PART-II
(To be filled by the concerned Deputy Conservator of Forest)
State Serial No. of proposal : TN-058/2022
1. Location of the project/Scheme : Tamil Nadu
 (i) State / Union Territory : Tamil Nadu  (ii) District : Krishnagiri  (iii) Forest Division : Hosur  (iv) Area of forest land proposed for diversion (in ha.) : 0.9856  (v)

Category of the Proposal: Transmission Line
2. Legal status of forest land proposed for diversion
S. No. DivisionForest Land(ha.)Legal Status
1Hosur0.9856Forest by dictionary meaning
Total 0.9856
Division 1. : Hosur
3. District wise area to be diverted in the division
S. No. DistrictArea(ha.)
1Krishnagiri0.9856
Total0.9856
4. Details of Vegetation available in the forest land proposed for diversion
 (i) Density of vegetation
S. No. Area(in ha.)Density Eco-Class
10.98560.25Eco 3
Total. 0.9856


(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.
1Others000000
Total 0 00 00 0
Sub Total (No of Trees.) 0


5. Working plan prescription for the forest land proposed for diversion : NIL
6. Brief note on vulnerability of the forest area to erosion : It is a linear project and there will not be possibilities of soil erosion.
7. Approximate distance of the proposed site for diversion from boundary of forest(in km.) : 2.10
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 : Occasional / Seasonal movement of Elephant found
 (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 area is not part of any notified Wildlife Corridor. But, the proposed diversion area is seasonally and occasionally used by the Elephants. The distance from the nearest boundary of the sanctuary (Cauvery North Wildlife Sanctuary) to this proposed area is at about 2.10 km, and there is seasonal and occasional movement of elephants noticed from the sanctuary area to the proposed area and around for crop raid. There is also a railway line passing close to the proposed diversion area at a distance of nearly 2.00 km for a length of nearly 10km. The railway line is located between Cauvery North Wildlife Sanctuary and proposed area. In the year 2003 and 2013, totally 7 number of elephants died due to train hit in this railway stretch.
 (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 : In 1.00km radius of proposed diversion area, there is no any notified Wildlife Corridor. But, the proposed diversion area is seasonally and occasionally used by the Elephants to a radius of more than 5.00km from the proposed diversion area for seasonal crop raid. On diversion of this area, human-elephant conflict may increase in the nearby area. Hence, Wildlife Mitigation plan is proposed, with brief details of elephant movement and Human–Elephant negative interaction.
 (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): 29.564
Patch Wise Details
S.no Patch No.Area(ha.)Name of PF/RFRangeCompartment NoUploaded KML file of patch
112Melumalai RFRayakottai1    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 Site Inspection Report
2 Recommendation letter
3 Reply for the PCCF, Chennai C.No.TS3/15954/2022, dated.18.10.2022.
4 All certificates by the Wildlife Warden
5 Wildlife Mitigation Plan
6 Covering letter
7 Wildlife Mitigation Pland approved by the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Chief Wildlife Warden.

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.)
1Krishnagiri514300149163.94749.3521169.2016/09/202269.2016.14
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
 DharmapuriCFYesOne12/10/2022
HosurDharmapuriDFOYesOne02/09/2022
(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
HosurDharmapuriDFO RecommendedThe project proponent has given undertakings to bear the cost of Net Present Value, Additional Net Present Value, Compensatory Afforestation with maintenance, to pay the cost of felling of trees if found and lease rent as fixed by the Forest Department at the time of sanction along with any escalation in future for the forest land to be diverted etc. Also, the District Collector, Krishnagiri has certified that, there is no alternate route available for the proposed project. The work will be permitted after strict supervision of Forest Officers. Possible damage to wild flora and fauna due to this project is very low. The proposed area is located on the northern side of Udedurgam Reserved Forest at a distance of about 2.10 Km. The proposed site consists of only shrubs and hence the question of damages to the flora and fauna does not arise and there is no tree felling involved due to diversion of 0.9856ha of the area for the erection of Transmission line. It is observed that, there is no endangered species of Flora and Fauna found in the proposed area. Considering the above facts and field observations, I recommend this proposal for seeking diversion of forest land.
DharmapuriCF RecommendedThe proposed diversion of forest area has been classified as “Un assessed Waste – Vanasaragam” Defined as Forest and set apart to Forest Department. As no alternative land is available for this project of laying of transmission line through the forest land is inevitable. Hence recommended.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 SecretaryRecommended25/04/2023Recommended State Govt. OfficerNo Data
17. Stage-I Clearance Report
Regional OfficeRecommendation ByMoEF File No.Date of Stage-I ClearanceClearance Letter
ChennaiRegional Office4-TNB102/2023-CHN 11/05/2023
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/TRANS/155570/2022TRANS15557020228018358688835868803 Jul 202314231Union Bank Of IndiaNEFT/RTGS (Challan)
23. Stage-II Clearance Details
Proposal No.Date of Stage-II ClearanceProposal StatusClearance Letter
FP/TN/TRANS/155570/2022Approved In-PrincipleNo Data