FORM - A
Form for seeking prior approval of Central Government under section 2 of the Forest(Conservation) Act,1980 for Diversion of fresh forest area
PART - I
(To be filled up by User Agency)
A. General Details
A-1. Project Details
  (i). Proposal No. : FP/WB/HYD/8214/2014   (ii). Name of Project for which Forest Land is required : 1000 MW TURGA PUMPED STORAGE PROJECT   (iii). Short narrative of the proposal and Project/scheme for which the forest land is required : Turga Pumped Storage Project of installed capacity 1000 MW at Purulia district, West Bengal is conceived to carter the daily peak electricity demand of the Grid and to stabilize the system of Eastern Region. The project comprises of two reservoirs, underground power house and underground WCS.   (iv). State : West Bengal   (v). Category of the Proposal : Hydel   (vi). Shape of forest land proposed to be diverted : Non Linear   (vii). Estimated cost of the Project(Rupees in lacs) : 465069   (viii). Area of forest land proposed for diversion(in ha.): 234   (ix). Non-forest land required for this project(in ha.): 58   (x). Total period for which the forest land is proposed to be diverted(in years): NIL
A-2. Details of User Agency
  (i). Name : WEST BENGAL STATE ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION COMPANY LIMITED   (ii). Address1 : Vidyut Bhavan, Block -DJ, Sector - II, Bidhannagar, Kolkata 700091   (iii). Address2 : NIL   (iv). State : West Bengal   (v). District : North 24 Parganas   (vi). Pin : 700091   (vii). Landmark : Karunamayee International Bus Stand   (viii). Email address : cmdcellwbsedcl@rediffmail.com   (ix). Landline Telephone No. : 33-23591915   (x). Fax No. : 33-23373002   (xi). Mobile No. : 9874706555   (xii). Website (if any) : www.wbsedcl.in   (xiii). Legal status of User Agency : State PSU
A-3. Details of Person Making Application
  (i). First Name: Surajit   (ii). Middle Name: NIL   (iii). Last Name: Chakrabortty   (iv). Gender: Male   (v). Designation: Chief Engineer   (vi). Address 1: Pumped Storage Project Department, 5th Floor, Vidyut Bhavan, Block -DJ, Sector - II, Bidhannagar, Kolkata 700091   (vii). Address 2: NIL   (viii). State: West Bengal   (ix). District: North 24 Parganas   (x). Tehsil: Barasat - II   (xi). Pin: 700091   (xii). Landmark: Karunamayee International Bus Stand   (xiii). Email Address: wbsedclpspd@gmail.com   (xiv). Landline Telephone No.: 33-23345821   (xv). Fax No.: 03323345859   (xvi). Mobile No.: 9433012398   (xvii). Copy of documents in support of the competence/authority of the person making this application to make application on behalf of the User Agency:
B. Details of land required for the Project
B-1. Details of proposal seeking prior approval of Central Government under the Act for diversion of forest land for the Project already submitted in the past
Proposal Submitted in Past
S.no Proposal Status. Proposal No. Moef File No. Area Proposed for Diversion(Ha.) Area Diverted(Ha.) Date of In-Principle Approval Date of Final Approval
1Under Processing at State GovernmentState serial no 42 of /20132340
Total 234 0
B-2. Details of forest land proposed to be diverted
B-2.1 Details of Divisions involved
Details of Divisions involved
S.no Division Name Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1.Purulia23458
Total23458
B-2.2 Details of Districts involved
District wise breakup
S.no District Name Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1.Purulia23458
Total23458
B-2.3 Village wise breakup
Villages wise breakup
S.no Village Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1Baghmundi161.63625.798
2Hatinada10.055.945
3Barriya7.5655.784
4Gosaidih1.6988.493
5Kudna13.64811.98
6Ranga36.3090
7Teliabhasa3.0940
Total 234 58
B-2.4 Component wise breakup
Component wise breakup
S.no Component Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1Civil Structures10.2390
2Construction Facilities18.3870
3Stockpile, Processing and Disposal Area22.6540
4Project Roads (Permanent and Temporary)22.1240
5Rock Quarry Area21.30
6Other Project Components8.5370
7Borrow Area18.0924.311
8Submergence Area (Lower and Upper Reservoir)112.66933.689
Total 234 58
C. Maps of forest land proposed to be diverted
Division 1. : Purulia
  (i). Area of forest land proposed to be diverted(in ha.) : 234   (ii). Nature of the Project: Non Linear   (a). No. of patches : Seven
Patch wise details
Patch No. Area of Patch(in ha.) Kml File of PatchesTo view KML file on google the same may be downloaded and then open if in google earth install in your computer.
