Form for seeking prior approval of Central Government under section 2 of the Forest(Conservation) Act,1980 for Diversion of fresh forest area
(To be filled up by User Agency)
A. General Details
A-1. Project Details
  (i). Proposal No. : FP/WB/Others/32965/2018   (ii). Name of Project for which Forest Land is required : Roll Out of 4th Generation (4G) Broadband Services in West Bengal in Dowhill   (iii). Short narrative of the proposal and Project/scheme for which the forest land is required : Reliance Jio Infocomm limited (RJIL) has prepared detailed plan to implement 4G wireless and wire-line broadband services in the state of West Bengal. Keeping the above in view to cover the different area including forest location, telecom infrastructure are required to be deployed consisting cable   (iv). State : West Bengal   (v). Category of the Proposal : Others   (vi). Shape of forest land proposed to be diverted : Non Linear   (vii). Estimated cost of the Project(Rupees in lacs) : 12   (viii). Area of forest land proposed for diversion(in ha.): 0.0144   (ix). Non-forest land required for this project(in ha.): 0   (x). Total period for which the forest land is proposed to be diverted(in years): 30
A-2. Details of User Agency
  (i). Name : Jio Digital Fibre Private Limited   (ii). Address1 : 3B, 4TH FLOOR, ECOSPACE, RAJARHAT   (iii). Address2 : NEWTOWN, KOLKATA   (iv). State : West Bengal   (v). District : Kolkata   (vi). Pin : 700156   (vii). Landmark : ECOSPACE   (viii). Email address :   (ix). Landline Telephone No. : 33-44123120   (x). Fax No. : 33-   (xi). Mobile No. : 7044073608   (xii). Website (if any) : NIL   (xiii). Legal status of User Agency : Private
A-3. Details of Person Making Application
  (i). First Name: ASHISH   (ii). Middle Name: NIL   (iii). Last Name: DASGUPTA   (iv). Gender: Male   (v). Designation: ROW LEAD   (vi). Address 1: JIO DIGITAL FIBRE PRIVATE LIMITED, TOWER- II, 18TH FLOOR, GODREJ WATER SIDE BUILDING, SEC-V   (vii). Address 2: SALTLAKE, KOLKATA   (viii). State: West Bengal   (ix). District: Kolkata   (x). Tehsil: kolkata   (xi). Pin: 700091   (xii). Landmark: NEAR COLLEGE MORE   (xiii). Email Address:   (xiv). Landline Telephone No.: 33-35520619   (xv). Fax No.: NIL   (xvi). Mobile No.: 7044073608   (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
List of proposal submitted in Past Proposal Status. Proposal No. Moef File No. Area Proposed for Diversion(Ha.) Area Diverted(Ha.) Date of In-Principle Approval Date of Final Approval
B-2. Details of forest land proposed to be diverted
B-2.1 Details of Divisions involved
Details of Divisions involved Division Name Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
B-2.2 Details of Districts involved
District wise breakup District Name Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
B-2.3 Village wise breakup
Villages wise breakup Village Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
Total 0.0144 0
B-2.4 Component wise breakup
Component wise breakup Component Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1Mobile Tower0.01440
Total 0.0144 0
C. Maps of forest land proposed to be diverted
Division 1. : Kurseong
  (i). Area of forest land proposed to be diverted(in ha.) : 0.0144   (ii). Nature of the Project: Non Linear   (a). No. of patches : One
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.
1.0.0144    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 ?: No
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 ? : No
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? : No
L. Details of land identified for Compensatory Afforestation
  (i). Whether non-forest or Revenue forest land is required to be provided by User Agency?: Not Applicable   (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 ?: Not Applicable   (iii) . Reason for not providing Non-Forest Land: Not Applicable
Additional information Details
S.No Documents
3Signed DGPS
4Signed Toposheet
5Response Letter
6Combined DGPS of 3 Alternate Locations
7Combined TOPO Sheet of 3 Alternate Locations
8Copy of the Prayer for FRA Clearance addressed to DM Darjeeling atachhed
9Justification for Rejecting 3 Alternate Location
10Response of Query dated 16 Nov 2021