(To be filled by the concerned Deputy Conservator of Forest)
State Serial No. of proposal : TN-012/2021
1. Location of the project/Scheme : Tamil Nadu
 (i) State / Union Territory : Tamil Nadu  (ii) District : Erode  (iii) Forest Division : Sathyamangalam  (iv) Area of forest land proposed for diversion (in ha.) : 4.478  (v)

Category of the Proposal: Road
2. Legal status of forest land proposed for diversion
S. No. DivisionForest Land(ha.)Legal Status
1Sathyamangalam4.478Reserved Forest
Total 4.478
Division 1. : Sathyamangalam
3. District wise area to be diverted in the division
S. No. DistrictArea(ha.)
4. Details of Vegetation available in the forest land proposed for diversion
 (i) Density of vegetation
S. No. Area(in ha.)Density Eco-Class
14.47855Eco 3
Total. 4.478

(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.
1Holoptelia integrifoliaAayan040000
2Terminalia ChebulaKadukkai162210
3Diasporus MelanoxylonKarumakilam6121200
4Albezzia LabbeckPeru vagai001003
5Ficus benghalensisAlamaram000110
6Albezzia AmaraUsil000210
7Cassia FistulaSarakonnai781000
8Sepandus EmerginatusPulipuchai120001
9Terminalia bellericaThani001000
10Tamarindus indicusPuliya maram020001
11Zizyphus XylopyrusKattu Elanthai1112000
12Kala JamunNaval001000
13Pterocarpus Marsupiumvengai002401
14Ixora ParvifloraSulunthu22250000
15Albzzia Spp.Sela Vegai010000
16Bauhinia ParvifloraAathi011100
17Zizyphus JujubaYellande100110
18Feronia ElephantumVilamaram028302
19Prasophis sinereriaVanni002861
20OthersAdukku vagai012161531
25OthersKattu Rosa3141000
27OthersMankombu 076210
29OthersNuna maram001000
Total 153 421129 5917 15
Sub Total (No of Trees.) 794

5. Working plan prescription for the forest land proposed for diversion : As per Tiger Conservation plan, the forest lands form the part of Core Area of tiger reserve and it is part of Chamrajanagar-muduhalli-thalamalai Elephant corridor that need to be protected and conserved. It mentions roads are major threats which are responsible for Habitat fragmentation and road kills including the big cats. It's major focus is to stop/limit the forest fragmentation and forest degradation.
6. Brief note on vulnerability of the forest area to erosion : It will completely squeeze and isolate 142 Ha of STR and a bigger part of forest area of BRT between 2 roads. The habitat fragmentation and degradation will enhance vulnerability.
7. Approximate distance of the proposed site for diversion from boundary of forest(in km.) : 0.0
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 : 3 tiger,1 leopard, 98 elephant, 17 sambar, 537 spotted deer, 24 indian gaur, 4 mouse deer, 12 porcupine, 2 barking deer,1 sloth bear, 8 mangoose are either present or using this forest area as per last camera trap and wildlife census data.
 (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 : The proposed project pass through core area of Tiger reserve and one elephant corridor i.e. chamrajnagar-muduhalli-thalamalai passes through it whereas another elephant corridor Chamarajnagar-Thalamalai at Punjur is located very nearby. The forest area is rich of biodiversity including both fauna and flora. The Impact area comes around 5200 Ha for Elephants and 3800 ha for tiger since both are long ranging animals. Immediate impact will be completely isolation of 142 Ha of STR which may be detrimental to wildlife since movement will be halted or limited across the road due to higher traffic. The adverse impacts are (1) isolation of already fragmented habitat , (2) Increased Human wildlife conflict due to fragmentation , (3) It may Increase road kills due to higher vehicular movement , (4) It may affect seasonal migration of wildlife thus limiting gene pool and loss of libido , (5) Due to noise , light and other pollutants the avifauna and nocturnal species might be affected badly due to loss of tranquility and difficulties in navigation, (6) It may cause more human indued forest fires, increased solid and plastic waste, contamination of fodder/water/saltlick sources, (7) It may change constitution of habitat and crop diversity
 (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 : The BILIGIRI RANGANATHASWAMY TEMPLE TIGER RESERVE, Karanataka is located within 1 from the boundary of the forest land it shares the boundary with Sathyamangalam Tiger reserve. Both Tiger reserve give contiguous connectivity too habitat of wildlife and hosts two notified elephant corridor nearby. There impact will be similar as listed for Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve
 (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): 195.6
Patch Wise Details Patch No.Area(ha.)Name of PF/RFRangeCompartment NoUploaded KML file of patch
118.956GuthiyalathurHassanurchikananthi beat    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
1 Total compensatory afforestation details has been submitted with respect to Hasanur Forest Division.

14. District Profile 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.)
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
(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
SathyamangalamErodeDFO Not-RecommendedThe justification of Non Recommendation is mentioned in the PDF file.
ErodeCF Not-RecommendedAs per directions of the Honorable Madras High Court in W. P. No. 1830/2022, the speed restriction on NH 209 now NH 948 passing through the Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve is 30 kilometres per hour in the plain area and 20 kilometres per hour in the Ghat road area. Similarly, the Honorable High Court of Madras, prohibited 12 wheel or more wheel vehicles from using the NH 209 road that passes through Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve. The Honorable Court has also restricted the entry of vehicles carrying loads in excess of 16.2 tonnes, including the vehicle s weight. As a result of the implementation of the High Court Order, the commercial vehicle fleet has been substantially reduced to 60–65 percent. The existing road facilities are more than adequate to accommodate the current vehicle traffic. Yes
Nodal Officer Not-RecommendedNot Recommended