1.52.75    View File
2.10.05    View File
3.3.06    View File
4.14.22    View File
5.30.43    View File
6.108.96    View File
7.14.53    View File
  (iii). Copy of Survey of India Toposheet indicating boundary of forest land proposed to be diverted:   (iv). Scanned copy of the Geo-referenced map of the forest land proposed to be diverted prepared by using GPS or Total Station:
D. Justification for locating the Project in forest land and details of alternatives examined:
  (i). Copy of note containing justification for locating the Project in forest land:
E. Employment likely to be generated
  (i). Whether the Project is likely to generate employment ?: Yes   (ii). Permanent/Regular Employment(Number of persons): 169   (iii). Temporary Employment(Number of person-days): 1890000
F. Displacement of People due to the Project, if any
  (i). Whether Project involves displacement?: No
G. Details of Cost-Benefit analysis for the Project
  (i). Whether the Project requires Cost-Benefit analysis?: No
H. Status of Environmental Clearance
  (i). Whether the Project requires Clearance under the Environment (Protection) Act 1986 ? : Yes   (a). Status of the Environmental Clearance to the Project: EC under process   (ii). Environmental Clearance File No.: J-12011/13/2013-IA-I
I. Status of Wildelife Clearance
  (i). Whether the Project or a part thereof is located in any Protected Area or their Eco sensitive zone? : No
J. Applicability of special provisions governing Scheduled Areas
  (i).Whether the Project or a part thereof is located in a Scheduled Area? : No
K. Status of settlement of rights under the Forest Rights Act,2006 on the forest land proposed to be diverted
  (i). Whether the process for settlement of Rights under the Forest Rights Acts 2006 on the forest land proposed to be diverted has been completed? : Yes   (a). Copy of documentry evidence in support of settlement of rights under the Forest Rights Act,2006 on the forest land proposed to be diverted:
L. Details of land identified for Compensatory Afforestation
  (i). Whether non-forest or Revenue forest land is required to be provided by User Agency?: Yes   (ii). Whether the area of non-forest land or Revenue forest land required to be provided by User Agency for raising Compensatory Afforestation is less than area of forest land proposed to be diverted ?: No   (iii). No. of districts involved for raising Compensatory Afforestation: 2   (iv). No. of patches: Twelve
District 1. : Purulia
  (a). Village: Kelyardi   (b). Area(in ha.): 5.17   (c). Copy of KML file of the patch:     View File   (d). Khasra details: JL No. 106, Plot No. 441   (e). Present owner: Others   (f). Copy of ownership proof:   (g). Copy of Mou/agreement executed between the Present owner and the User Agency:   (h). Copy of non encumberence certificate for the forest land:
District 2. : Purulia
  (a). Village: Dhanda   (b). Area(in ha.): 4.51   (c). Copy of KML file of the patch:     View File   (d). Khasra details: Block- Manbazar II, JL- 261, Plot-288   (e). Present owner: Others   (f). Copy of ownership proof:   (g). Copy of Mou/agreement executed between the Present owner and the User Agency:   (h). Copy of non encumberence certificate for the forest land:
District 3. : Purulia
  (a). Village: Kuchung   (b). Area(in ha.): 6.94   (c). Copy of KML file of the patch:     View File   (d). Khasra details: Block-Puncha, JL-20, Plot-2489   (e). Present owner: Others   (f). Copy of ownership proof:   (g). Copy of Mou/agreement executed between the Present owner and the User Agency:   (h). Copy of non encumberence certificate for the forest land:
District 4. : Purulia
  (a). Village: Dhabani   (b). Area(in ha.): 5.18   (c). Copy of KML file of the patch:     View File   (d). Khasra details: Block-Puncha, JL-8, Plot-789   (e). Present owner: Others   (f). Copy of ownership proof:   (g). Copy of Mou/agreement executed between the Present owner and the User Agency:   (h). Copy of non encumberence certificate for the forest land:
District 5. : Purulia
  (a). Village: Saharjuri   (b). Area(in ha.): 9.66   (c). Copy of KML file of the patch:     View File   (d). Khasra details: Block-Hura, JL-22, Plot-487   (e). Present owner: Others   (f). Copy of ownership proof:   (g). Copy of Mou/agreement executed between the Present owner and the User Agency:   (h). Copy of non encumberence certificate for the forest land:
