FORM - B
Form for seeking prior approval under Section-2 of the proposals by the State Governments and other authorities, in respect of renewal of leases,
which have been earlier granted clearance under Forest (Conservation) Act,1980
PART - I
(To be filled up by User Agency)
A. General Details
A-1. Project Details
  (i). Proposal No. : FP/UK/MIN/149754/2021   (ii). Name of Project for which Forest Land is required : Colletion of Minor Minerals (Reta, Bajri, Boulder) to existing course of natural water from River Gaula   (iii). Short narrative of the proposal and Project/scheme for which the forest land is required : During monsoon RBM got collected in the river course which lead to flooding of the river. By extracting this RBM from the river bed flooding can be prevented. this activity is prescribed in working plan of Haldwani Forest Division.   (iv). State : Uttarakhand   (v). Category of the Proposal : Mining   (vi). Shape of forest land proposed to be diverted : Non Linear   (vii). Estimated cost of the Project(Rupees in lacs) : 4800   (viii). Area of forest land proposed for diversion(in ha.): 1497   (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): 10
A-2. Details of User Agency
  (i). Name : UTTARAKHAND VAN VIKAS NIGAM, KHANAN HALDWANI   (ii). Address1 : DIVISIONAL LOGGING MANAGER, UTTARAKHAND VAN VIKAS NIGAM, KHANAN HALDWANI   (iii). Address2 : NEAR- ADITYA BANQUET HALL, BHARAT GAS GODAM ROAD HALDWANI, DISTT- NAINITAL   (iv). State : Uttarakhand   (v). District : Nainital   (vi). Pin : 263139   (vii). Landmarks : NIL   (viii). Email address : ukhld@yahoo.in   (ix). Landline Telephone No. : 297636   (x). Fax No. : NIL   (xi). Mobile No. : 9568003245   (xii). Website (if any) : NIL   (xiii). Details of Proposals seeking prior approval of Central Government under the Act for diversion of forest land submitted by the User Agency in the past  
List of 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
NIL
  (xiv). Legal status of User Agency : State Government
A-3. Details of Person Making Application
  (i). First Name: YOGENDRA   (ii). Middle Name: KUMAR   (iii). Last Name: SHRIVASTAV   (iv). Gender: Male   (v). Designation: DLM   (vi). Address 1: OFFICE-DIVISIONAL LOGING MANAGER, UTTARAKHAND VAN VIKAS NIGAM , KHANAN HALDWANI   (vii). Address 2: NEAR-ADITYA BANQUET HALL, BHARAT GAS GODAM ROAD KUSUMKHERA, HALDWANI, DISTT- NAINITAL   (viii). State: Uttarakhand   (ix). District: Nainital   (x). Tehsil: NIL   (xi). Pin: 263139   (xii). Landmarks: NIL   (xiii). Email Address: ukhld@yahoo.in   (xiv). Landline Telephone No.: 297636   (xv). Fax No.: NIL   (xvi). Mobile No.: 9568003245   (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:
A-4. Details of approvals under the Forest (Conservation) Act , 1980 accorded in the past
Serial No Proposal No MoEF File No Date of approval Area of forest land diverted Period of diversion
1FP/UK/OTHERS/364/19998-61/1999-FC23 Jan 20132358.6910
A-5. Status of compliance to conditions stipulated in the previous approvals
Serial No Proposal No MoEF File No Conditions stipulated by the MoEF Details of the compliance
1FP/UK/OTHERS/364/19998-61/1999-FC(i) Legal status of the diverted forest land shall remain unchanged. (ii) Compensatory afforestation over the degraded forest land equal in extent to the forest land being diverted shall be raised and maintained by the State Forest Department from funds realised from the User Agency. (iii) The State Government shall realise from the user agency the additional amount of NPV, if so determined, as per the final decision of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and transfer the same to the ad-hoc CAMPA. (iv) The user Agency shall obtain the Environment Clarence as per the provisions of the Environmental (Protection) Act, 1986, if required. (v) The State Government and the user agency shall work with local residents of Bindu-Katha to give safe and interrupted passage to the wild animals passing through the Gola corridor expedite payment of compensation in case of any damage to property etc. and generally increases awareness of the methods of co-existence of man and wildlife. (vi) The State Government shall not allow any new facility/structure within the Gola corridor to ensure its restoration in future. The State Government shall also ensure that the boundary of the ITBP battalion headquarters be shifted towards south so as to ensure that it is located entirely on southern side of the Gola corridor and that the corridor is maintained free of fresh obstruction from the Highway/ Railway line upto the Bindu-Katha settlement. (vii) To eliminate disturbance from collection of minor minerals on movement of wild animals along the Gola corridor, collection of minor minerals in a 2.50 km long stretch the river bed located on the Gola corridor shall be prohibited. However in case it is observed the non-collection of minor mineral from the corridor results in major floods Department and representative of the Chief Wildlife Warden may undertake periodic accelerated collection(during the period having least frequency of wildlife movement) of minor minerals from said stretch of the river bed, to maintain river geometry. (viii) To restore the functionality and utility of the migratory corridor linking Corbet Tiger Reserve with the Pawalgarh Conservation Reserve, the State Government may explore feasibility to relocate the settlements from the Sundarkhal Village by using State CAMPA funds. (ix) The State Government shall constitute committee under Chairmanship of the Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, Government of Uttarakhand and having the representative of the Ministry