PART-II
(To be filled by the concerned Deputy Conservator of Forest)
State Serial No. of proposal : TN-037/2019
1. Location of the project/Scheme : Tamil Nadu
 (i) State / Union Territory : Tamil Nadu  (ii) District : The Nilgiris  (iii) Forest Division : DD, Udhagai  (iv) Area of forest land proposed for diversion (in ha.) : 0.426  (v)

Category of the Proposal: Others
2. Legal status of forest land proposed for diversion
S. No. DivisionForest Land(ha.)Legal Status
1DD, Udhagai0.426Reserved Forest
Total 0.426
Division 1. : DD, Udhagai
3. District wise area to be diverted in the division
S. No. DistrictArea(ha.)
1The Nilgiris0.426
Total0.426
4. Details of Vegetation available in the forest land proposed for diversion
 (i) Density of vegetation
S. No. Area(in ha.)Density Eco-Class
10.4260.3Eco 3
Total. 0.426


(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.
1Tectona GrandisTeak000000
Total 0 00 00 0
Sub Total (No of Trees.) 0


5. Working plan prescription for the forest land proposed for diversion : The Forest land is managed as per Tiger Conservation Plan as per guidelines of of National Tiger Conservation Authority
6. Brief note on vulnerability of the forest area to erosion : Slope grading of the site in question is less than 33%. Therefore forest area will not be affected by soil erosion.
7. Approximate distance of the proposed site for diversion from boundary of forest(in km.) : 0.00
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 : Tiger, Panther, Elephants, wild dog, Gaur, Spotted Deer, Sambar, Sloth bear, Hyena etc.,
 (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 : Yes, the area forms part of Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary (part of Mudumalai Tiger Reserve-Core area). However, there would be no negative impact is anticipated in lieu of this project.
 (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 : No negative impact is involved due to the project.
 (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): 0.00
Patch Wise Details
S.no Patch No.Area(ha.)Name of PF/RFRangeCompartment NoUploaded KML file of patch
NO Data
(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
1 The cross section of the trench proposed by the user agency may be adopted

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.)
1The Nilgiris25529045005.82200031/01/202000
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
DD, UdhagaiMTR, UdhagaiDFOYesOne03/07/2019
 MTR, UdhagaiCFYesOne01/10/2019
(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
DD, UdhagaiMTR, UdhagaiDFO RecommendedThis project is for laying optical fiber cable to improve communication with 4G facility at National Level. This proposal is for laying the OFC cable from Theppakadu via Masinagudi to Moyar passing Mudumalai Tiger Reserve so as to ensure connectivity with the other areas. The people from all over India would be benefited on completion of this project and is to effect on the operational capabilities for the development of the Nation the project is justified. Hence the proposal is recommended.
MTR, UdhagaiCF RecommendedThe project will help in connectivity and data transfer which will go a long way in the development of the society. The project lies within the public right of way admitted without felling of trees. Based on my field inspection report, the proposal is recommended subject to usual terms and conditions of the Government of India and other conditions mentioned in my recommendation.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 SecretaryRecommended11/10/2022The Government have accepted the proposal for diversion of 0.426 ha. of forest land in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve for laying of underground Optical Fibre Cable from Theppakkadu to Moyar via Masinagudi passing through Mudumalai Tiger Reserve Core Zone in the Nilgiris District in favour of M/s. Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, Chennai, for a period of 20 years, under section 2 of Forest Conservation Act, 1980 subject to certain conditions.State Govt. OfficerNo Data
17. Stage-I Clearance Report
Regional OfficeRecommendation ByMoEF File No.Date of Stage-I ClearanceClearance Letter
ChennaiRegional Office4-TNB095/2022-CHN 31/10/2022
18. Payment made by User Agency
Proposal No.Application No.Total Amount (Rs.)Recieved Amount (Rs.)Transaction DateTransaction IDBank NameMode of PaymentUploaded Demand Letter
FP/TN/Others/24406/2017OTHERS2440620176282040071204007118 May 2023952275Union Bank Of IndiaNEFT/RTGS (Challan)
FP/TN/Others/24406/2017OTHERS24406201753830000001 Jan 1900
19. Uploaded Status of Land to be transferred to Forest Department under FCA (Mutation Details) : No
20. Mutation Details Verified By Nodal Officer
Proposal No.Verified DateMutation LetterRemarks
FP/TN/Others/24406/201715 Jun 2023No DataNon forest CA land not insisted
21. Compliance Details Submitted by User Agency
Proposal No.Compliance Details submitted on(Date)Uploaded Letter
FP/TN/Others/24406/201719 Sep 2023
23. Stage-II Clearance Details
Proposal No.Date of Stage-II ClearanceProposal StatusClearance Letter
FP/TN/Others/24406/2017Approved In-PrincipleNo Data