Suranganar RFCumban WestVillage No.2    View file
(ii). Copy of CA scheme details: (iii). Scanned copy of the Geo-referenced map of the forest land proposed for C.A. prepared by using DGPS or Total Station: (iv). Copy of Survey of India Toposheet indicating boundary of forest land proposed for C.A.:
 (V). Copy of NOC from Competent Authority :

Additional information Details
S. No. DocumentsRemarks
NIL

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.)
1Theni  324230.205106068.57194.6752261.75828/02/202224.54127.65
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
TheniMaduraiDFOYesThree16/11/2021,04/01/2022,02/03/2022
 MaduraiCFYesOne09-03-2022
(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
TheniMaduraiDFO Recommended• The proposal for laying of underground Optic Fiber Cable for an area of 0.193 Ha in Cumbum west range, Suranganar beat and Kumili beat, Suranganar Reserved Forest is bare minimum and unavoidable. • The proposed area does not fall in eco sensitive zone of Megamalai and Kodaikanal Wildlife Sanctuaries. • The proposed area does not fall in Eco sensitive Area ESA . • Part of the proposed area i.e., 1.30km falls within the Tiger Corridor as per the file available in the website of the National Tiger Conservation Authority, www.ntca.gov.in. The corridor connects the Mathikettan Shola National Park and Periyar National Park, in the state of Kerala. • The project aims at providing improvement of communication facilities under the Hon’ble Prime Ministers vision of Digital India. Hence the proposed area involving a diversion of 0.193 H a of forest area for non forestry purpose may be permitted.
MaduraiCF RecommendedThere is no tree felling is required for carrying out this proposal. The proposed forest area doesn’t fall in any of the Eco Sensitive Zone, Wildlife Sanctuary, National park, Heritage Site and Tiger Reserve. Based on the recommendation of the District Forest Officer, Theni, the diversion of forest land to an extent of 0.193Ha in Suranganar Reserved Forest of Cumbum West Range in Theni Forest Division is recommended.Yes
Nodal Officer RecommendedRecommeded for 20 years
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 SecretaryRecommended18/11/2023RecommendedState Govt. OfficerNo Data
17. Stage-I Clearance Report
Regional OfficeRecommendation ByMoEF File No.Date of Stage-I ClearanceClearance Letter
ChennaiRegional OfficeF.No. 4-TNB115/2023-CHN07/12/2023
23. Stage-II Clearance Details
Proposal No.Date of Stage-II ClearanceProposal StatusClearance Letter
FP/TN/OFC/116522/2020Approved In-PrincipleNo Data