of Environment & Forests, Wildlife Institute of India and NGOs such as WWF-India, WTI, IUCN etc. as its members, before start of mining/collection of minor minerals, to review annually the status of compliance of the stipulated conditions and issue appropriate direction to the user agency in case of any deviation as well as any hazard due to non- removal of minor minerals from the protected corridor. The collection of miner minerals after 31st day of January in a year shall be allowed only after receipt of certificate from the Monitoring Committee that the conditions, stipulated in the approval accorded under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 and the instructions issued by the Monitoring Committee have satisfactory been complied in collection of the minor minerals during the previous calendar year. (x) To ensure extraction of minor minerals in a sustainable manner, the user agency shall formulate a transparent and unbiased procedure for engagement of labourers for extraction of the minor mineral from the diverted forest land. (xi) Fifty percent of the net profit earned by the user agency from the collection of minor minerals shall be deposited in a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to be constituted by the State Government under the Chairmanship of the Chief Wildlife Warden, Government of Uttarakhand. The amount to be deposited in the SPV shall be used exclusively for river training activities and management & protection of forest & wildlife in vicinity of forest land diverted for collection of minor minerals. (xii) The total quantity of minor minerals extracted during a year shall not be more than 54.25 lakh cubic meter. (xiii) Extraction of minor minerals shall be restricted to the middle half of the width of river bed after leaving intact one-fourth of width of the river bed along its each bank. (xiv) To ensure maintenance of river geometry, collection of minerals during a working season shall start from centre of the river width and shall gradually extend to the boundary of the permissible area. The maximum permissible depth for collection of minor minerals at centre of the river width shall be limited to 3m and it shall gradually be reduced till reaches boundary of the permissible zone. (xv) To regulate and maintain record of the quantity of minor minerals extracted during a season, the State Forest Department shall set up adequate number of check post during the collection season. (xvi) Extraction of minor mineral shall be restricted from 1st October to 31st May of the subsequent year. (xvii) Minor minerals shall be collected manually by using hand tools. Use of explosive and heavy machineries for breaking/collection of minor minerals shall be strictly prohibited. (xviii) Collection time shall be from sun-rise to sun-set. (xix) No labour camp shall be setup in the forest area for the labourers egnaged in collection of the minor mineral. (xx) Breaking of boulders shall be undertaken outside the forest boundaries. (xxi) The labourers engaged in collection work shall be provided free of cost, fuel wood/alternate source of energy to avoid any pressure on adjoining forests. (xxii) The boundary of the forest land being diverted shall be demarcated on ground at the project cost, by erecting four feet high reinforced cement concrete pillars, each inscribed with its serial number DGPS coordinates, forward and back bearing, and distance from adjoin pillars etc. (xxiii) The forest land shall not be used for any purpose other than specified in the proposal. (xxiv) User agency shall submit annual self – monitoring report, indication status of compliance to the conditions stipulated in the approval, to the State Government and the concerned Regional Office of this Ministry. (xxv) Any other condition that the Central Regional Office of this Ministry, Lucknow and the State Government of Uttarakhand may stipulate, from time to time, in the interest of conservation, protection and development of forests & wildlife; and (xxvi) The User Agency and the State Government shall ensure compliance to provisions of the all Acts, Rules, Regulations and Guidelines, for the time being in force, as applicable to the project.Yes, it is being complied with. It is being raised and maintained by the Uttarakhand Forest Department. No additional amount of NPV is determined as per order of the Hon’ble SC dated-28-3-2008 . Environment Clearance has been obtained vide MoEF letter no-11015/353/2009dated-13-4-2011 by the user agency that i.e. Uttarakhand Forest Development Corporation . There is no incident of man animal conflict in the RBM collection area and as per the direction issued by the committee the staff of the corporation tried to make aware about the wildlife movement to the residents of Bindu-Katha This condition was to be compiled by the State Government through State Forest Department hence n-Not applicable to user agency. The mining is strictly prohibited in 2.50 km stretch of Gola corridor by the User Agency. This condition was to be complied by the State Government by using State CAMPA funds hence not Applicable to user agency. The State Government has constitute committee under Chairmanship of the Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, Government of Uttarakhand to review annually the status of compliance of the stipulated conditions. The instructions of monitoring committee will be strictly followed. The Extraction or collection of miner minerals in a sustainable manner, the user agency has formulated a transparent and unbiased procedure for extraction of miner mineral from the allotted area to the UKFDC. The user agency is depositing