(To be filled by the concerned Deputy Conservator of Forest)
State Serial No. of proposal : TN-055/2020
1. Location of the project/Scheme : Tamil Nadu
 (i) State / Union Territory : Tamil Nadu  (ii) District : The Nilgiris  (iii) Forest Division : Nilgiris North  (iv) Area of forest land proposed for diversion (in ha.) : 0.36  (v)

Category of the Proposal: Road
2. Legal status of forest land proposed for diversion
S. No. DivisionForest Land(ha.)Legal Status
1Nilgiris North0.225Reserved Forest
Total 0.225
Division 1. : Nilgiris North
3. District wise area to be diverted in the division
S. No. DistrictArea(ha.)
1The Nilgiris0.225
4. Details of Vegetation available in the forest land proposed for diversion
 (i) Density of vegetation
S. No. Area(in ha.)Density Eco-Class
10.10.15Eco 1
Total. 0.1

(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.
1Misc. SpeciesWattle035351
2Eucalyptusblue gum000101
3Misc. SpeciesAcacia melanoxylon001002
4Misc. Speciesshola species031000
5Misc. SpeciesCupressus002011
Total 0 69 46 5
Sub Total (No of Trees.) 30

5. Working plan prescription for the forest land proposed for diversion : The Forest land is managed as per Working plan
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 affected by the soil erosion
7. Approximate distance of the proposed site for diversion from boundary of forest(in km.) : 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 : Indian gaur sambar deer wild boar Indian porcupine barking deer black naped hare Malabar giant squirrel
 (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 entire Nilgiris Forest Division is coming under Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve, But there would be no negative impact is anticipated in lieu of this project kind of impact
 (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): 2717870
Patch Wise Details Patch No.Area(ha.)Name of PF/RFRangeCompartment NoUploaded KML file of patch
111.08Wenlockdowns RFUdhagaiNorth872    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 Query reply letter Ref.No 4836/2010/D dated 28.06.2022
2 Wildlife mitigation plan
3 Covering letter Regarding query reply

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.)
1The Nilgiris255201.65131984.20168.2651179.6931/01/2022118.3482.59
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
Nilgiris NorthCoimbatoreDFOYesOne04/09/2021
(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
Nilgiris NorthCoimbatoreDFO RecommendedThe User Agency, M/s Total Environment habitats Private Limited, 4/41, Thuneri main road, GCP Doddabetta, Udhagamandalam, has submitted the proposal for forming an access road for Resort construction in Doddabetta, for diversion of 0.36 Hectares of Forest land in SF.No. 632 of Onnathalai Beat, Denadcombai Section, Udhagai Rural Extension I Reserved Forests of Udhagai North Range of Nilgiris Forest Division. The area of the proposed project has been inspected by me along with the Forest Range Officer, Udhagai North Range on 04.09.2021 with the relevant records. Although user agency has applied for 0.36 ha area, access road for the length of 250m and width of 9m for an extent of 0.225 Ha through forest land is sufficient. This proposal is scrutinized with the existing directives of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and provisions of Forest Conservation Act 1980, the proposed project for an area of 0.225 ha is recommended with following conditions. 1. User agency shall submit human wildlife conflict mitigation plan . 2. User agency shall submit waste disposal action plan 3. User agency shall get permission for felling of spontaneously grown 17 wattle trees, 2 blue gum trees, 3 Acacia melanoxylon, 4 cupressus and 4 shola trees Quinine,Glochidion neilgherrense . 4. The project should be completed within a period of six months from the date of approval. 5. No breaking of fresh land should be carried out other than the permission sought for. 6. No chemicals / explosives should be used. 7. Unwanted materials should not be dumped inside the reserve. 8. Adequate precautions should be taken to avoid any damage to flora and fauna and should take sole responsibility for any loss in this regard. 9. The work should be carried out only form 8.00 AM to 6.00 PM and well informed to the concerned Forest Range Officer in this regard to the daily commencement, progress and completion of the work. 10. Existing ban orders issued by the appropriate authority will be applicable. 11. Movement of wildlife should not be disturbed. 12. No materials should be collected from the forest area 13. No labour camp/cooking is allowed inside the reserved forest. 14. Any other condition that may be imposed from time to time for the Protection of improvement to flora and fauna in the forest area shall be applicable. 15. Monthly report of compliance of the conditions stipulated should be furnished to the District Forest Officer, Nilgiris Forest Division.
CoimbatoreCF RecommendedThis access road has already been utilized by the user agency with a permission of District Forest Officer, Nilgiris on annual lease basis. Now the user agency applied for using the road permanently. Based on the report of the District Forest Officer the proposal is justifiedYes
Nodal Officer RecommendedRecommended