PART-II
(To be filled by the concerned Deputy Conservator of Forest)
State Serial No. of proposal : WB-03/2016
1. Location of the project/Scheme : West Bengal
 (i) State / Union Territory : West Bengal  (ii) District : Darjeeling  (iii) Forest Division : Kurseong  (iv) Area of forest land proposed for diversion (in ha.) : 0.9294  (v)

Category of the Proposal: Railway
2. Legal status of forest land proposed for diversion
S. No. DivisionForest Land(ha.)Legal Status
1Kurseong0.9294Reserved Forest
Total 0.9294
Division 1. : Kurseong
3. District wise area to be diverted in the division
S. No. DistrictArea(ha.)
1Darjeeling0.9294
Total0.9294
4. Details of Vegetation available in the forest land proposed for diversion
 (i) Density of vegetation
S. No. Area(in ha.)Density Eco-Class
10.92940.5Eco 1
Total. 0.9294


(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.
1Tectona GrandisTeak0221514
2Schima Wallichii ChoisChilouney000001
3Terminialia CrenulataPakasaj000100
4Duabanga SonneratioidesLampatey000013
5Misc. SpeciesKutmero000020
6Terminalia MyriocarpaPanisaj000010
7Misc. SpeciesLali000100
8Misc. SpeciesKukath000010
9Misc. SpeciesDabdabe001000
10Lagerstroemia ParvifloraSidha000010
Total 0 222 77 8
Sub Total (No of Trees.) 46


5. Working plan prescription for the forest land proposed for diversion : The forest land proposed for diversion is worked under Broad Leaf Endemic Species Dev. Working Circle of Sixth Working Plan for the forest of Kurseong Forest Division (1997-98 to 2017-18). Year wise harvesting of matured plantation is adopted with rotation period of 70 yrs. Harvesting by Clear Felling Coupe followed by Artificial Regeneration is done in areas below 500 mtr. mean sea level.
6. Brief note on vulnerability of the forest area to erosion : The forest land proposed for diversion flanks the right bank of Teesta River drainage and its watershed. Vulnerability to soil erosion is very high due to unstable geo-formation.
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 : Common leopard, Indian Gaur, Chinese Pangolin, Barking Deer, Wild Bore, Variety of Snakes, Monitor Lizard, Roufous Necked hornbill, Kalij Pheasants, Peacock etc.
 (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): Yes
  Details of Protected Area and comments on the impact of Project on the ESZ : Proximal to Mahananda WLS, 159 sq. km of Reserve Forest, which lies on the right bank side of Teesta river.
 (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): 42.93
Patch Wise Details
S.no Patch No.Area(ha.)Name of PF/RFRangeCompartment NoUploaded KML file of patch
111.86DHOBIJHORA RESERVE FORESTKurseong1    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
NIL

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.)
1Darjeeling3149007500015008100017/09/2016600700
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
KurseongHill CircleDFOYesTwo07/06/2018,29/11/2018
 Hill CircleCFYesOne19/12/2018
(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
KurseongHill CircleDFO RecommendedThe requirement of forest land proposed by the user agency in Part I is 0.9294 ha only which is unavoidable and barest minimum required for the project.
Hill CircleCF RecommendedAs the site proposed for diversion to Sevok Rangpoo Railway authority have not much important flora and fauna and the area is not a corridor of wild elephant ,so the site is recommended for diversion.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
West BengalState SecretaryRecommended30/06/2020 State Govt. OfficerNo Data
17. Stage-I Clearance Report
Regional OfficeRecommendation ByMoEF File No.Date of Stage-I ClearanceClearance Letter
KolkataRegional Office5-WBB109/2020-BHU31/07/2020
18. Payment made by User Agency
Proposal No.Application No.Total Amount (Rs.)Recieved Amount (Rs.)Transaction DateTransaction IDBank NameMode of PaymentDemmand Generated By User AgencyDemmand Verified By Nodal OfficerUploaded Demand Letter
FP/WB/RAIL/19711/2016RAIL197112016622297092429709242020-10-1217299Corporation BankNEFT/RTGS (Challan)2020-10-082020-10-08
FP/WB/RAIL/19711/2016RAIL1971120160944568170964568170962021-07-30SBIN121211377973Union Bank Of IndiaNEFT/RTGS (Challan)2021-07-272021-07-27
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/WB/RAIL/19711/201620 Jun 2022No DataSince UA is a GoI PSU, CA undertaken in degraded forest land
21. Compliance Details Submitted by User Agency
Proposal No.Compliance Details submitted on(Date)Uploaded Letter
FP/WB/RAIL/19711/201620 Jun 2022
23. Stage-II Clearance Details
Proposal No.Date of Stage-II ClearanceProposal StatusClearance Letter
FP/WB/RAIL/19711/2016Approved In-PrincipleNo Data