the net profit as directed under the head of LABHANS regularly with to the State Forest Department. During financial year 2020-21* (upto January, 2021) a sum of Rs. 41538989.00 has been deposited till date. The condition is being complied with. As per Monitoring committee’s recommendation the quantity to be extracted is 3292179.27 cubic meter for the year 2020-21. The Extraction of minor minerals is restricted to the middle half of the width of river bed after leaving intact one-fourth of width of the river bed along its each bank thus condition is being complied with. The condition is being complied with. The condition is being complied with the help of Forest Department the user agency has established 11 gates for Trucks/Dumper and 04 Buggi gates to regulate and maintain record of the quantity collected during the season. To check illegal mining the Electronic weighbridges are under online CCTV Camera & all the vehicles transporting material are checked by RFID on each gate. Aprat from this Tarai east forest division has constituted van suraksha dal while user agency has constituted Gasti dal to check illegal mining. The condition is being complied with. The condition is being complied with by Minor minerals collecting manually by using hand tools. No Use of explosive and heavy machineries was done for breaking/collection of minor minerals. The conditions is complied with. No labour camp was setup in the forest area for the laborers engaged in collection of the minor mineral. The condition is being complied with. As per condition the user agency provided 228 cum during current mining season 228 cum firewood to laborers. The condition will be complied. Labour will be organized with water bottles, gamchha, safety shoes and medical camps. Blankets are delivered to labour. Muskan Kendra has not been opened due to Covid-19. The condition is being complied with the help of State Forest Department. The Uttarakhand Forest Development Corporation was compiling the condition as directed. The self monitoring report is being prepared and will be submitted very soon. The condition will be complied, no other condition has been stipulated so far by the central regional office and Govt. of Uttarakhand. The compliance of the provision of the acts, rules, regulations, guidelines as applicable to the project is being ensured.
A-6. Details of payments made in respect of the approval under the Forest (Conservation) Act , 1980 accorded in the past
Serial No Proposal No MoEF File No Item/Nature Amount paid (in Rupees) Date of Payment
1FP/UK/OTHERS/364/19998-61/1999-FCCompensatory Afforestation43234541331 May 2020
A-7. Details of the forest land returned back to the State Forest Department or any other Authority from the forest land diverted in favour of the user agency
  (i). Details of the forest land returned back to the State Forest Department or any other Authority from the forest land diverted in favour of the user agency: No
Serial No Area No of patch Area of patch Uploaded patch Uploaded GPS Date of return Authority Uploaded documentary proof
NIL
A-9. Details of Transfer of Lease
Serial No Name of person Address of person Date of transfer MMDR File Transfer Deed Conservation MoEF_file No Date of approval MoEF file
NIL
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
  (i). Whether any proposal seeking prior approval of Central Government under the Act for diversion of forest land required for the project has been submitted in the past?. : No
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.Tarai East,Haldwani14970
Total14970
B-2.2 Details of Districts involved
District wise breakup
S.no District Name Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1.Nainital14970
Total14970
B-2.3 Village wise breakup
Villages wise breakup
S.no Village Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1GAULA RIVER LOT (A PART OF GAULA RIVER BED) NEAR V14970
1497 0
B-2.4 Component wise breakup
Component wise breakup
S.no Component Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1Gaula River Lot(A part of Gaula River Bed) kathgod14970
Total 1497 0
C. Maps of forest land proposed to be diverted
Division 1. : Tarai East,Haldwani
  (i). Area of forest land proposed to be diverted(in ha.) : 1497   (ii).Shape of forest land proposed to be diverted : Non Linear   (a). No. of patches : One
Patch wise details
Patch No. Area of Patch(in ha.) Kml File of Patches To view KML file on google the same may be downloaded and then open if in google earth install in your computer.
1.1497    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 DGPS 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: No Data
E. Employment likely to be generated
  (i). Whether the Project is likely to generate employment ?: Yes   (ii). Permanent/Regular Employment(Number of persons): 0   (iii). Temporary Employment(Number of person-days): 9000
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: No Data
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 obtained   (b). Environmental Clearance File No.: IA/UK/MIN/8724/2011   (c). Copy of Environmental Clearance to the Project:   (d). Date of grant of Environmental Clearance to the Project: 01 Mar 2021
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: No Data
L. Details of land identified for Compensatory Afforestation
  (i). Whether non-forest or Revenue forest land is required to be provided by User Agency?: No   (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) . Reason for not providing Non-Forest Land: Renewal of mining lease, for the forest area already broken/used for mining, dumping or overburden, construction of roads, ropeways, buildings, etc.
