PART-II
(To be filled by the concerned Deputy Conservator of Forest)
State Serial No. of proposal : TN-068/2019
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.) : 0.022  (v)

Category of the Proposal: Others
2. Legal status of forest land proposed for diversion
S. No. DivisionForest Land(ha.)Legal Status
1Theni0.011Reserved Forest
2Theni0.011Section 4
Total 0.022
Division 1. : Theni
3. District wise area to be diverted in the division
S. No. DistrictArea(ha.)
1Theni0.022
Total0.022
4. Details of Vegetation available in the forest land proposed for diversion
 (i) Density of vegetation
S. No. Area(in ha.)Density Eco-Class
10.0220Eco 3
Total. 0.022


(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 : Nil
7. Approximate distance of the proposed site for diversion from boundary of forest(in km.) : 0.0003
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): 0
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
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  324230.205106068.57194.6752261.1531/03/202124.54127.65
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
TheniMaduraiDFOYesOne16/03/2021
 MaduraiCFYesOne24/06/2021
(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 project for diversion of 0.022Ha forest land is Valkaradu Reserved Forest and Paramasivan Kovil Reserved Land of Theni Range 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 as it is 0.373 km along the existing road side from Bus Stand to Sivaji Nagar across Valkaradu RF and 0.365 km along existing road side from Bus Stand to District Collector Office,Theni. The District Collector has certified 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 0.022Ha. of forest land may be permitted.
MaduraiCF Recommended The underground OFC has proposed to be laid 0.373 km along the right side of the existing road from Theni new bus stand to Shivaji Nagar across Valkaradu RF and 0.365 km Theni new bus stand to District Collector s office across Paramasivan Koilkaradu RL. the proposed width of the trench is 0.30 m and depth of the trench is 1.20 m. There is no felling of trees involved in this proposal hence the diversion of forest land to an extent of 0.022 ha. may be considered.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 SecretaryRecommended25/01/2022Recommended for 20 yearsState Govt. OfficerNo Data
17. Stage-I Clearance Report
Regional OfficeRecommendation ByMoEF File No.Date of Stage-I ClearanceClearance Letter
ChennaiRegional Office4-TNB079/2022-CHN 24/02/2022
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/41287/2019OTHERS41287201970037000037000006 Dec 2022811350Union Bank Of IndiaNEFT/RTGS (Challan)
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/41287/201912 May 2023No DataNon forest land not insisted
21. Compliance Details Submitted by User Agency
Proposal No.Compliance Details submitted on(Date)Uploaded Letter
FP/TN/Others/41287/201912 May 2023
22. Compliance Details Verified by Nodal Officer
Proposal No.RemarksVerified DateUploaded Letter
FP/TN/Others/41287/2019Request for Stage-II final approval.13 Oct 2023
23. Stage-II Clearance Details
Proposal No.Date of Stage-II ClearanceProposal StatusClearance Letter
FP/TN/Others/41287/2019Approved In-PrincipleNo Data