PART-II
(To be filled by the concerned Deputy Conservator of Forest)
State Serial No. of proposal : TN-034/2022
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.) : 0.045  (v)

Category of the Proposal: Optical Fibre Cable
2. Legal status of forest land proposed for diversion
S. No. DivisionForest Land(ha.)Legal Status
1Theni0.011Reserved Forest
2Theni0.015Section 26
3Theni0.019Section 4
Total 0.045
Division 1. : Theni
3. District wise area to be diverted in the division
S. No. DistrictArea(ha.)
1Theni0.045
Total0.045
4. Details of Vegetation available in the forest land proposed for diversion
 (i) Density of vegetation
S. No. Area(in ha.)Density Eco-Class
10.0450.4Eco 3
Total. 0.045


(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.) : 0.001
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 : reptilian fauna
 (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): 1.55
Patch Wise Details
S.no Patch No.Area(ha.)Name of PF/RFRangeCompartment NoUploaded KML file of patch
111.00ParamasivankovilKaradu RFTheni1    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  324230.20510908494.7192461.75831/07/202224.54127.65
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
TheniMaduraiDFOYesOne20/07/2022
 MaduraiCFYesOne14/12/2022
(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 RecommendedThe project for diversion of 0.045Ha forest land is in Pinnathevanpatti RL, Ammapuram Bit – II RF, Paramasivankovil Karadu RL and Valkaradu RF of Theni Forest Division and it doesn’t fall in Eco Sensitive Zone ESZ of Megamalai and Kodaikanal Wildlife Sanctuaries and also does not falls under Ecologically Sensitive Area ESA . Proposed site doesn’t have any important monuments / heritage site and is devoid of vegetation and the District Collector has certified that there is no alternate non forest land, the User Agency has not carried out any work in violation of provisions of Forest Conservation Act, 1980. Since the project aims to provide improvement of Communication infrastructure and Hon’ble Prime Ministers vision of Digital India, the diversion of 0.045Ha. of forest land may be permitted.
MaduraiCF RecommendedThe proposed underground OFC is proposed to pass through Valkaradu RF, Paramasivan Kovil Karadu RF, Ammapuram Bit 1&2, Pinnathevanpatti RL to a length of 1800m, and width of 0.25m and in depth 2m. Recommended, for diversion of 540 m2 0.054 Ha as the width may be increased to 30 cms from 25cms as the OFC cable is proposed to be laid underground and no tree felling is involved. Yes
Nodal Officer RecommendedRecommended
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 SecretaryRecommended13/03/2024For obtaining concurrence.State Govt. OfficerNo Data
17. Stage-I Clearance Report
Regional OfficeRecommendation ByMoEF File No.Date of Stage-I ClearanceClearance Letter
ChennaiRegional Office4-TNB121/2024-CHN04/04/2024
23. Stage-II Clearance Details
Proposal No.Date of Stage-II ClearanceProposal StatusClearance Letter
FP/TN/OFC/38837/2019Approved In-PrincipleNo Data