PART-II
(To be filled by the concerned Deputy Conservator of Forest)
State Serial No. of proposal : TN-038/2022
1. Location of the project/Scheme : Tamil Nadu
 (i) State / Union Territory : Tamil Nadu  (ii) District : Coimbatore  (iii) Forest Division : Coimbatore  (iv) Area of forest land proposed for diversion (in ha.) : 4.85  (v)

Category of the Proposal: Sub Station
2. Legal status of forest land proposed for diversion
S. No. DivisionForest Land(ha.)Legal Status
1Coimbatore4.85Reserved Forest
Total 4.85
Division 1. : Coimbatore
3. District wise area to be diverted in the division
S. No. DistrictArea(ha.)
1Coimbatore4.85
Total4.85
4. Details of Vegetation available in the forest land proposed for diversion
 (i) Density of vegetation
S. No. Area(in ha.)Density Eco-Class
14.850.5Eco 1
Total. 4.85


(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.
1Diasporus MelanoxylonVakkanai001000
2Erythrina IndicaMuruki0021500
3Alstonia Scholarispaalai000001
4Holoptelia integrifoliaAyamaram002000
5Otherspethy000001
6Tamarindus IndicaPuli000104
7Otherschilaan000001
8OthersKaarachi000219
9Ailanthus excelsaValgamaram000135
10Zizyphus JujubaElanthai004012
11Azadirachta IndicaVeppamaram021379
12OthersMailkonnare000001
13Ficus RacemosaAthimaram000002
14Othersbuvari000101
15Mangifera IndicaMaamaram0002924
16Artocarpus HeterophyllusPala000214
17Ceiba PentandraElavanpanchu000001
18Psidium GuajavaKattu koiya001000
19Prosophis JulifloraSeemaikaruvel001000
20OthersKodukkapuli000001
21Aegle Marmelosvelvam000010
22Terminalia ChebulaKadukai000123
23Albezzia LabbeckVaagai000001
24Mammea LongifoliaEluppai000010
25Bombax CeibaElavu000001
26OthersKotthan000100
27OthersKatamparam000010
28OthersVanni000010
29Othersvelvel000100
30Thespesia Populeneapuvarasu001100
31Othersporasu0020422
32Couroupita Guianensisvellanagan000243
33Pongamia Pinnatapungan001240
34Emblica OfficianalisNelli000010
Total 0 253 2939 76
Sub Total (No of Trees.) 199


5. Working plan prescription for the forest land proposed for diversion : NIL
6. Brief note on vulnerability of the forest area to erosion : As per the project design provision for retaining wall on filling side and protection wall on cutting side are provided by the User Agency.
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 : Elephant, Leopard, Bear, Spotted deer, Sambhar Deer, Indian Gaur, Wild boar, Reptiles, peacock, 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 : The proposed site falls in Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve. This land was already leased out to Tamil Nadu Electricity Board and hence there may not be much impact on Wildlife.
 (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 proposed site falls in Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve. This land was already leased out to Tamil Nadu Electricity Board and hence there may not be much impact on Wildlife.
 (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): 67.304
Patch Wise Details
S.no Patch No.Area(ha.)Name of PF/RFRangeCompartment NoUploaded KML file of patch
1110Odanthurai RFSirumugai0    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 list of trees to be felled
2 Land suitability Certificate for CA Plantation
3 Reply for the short comings
4 Covering letter
5 SI Sheet - Compensatory Afforestation plantation
6 Raising Nursery - Central Nursery
7 Estimate
8 Degraded forest for CA

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.)
1Coimbatore470244.20109073.04102.7774352466.1631/03/202226.3668.74
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
CoimbatoreCoimbatoreDFOYesOne04/06/2022
(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
CoimbatoreCoimbatoreDFO Recommended1. I inspected the site on 04.6.2022 and found that the proposed non linear area of 4.85 Ha for the improvement of 230 KV substation into 400 KV substation falls within Pillur Slope Reserved Forests, Manar beat, Karamadai Range. 2. The proposed area for diversion does not have any archeological and heritage related monuments. 3. This area was leased out to Tamil Nadu Electricity Board, the same User Agency prior 1961. 4. The project area contains unutilized and damaged Tamil Nadu Electricity Board staff quarters old vehicle shed and consist of 116 Nos of Naturally grown trees and 83 Nos of Planted trees. These 199 trees are enumerated for removal for this project. 5. I recommend that an area of 4.85 Ha. of Forest land in the Pillur Slope Reserved Forests, Manar beat in Karamadai Range of Coimbatore Forest Division may be diverted for the improvement of 230 KV substation into 400 KV substation subject to the following condition. i Permission from the Hon’ble Supreme Court for felling of 116 naturally grown trees. ii Payment of prescribed Net Present Value. iii Payment of Compensatory Afforestation Fund required Estimate enclosed iv Any other conditions stipulated during the process of Forest Conservation Act. v Exploring the possibility of translocation of old trees instead of felling wherever possible.
CoimbatoreCF Recommended The Project of improvement of 230 KV substation into 40 KV substation falls within Pillur Slope Reserved Forests. The project area is 4.85 Ha. The area was leased out to Tamil Nadu Electricity Board, the same User Agency prior 1961. The Project area contains unutilized and damaged Tamil Nadu Electricity Board staff quarters, old vehicle shed and consist of 116 Nos. of Naturally grown trees and 83 planted trees. These 199 trees are enumerated for removal for this project. The proposed are for diversion does not have any archeological and heritage related monuments. Hence, this proposal is recommended subject to the following conditions. i Permission from the Hon ble Supreme Court for felling of Naturally grown trees. ii Exploring the possibility of translocation of old trees instead of felling wherever possible. 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 SecretaryRecommended27/10/2023Forwarding the proposalState Govt. OfficerNo Data
17. Stage-I Clearance Report
Regional OfficeRecommendation ByMoEF File No.Date of Stage-I ClearanceClearance Letter
ChennaiRegional Office4-TNB113/2023-CHN24/11/2023
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/SubStation/149440/2021SUBSTATION14944020215761275000127500028 Mar 2024CNRBR52024032877140387Union Bank Of IndiaNEFT/RTGS (Challan)
FP/TN/SubStation/149440/2021SUBSTATION1494402021755145332101453320019 Feb 2024CNRBR52024021974173108Union 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/SubStation/149440/202126 Feb 2024No DataNo non forest CA land insisted
21. Compliance Details Submitted by User Agency
Proposal No.Compliance Details submitted on(Date)Uploaded Letter
FP/TN/SubStation/149440/202120 Mar 2024
22. Compliance Details Verified by Nodal Officer
Proposal No.RemarksVerified DateUploaded Letter
FP/TN/SubStation/149440/2021Request for stage-II final approval.07 May 2024
23. Stage-II Clearance Details
Proposal No.Date of Stage-II ClearanceProposal StatusClearance Letter
FP/TN/SubStation/149440/2021Approved In-PrincipleNo Data