PART-II
(To be filled by the concerned Deputy Conservator of Forest)
State Serial No. of proposal : WB-011/2020
1. Location of the project/Scheme : West Bengal
 (i) State / Union Territory : West Bengal  (ii) District : Darjeeling  (iii) Forest Division : Kurseong,Darjeeling,Kalimpong Forest Division  (iv) Area of forest land proposed for diversion (in ha.) : 13.512  (v)

Category of the Proposal: Railway
2. Legal status of forest land proposed for diversion
S. No. DivisionForest Land(ha.)Legal Status
1Darjeeling2.7945Reserved Forest
2Kurseong0.5089Reserved Forest
3Kalimpong Forest Division10.2086Reserved Forest
Total 13.512
Division 1. : Darjeeling
3. District wise area to be diverted in the division
S. No. DistrictArea(ha.)
1Darjeeling2.7945
Total2.7945
4. Details of Vegetation available in the forest land proposed for diversion
 (i) Density of vegetation
S. No. Area(in ha.)Density Eco-Class
12.79450.9Eco 1
Total. 2.7945


(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.
NIL
5. Working plan prescription for the forest land proposed for diversion : Eco development and eco tourism working circle
6. Brief note on vulnerability of the forest area to erosion : Chances of some erosion at Mangwa-2 and 4 and rest does not form a part of serious 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 : Leopard, Monkey, Deer and Python
 (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): 48.00
Patch Wise Details
S.no Patch No.Area(ha.)Name of PF/RFRangeCompartment NoUploaded KML file of patch
115.6RFRimbikSandakphu-2    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 uploaded of site inspection and recommendation.
Division 2. : Kalimpong Forest Division
3. District wise area to be diverted in the division
S. No. DistrictArea(ha.)
1Darjeeling10.2086
Total10.2086
4. Details of Vegetation available in the forest land proposed for diversion
 (i) Density of vegetation
S. No. Area(in ha.)Density Eco-Class
10.92780.7Eco 1
20.73640Eco 1
30.67920Eco 1
40.76320Eco 1
50.5460Eco 1
66.55590Eco 1
Total. 10.2085


(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.
1Ailanthus Grandis PrainGokul000101
2OthersLali Lali-Amura rohituka000111
3Gmelina ArboreaGamar002200
4Terminalia MyriocarpaPanisas004000
5OthersLopsi001100
6OthersMaina000004
7OthersBori000100
8OthersPahalay001000
9OthersLasunay001100
Total 0 09 71 6
Sub Total (No of Trees.) 23


5. Working plan prescription for the forest land proposed for diversion : Broad leaved Endemic Species Development Working Circle (as per 1 st draft working plan of Kalimpong Forest Division for the period 2018-19 to 2027-28)
6. Brief note on vulnerability of the forest area to erosion : this area is highly prone to 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 : Barking Deer, Jackal, Procupine, Wild boar, Khalij pheasant
 (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): 70.87692
Patch Wise Details
S.no Patch No.Area(ha.)Name of PF/RFRangeCompartment NoUploaded KML file of patch
1121Mal-3Neora CR (Samsing)Mal-3    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
Division 3. : Kurseong
3. District wise area to be diverted in the division
S. No. DistrictArea(ha.)
1Darjeeling0.5089
Total0.5089
4. Details of Vegetation available in the forest land proposed for diversion
 (i) Density of vegetation
S. No. Area(in ha.)Density Eco-Class
10.508950Eco 1
Total. 0.5089


(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.
1TeakTeak018292271
2OthersHatipaile000010
3OthersBhadrase000001
4Terminalia BellaricaBarrah000001
5Alberia Lebbac (Dirshanam)Sirish000010
6OthersCindure000100
7Chukrasia TabularisCikrasi000010
8OthersPacasaj002000
Total 0 1831 2310 3
Sub Total (No of Trees.) 85


5. Working plan prescription for the forest land proposed for diversion : Working plan is under preparation as 6th working plan has got expired
6. Brief note on vulnerability of the forest area to erosion : It is slightly prone to erosion as it is situated in foothill area
7. Approximate distance of the proposed site for diversion from boundary of forest(in km.) : 0.1
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 : Leopard, Elephant, Barking Deer, Python, Snakes, Birds, 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 : It will have lesser impact as the area is less
 (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 : It will have lesser impact as the area is less
 (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 : It will have lesser impact as the area is less
 (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): 18.58
Patch Wise Details
S.no Patch No.Area(ha.)Name of PF/RFRangeCompartment NoUploaded KML file of patch
111.1Setikhola Forest BlockSevokeSetikhola Forest Block    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.)
1Darjeeling209200
2Darjeeling20925001024002681210226/02/2021870
3Darjeeling314900103677197.155517380.377726/02/2021380.37770
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
Kalimpong Forest DivisionHill CircleDFOYesOne31/01/2021
KurseongHill CircleDFOYesOne11/02/2021
DarjeelingHill CircleDFOYesOne28/02/2021
 Hill CircleCFYesOne04/03/2021
 Hill CircleCFYesOne04/03/2021
(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
Kalimpong Forest DivisionHill CircleDFO RecommendedConsidering National importance of the project, use of forest area for non forest purpose may be considered after taking all precautionary measures against soil erosion, land slides and damage to flora and fauna.
KurseongHill CircleDFO RecommendedThe proposal is recommended and may be accepted in the interest of national security and for strategic reasons.
DarjeelingHill CircleDFO RecommendedThe area proposed for diversion is the bare minimum area required for the purpose. By ensuring the necessary environmental safeguards the site is suitable for the proposed usage. It is recommended considering the national importance and strategic nature of project.
Hill CircleCF RecommendedThe Proposal of diversion of Forest Land over 13.512 Ha 3 Divisions namely Darjeeling,Kurseong and Kalimpong Forest Division is meant for construction of Sivok Rangpo B G Rail Line. The area is having very vulnerable road connections and the construction of Rail Line shall improve the connectivity of the areas and in particular Sikkim which has the international Boarder with China. Strategically also this line is very important for National Security. The area proposed is bare minimum and having no other alternative land in the vicinity for the purpose the diversion of Forest Land is unavoidable. The undersigned recommends it strongly.Yes
Nodal Officer RecommendedThe area proposed is bare minimum forest land required, recommended in the interest of public convenience and national security.
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 SecretaryRecommended19/03/2021 State Govt. OfficerNo Data
17. Stage-I Clearance Report
Regional OfficeRecommendation ByMoEF File No.Date of Stage-I ClearanceClearance Letter
KolkataRegional OfficeWB-SRBG-09/2021/FC13/07/2021
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/47649/2020RAIL47649202042836180520.436180520.42021-07-2612369Union Bank Of IndiaUnion Bank Of India (Challan)2021-07-222021-07-22
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/47649/202020 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/47649/202020 Jun 2022
22. Compliance Details Verified by Nodal Officer
Proposal No.RemarksVerified DateUploaded Letter
FP/WB/RAIL/47649/2020for forwarding to RO pl08 Sep 2023
23. Stage-II Clearance Details
Proposal No.Date of Stage-II ClearanceProposal StatusClearance Letter
FP/WB/RAIL/47649/202022 Sep 2023APPROVED