M. Mining Details
M-1.1 . Details of grant/renewal of mining lease in the past
Serial No Period Date of grant/renewal Designation of authority Copy of grant of the mining lease Date of execution Copy of the lease deed
108 Apr 2011 To 08 Apr 201108 Apr 2011AIG OF FOREST08 Apr 2011
 (i) Nature and quantity of mineral actually extracted from the forest and non-forest land NIL
Serial No Mineral Qty. of ore proposed to be extracted during the lease period Qty. of ore actually extracted during the lease period
Forest land Non-Forest land Forest land Non-Forest land
1Extraction of minor mineral , river bed material1497014970
Application under the Mineral Concession Rules, 1960 for renewal of the mining lease : No
M-2 . Details of Mining Plan
(i) Date of approval of mining plan : 31 May 2020 (ii) Approval authority : Geology and Mining Unit, Government Of Uttarakhand Government (iii) Copy of approval of mining plan : (iv) Copy of approved mining plan : (v) Nature of mining (underground/opencast) : Opencast (vi) Copy of the detailed land use plan in 14,000 scale prepared by using DGPS or Total Station :   (vii).  Copy of map of the outer boundary of mining lease area:
M-3 . Details of prospecting undertaken to assess mineral reserves
M-4 . Details of extension (if any) of original prospecting licence issued in the past
(i) Extension of original prospecting license was extended : No
Serial No Designation of authority Date of grant From date To Date Copy of the approval accorded for extension
NIL
M-5 . Brief details of prospecting activities undertaken in the mining lease
(i) Detail of prospecting activity under taken in the mining lease : A study was undertaken by IISWC Dehradun carried out at Gola River Extraction quantity
M-5.1 . Details of bore holes drilled for prospecting
Serial No No. of Bore holes Diameters(inch) No. of Bore holes Diameters(inch)
10000
M-5.2 . Estimated Reserve along with accuracy and confidence level
Serial No Mineral Estimated Reserve in forest land Estimated Reserve in non-forest land
Estimated Reserve %accuracy %confidence level Estimated Reserve %accuracy %confidence level
1Extraction of minor mineral , river bed material1497100100000
M-6 . Details of approval under the Forest(Consevation) Act,1980 obtained for undertaking prospecting activities in the forest land located in the mining lease
(i) Approval under the Forest(Conservation) Act, 1980 for undertaking prospecting activities in the forest land : No
M-7 . Mineral wise details
Number of minerals : NIL
Serial No Minerals Estimated non forest land Estimated forest land Proposed annual extraction Estimated life of mine Total extraction Estimated mineral
1Extraction of minor mineral , river bed material014970000
(i) Proposed use of the minerals proposed to be raised from the mining lease : NIL (ii) Copy of details of the plan for the transportation of the minerals : No Data
Additional information Details
Documents
S.No Documents
Remarks
1Query By DFO
2Query update About Letter No-148,dated-6-7-2022
3MOEF Query Updated
4Query update About Letter No-3884,dated-31-12-2022
5Query update About Letter No-3884,dated-31-12-2022 Approve Gaula River Minining Plan
6Monitering COMMITTEE LETTER Meeting 2022
7
8FOREST CLEARANCE (OLD)
9ENVIRONMENT CLEARANCE (OLD)
10LOI (STATE GOVERNMENT)
11UNDERTAKING OF PAYMENT OF NPV,IF HONBLE SUPREEM COURT INCRESSES THE RATES OF NPV
12JOINT INSPECTION REPORTS
13MANAGING DIRECTOR AUTHORIZATION LETTER
14DFO LETTER NATIONAL PARK OR SANCTUARY AND AIRAL DISTANCE OF THE PROJECT CERTIFICATE
15WHATHER PROJECT AREA IA A PART OF NATIONAL PARK OR SANCTUARY AND AIRAL DISTANCE OF THE PROJECT CERTIFICATE
16NO HISTORRICAL MONUMENTAL OR RELEGOEOUS PLACE BE EFFECTED CERTIFICATE
17CERTIFICATE ALTERNATE SITE EXPLORED
18NOC FROM LOCAL GRAM SABHAS
19NO VOILATION HAS TAKEN PLACE FC ACT.1980
20LAND SCHEDULE
21CERTIFICATE WORK HAS NOT BEEN STARTED
22UNDERTAKING REGARDING NO ANIMAL WILL BE EFFECTED ADVERSELY BY THE PROJECT
23TOPO SHEET
24GEO REFRENCE MAP
25Details of the actual trees to be cut from the existing trees in the project area
26Price list of trees to be affected by the project
27oak tree felling certificate
28Lease Certificate
29non-commencement certificate