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/RAIL/47649/2020   (ii). Name of Project for which Forest Land is required : SIVOK-RANGPO NEW BG RAIL PROJECT   (iii). Short narrative of the proposal and Project/scheme for which the forest land is required : The Proposed Rail Link between Sivok - Rangpo connects the state of Sikkim with the rest of country. Sivok is an existing station on New Jalpaiguri–Alipurdwar-Guwahati Railway line (35 kms from New Jalpaiguri ) of N. F. Railway and Rangpo is a border town of Sikkim. Sikkim at present is connected   (iv). State : West Bengal   (v). Category of the Proposal : Railway   (vi). Shape of forest land proposed to be diverted : Linear   (vii). Estimated cost of the Project(Rupees in lacs) : 808569   (viii). Area of forest land proposed for diversion(in ha.): 13.512   (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): 80
A-2. Details of User Agency
  (i). Name : NORTH EAST FRONTIER RAILWAY   (ii). Address1 : Office of the General Manager, NF Railway,Maligaon,Guwahati   (iii). Address2 : NIL   (iv). State : Assam   (v). District : Kamrup   (vi). Pin : 781011   (vii). Landmark : NIL   (viii). Email address : ceiii@nfr.railnet.gov.in   (ix). Landline Telephone No. : 631-2571794   (x). Fax No. : 631-0   (xi). Mobile No. : 9957556202   (xii). Website (if any) : NIL   (xiii). Legal status of User Agency : Central Government
A-3. Details of Person Making Application
  (i). First Name: V   (ii). Middle Name: K   (iii). Last Name: Meena   (iv). Gender: Male   (v). Designation: Dy.CE/Con/NJP   (vi). Address 1: Office of the Dy.CE/Con, New Jalpaiguri   (vii). Address 2: NIL   (viii). State: West Bengal   (ix). District: Jalpaiguri   (x). Tehsil: NIL   (xi). Pin: 734101   (xii). Landmark: NIL   (xiii). Email Address: dyceconnjp@gmail.com   (xiv). Landline Telephone No.: 353-2691216   (xv). Fax No.: NIL   (xvi). Mobile No.: 9002046215   (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
1ApprovedFP/SK/RAIL/141727/2021NA0.15820.158214 May 202014 Aug 2020
Total 0.1582 0.1582
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.Kurseong0.50890
2.Darjeeling2.79450
3.Kalimpong Forest Division10.20860
Total13.5120
B-2.2 Details of Districts involved
District wise breakup
S.no District Name Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1.Darjeeling13.5120
Total13.5120
B-2.3 Village wise breakup
Villages wise breakup
S.no Village Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1KALI JHORA0.50890
2RAMBI, GAIL KHOLA & TISTA2.79450
3LOVER BOTHA,MELLI10.20860
Total 13.512 0
B-2.4 Component wise breakup
Component wise breakup
S.no Component Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1ACCESS ROAD T3P1 PART-10.41399999910
2ACCESS ROAD T3P1 PART-20.09489999960
3MUCK DAMPING-DRARJ1.1244999670
4MISC DARJ1.06019880
5Part-1, Lover Botha0.92780000950
6Part-2-Melli Yard QTR area-10.736400000550
7Part-3, Melli, QTR area-20.679199994960
8Part-4 Melli Muck damping-10.546000001150
9Part -5, Melli Muck Damping-020.763300009850
10Part-6, Tar Khola, Muck damping6.5559000130
11gail khola, road0.290
12Protection work, tista0.31979520
Total 13.51199399471 0
C. Maps of forest land proposed to be diverted
Division 1. : Kurseong
  (i). Area of forest land proposed to be diverted(in ha.) : 0.5089   (ii). Nature of the Project: Linear   (b). No. of Segments : Two
Segment wise details
Segments Segment Area(in ha.) Kml File of Segments
(To view KML file on google the same may be downloaded and then open if in google earth install in your computer).
1.0.414    View File
2.0.0949    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:
Division 2. : Darjeeling
  (i). Area of forest land proposed to be diverted(in ha.) : 2.7945   (ii). Nature of the Project: Linear   (b). No. of Segments : Four
Segment wise details
Segments Segment Area(in ha.) Kml File of Segments
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1.0.29    View File
2.0.32    View File
3.1.06    View File
4.1.1245    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:
Division 3. : Kalimpong Forest Division
  (i). Area of forest land proposed to be diverted(in ha.) : 10.2086   (ii). Nature of the Project: Linear   (b). No. of Segments : Six
Segment wise details
Segments Segment Area(in ha.) Kml File of Segments
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1.0.9278    View File
2.0.7364    View File
3.0.6792    View File
4.0.7632    View File
5.0.546    View File
6.6.5559    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:   (ii). Whether a copy of map indicating location of alternative examine is required to be provided: No   (a). Reason for not providing such map: no alternative land is available.
E. Employment likely to be generated
  (i). Whether the Project is likely to generate employment ?: Yes   (ii). Permanent/Regular Employment(Number of persons): 100   (iii). Temporary Employment(Number of person-days): 1000
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?: Yes   (a). Copy of Cost-Benefit analysis:
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? : 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?: 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
Documents
S.No Documents
Remarks
112 Ha adit land
286 Ha land
3UNDERTAKING
4T4 adit 0.9294Ha Stage I Approval
5Clarifications & Drawings by User Agency on DFO Darj Forest Division queries.
6Regarding clarifications by user Agency on DFO kalimpong division queries
7Reply to EDS attached
8Reply to EDS 4.3.31
9NO EDS FOUND FROM DFO
10We have complied your observation
11no option to send the proposal to CCF HC. You are requested to forward the same to CCF HC from your ID