District 6. : Purulia
  (a). Village: Madhabpur   (b). Area(in ha.): 7.02   (c). Copy of KML file of the patch:     View File   (d). Khasra details: Block-Hura, JL-5, Plot-2150   (e). Present owner: Others   (f). Copy of ownership proof:   (g). Copy of Mou/agreement executed between the Present owner and the User Agency:   (h). Copy of non encumberence certificate for the forest land:
District 7. : Purulia
  (a). Village: Mangura Lalpur   (b). Area(in ha.): 8.76   (c). Copy of KML file of the patch:     View File   (d). Khasra details: Block-Hura, JL-72, Plot-631   (e). Present owner: Others   (f). Copy of ownership proof:   (g). Copy of Mou/agreement executed between the Present owner and the User Agency:   (h). Copy of non encumberence certificate for the forest land:
District 8. : Purulia
  (a). Village: Hariharpur   (b). Area(in ha.): 6.11   (c). Copy of KML file of the patch:     View File   (d). Khasra details: Block-Puncha, JL-30, Plot-1270   (e). Present owner: Others   (f). Copy of ownership proof:   (g). Copy of Mou/agreement executed between the Present owner and the User Agency:   (h). Copy of non encumberence certificate for the forest land:
District 9. : Purulia
  (a). Village: Durku   (b). Area(in ha.): 8.63   (c). Copy of KML file of the patch:     View File   (d). Khasra details: JL No. 4, Plot No. 412   (e). Present owner: Others   (f). Copy of ownership proof:   (g). Copy of Mou/agreement executed between the Present owner and the User Agency:   (h). Copy of non encumberence certificate for the forest land:
District 10. : Jalpaiguri
  (a). Village: Purba Totgaon   (b). Area(in ha.): 158.9   (c). Copy of KML file of the patch:     View File   (d). Khasra details: Block-Mal, JL-2, Plots - 24 to 38   (e). Present owner: Others   (f). Copy of ownership proof:   (g). Copy of Mou/agreement executed between the Present owner and the User Agency:   (h). Copy of non encumberence certificate for the forest land:
District 11. : Purulia
  (a). Village: Tilaboni   (b). Area(in ha.): 8.73   (c). Copy of KML file of the patch:     View File   (d). Khasra details: Block-Hura, JL-4, Plot-1111   (e). Present owner: Others   (f). Copy of ownership proof:   (g). Copy of Mou/agreement executed between the Present owner and the User Agency:   (h). Copy of non encumberence certificate for the forest land:
District 12. : Purulia
  (a). Village: Dhabani   (b). Area(in ha.): 4.39   (c). Copy of KML file of the patch:     View File   (d). Khasra details: Block-Puncha, JL-8, Plot-1717   (e). Present owner: Others   (f). Copy of ownership proof:   (g). Copy of Mou/agreement executed between the Present owner and the User Agency:   (h). Copy of non encumberence certificate for the forest land:
  (v). Scanned copy of the map of the land identified for creation of Compensatory Afforestation prepared by using GPS ot Total Station:   (vi). Copy of Survey of India Toposheet in 1:50,000 scale indicating location of the land identified for creation of Compensatory Afforestation:
M. Hydel/Irrigation/Multipurpose Project
  (i). Installed power generation capacity of the Project(in MW): 1000   (ii). Total command area of the Project(in ha.): 1266   (a). Copy of the approval of competent authority to the Catchment Area Treatment Plan (CAT Plan):   (b). Copy of the approved CAT plan:
Additional information Details
Documents
S.No Documents
Remarks
1The Additional PCCF, CAMPA & Nodal Officer, FCA, 1980, Govt. of West Bengal in his letter dated 16.04.15 has stated the marking list of trees will be undertaken on receipt of In-Principle Approval from the Govt. of India, at the cost of WBSEDCL. Undertaking given earlier. Letter enclosed
2Non-encumbrances Certificate from DFO, Baikunthapur Forest Division for the CA land of 392.65 Acres for Turga PSP. Letter enclosed.
3Replies to the Queries of DFO, Purulia Forest Division vide letter dated 21st April 2017. Reports on Forest Land Survey and Preparation of Marking list of Trees, etc. enclosed.
4Replies to the Queries of DFO, Purulia Forest Division on 31 July 2017. Species wise Marked trees on the Forest land is enclosed.
5Action Taken