PART-II
(To be filled by the concerned Deputy Conservator of Forest)
State Serial No. of proposal : TN-050/2022
1. Location of the project/Scheme : Tamil Nadu
 (i) State / Union Territory : Tamil Nadu  (ii) District : Chengalpattu  (iii) Forest Division : Chengalpattu,Kancheepuram  (iv) Area of forest land proposed for diversion (in ha.) : 0.536  (v)

Category of the Proposal: Road
2. Legal status of forest land proposed for diversion
S. No. DivisionForest Land(ha.)Legal Status
1Chengalpattu,Kancheepuram0.536Reserved Forest
Total 0.536
Division 1. : Chengalpattu,Kancheepuram
3. District wise area to be diverted in the division
S. No. DistrictArea(ha.)
1Chengalpattu0.536
Total0.536
4. Details of Vegetation available in the forest land proposed for diversion
 (i) Density of vegetation
S. No. Area(in ha.)Density Eco-Class
10.5360.4Eco 3
Total. 0.536


(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.
1Muntingia CalaburaThenchittu010000
2NeemNeem001100
3Cassia FistulaMayilakonnai120000
4Cassia SiameaThagarakonnai430000
5Gliricidia MaculataGlycidia200000
6Albezzia LabbeckKattuvagai000110
Total 7 61 21 0
Sub Total (No of Trees.) 17


5. Working plan prescription for the forest land proposed for diversion : NIL
6. Brief note on vulnerability of the forest area to erosion : There is no erosion
7. Approximate distance of the proposed site for diversion from boundary of forest(in km.) : 0.10
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 : The vegetation of the area is described as ‘Vandalur Scrub’ and is dominated by thorny shrubs and hardy species. Though the Nanmangalam Reserved Forest has remarkable biodiversity – comprising of about 442 Nos species of plants, 100-125 species of birds, 40 species of butterflies, 15-20 species of amphibians and reptiles, 15-20 species of dragonflies and damselflies etc., the construction of Grade Separator in the proposed forest area shall not affect the movement of birds and other species mentioned above. The RF or any portion of the proposed area is neither forming a part of National Park, Wildlife Sanctuary, Biosphere reserve and Wildlife Migration Corridor nor forming a part of Eco-Sensitive Zone of any Protected Area notified under Wildlife Protection Act 1972.
 (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): 18.43
Patch Wise Details
S.no Patch No.Area(ha.)Name of PF/RFRangeCompartment NoUploaded KML file of patch
111.072Gudalur RFTambaram1    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 grade seprator details map
2 Site Suitability

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.)
1Chengalpattu43933723011.99.1165.9052771.18.331/03/201850.002223.302
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
 ChennaiCFYesOne21/03/2023
Chengalpattu,KancheepuramChennaiDFOYesOne23/11/2022
(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
Chengalpattu,KancheepuramChennaiDFO RecommendedThe proposed area has been inspected by me on 23.11.2022 along with Forest Range Officer and staff of Tambaram Range. The proposal is a linear project and its passes through the Nanmangalam Reserved Forest of Tambaram Range, Chennai Forest Division of about 0.536 Ha area in total, which includes 0.293 ha area under Nanmangalam RF of Tambaram Range and 0.243 ha Forest area under the control of Quaid e milleth Education Trust. Nanmangalam Reserved Forest has been declared under section 16 of the Tamilnadu Forest Act vide G.O.931 dated 18.11.1890. The vegetation of the area is described as ‘Vandalur Scrub’ and is dominated by thorny shrubs and hardy species. Though the Nanmangalam Reserved Forest has remarkable biodiversity – comprising of about 442 Nos species of plants, 100 125 species of birds, 40 species of butterflies, 15 20 species of amphibians and reptiles, 15 20 species of dragonflies and damselflies etc., the construction of Grade Separator in the proposed forest area shall not affect the movement of birds and other species mentioned above. The RF or any portion of the proposed area is neither forming a part of National Park, Wildlife Sanctuary, Biosphere reserve and Wildlife Migration Corridor nor forming a part of Eco Sensitive Zone of any Protected Area notified under Wildlife Protection Act 1972. Further, the forest area proposed for diversion under F C Act lies adjacent to the sub urban residential areas and hence there is no specialized habitat breeding ground/nesting area for any faunal species including avi fauna and hence there is no disturbance for any form of wildlife. Since, the proposed project is of national importance with the intention to provide better transport facilities to the inhabitants of the city and it is also ascertained that there is no alternative route available for this project and there is no sufficient Right of Way available with Highway, the diversion of proposed Forest area 0.536 ha the barest minimum forest area in Nanmangalam RF has been taken into consideration. Further, the project proponent has agreed to pay the Net Present Value of the above Forest land and has also given the undertaking to bear the cost to be incurred towards felling of standing trees 17 Nos and its transportation during formation of Grade Separator under the said project as well as cost involved towards Compensatory Afforestation. Taking into consideration of the facts stated above, I recommend the proposal submitted by the user agency, Divisional Engineer Highways for diversion of the Forest land 0.536 ha in Nanmangalam RF.
ChennaiCF RecommendedNanmangalam RF Tambaram Range Chennai Division.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 SecretaryRecommended08/01/2024Proposal is forwarding to GoI for obtaining their concurrence.State Govt. OfficerNo Data
17. Stage-I Clearance Report
Regional OfficeRecommendation ByMoEF File No.Date of Stage-I ClearanceClearance Letter
ChennaiRegional Office4-TNB117/2024-CHN04/04/2024
23. Stage-II Clearance Details
Proposal No.Date of Stage-II ClearanceProposal StatusClearance Letter
FP/TN/ROAD/155502/2022Approved In-PrincipleNo Data