FAC considered diversion of 4179 ha on 28 February 2017

FAC considered diversion of 4179 ha on 28 February 2017            

As usual serious delays in sharing of agenda by MoEF&CC

Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) of the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) is considering diversion of 4179 ha of forest in its meeting on 28 February as per the agenda shared in public domain, just 4 days before the meeting on 23 February.

For a change, instead of mining, maximum diversion is proposed for two defence projects amounting to 35 per cent (1445 ha) of the total followed by two Hydel projects amounting to 33 per cent (1357 ha). Chhattisgarh leads among states with maximum diversion proposed followed by Arunachal Pradesh.

 

SECTOR WISE AREA PROPOSED FOR DIVERSION

Sr. No.

Sector

Area

% Area

Proposals

% Proposals

1

DEFENCE

1445.75

34.60

2

18.18

2

HYDEL

1356.83

32.47

2

18.18

3

MINING

1181.35

28.27

5

45.45

4

OTHERS

141.99

3.40

1

9.09

5

WIND POWER

52.66

1.26

1

9.09

-

Total

4178.58

100.00

11

100.00

 

STATE AND SECTOR WISE AREA PROPOSED FOR DIVERSION

Sr. No.

State

Sector

Area

% Area

Proposals

% Proposals

1

ANDHRA PRADESH

WIND POWER

52.66

1.26

1

9.09

2

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

HYDEL

1165.66

27.90

1

9.09

3

CHHATTISGARH

DEFENCE

845.34

20.23

1

9.09

4

CHHATTISGARH

MINING

665.23

15.92

1

9.09

5

JHARKHAND

MINING

34.64

0.83

1

9.09

6

MADHYA PRADESH

DEFENCE

600.406

14.37

1

9.09

7

MAHARASHTRA

OTHERS

141.99

3.40

1

9.09

8

ODISHA

MINING

481.485

11.52

3

27.27

9

UTTARAKHAND

HYDEL

191.173

4.58

1

9.09

-

TOTAL

-

4178.584

100.00

11

100.00

 

*Out of 14 items in the agenda (as on 23.02.2017) 3 are excluded being Modification of approval, Stage I granted and Policy issue. 

 

Analysis by

 

Pushp Jain & Terence Jorge

EIA Resource and Response Centre (ERC)

New Delhi - 110 048. India Web : ercindia.org;

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LIST OF PROJECTS

SI No.

File no.

Name of the Proposal / Agenda Item

State

Area (ha)

Category

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Sandeep Sharma AIGF(FC)

1

8-20/2014-FC

REVISED PROPOSAL FOR DIVERSION OF 1165.66 HA INCLUDIND(91.33 HA UNDER GROUND AREA) OF FORESTLAND FOR CONSTRUCTION OF ETALIN HYDRO ELECTRIC PROJECT (3097 MW) IN DIBANG VALLEY DISTRICT OF ARUNCHAL PRADESH BY M/S ETALIN HYDRO ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY LTD

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

1165.66

HYDEL

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2

8-02/2016-FC

ESTABLISH TECHNICAL FACILITY FOR DEFENCE RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION

CHHATTISGARH

845.34

DEFENCE

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3

8-59/2012-FC

DIVERSION OF 197.173 HA. OF FOREST LAND FOR 252 MW DEVSARI HYDRO ELECTRIC PROJECT ON RIVER PINDER IN TEHSIL THARALI, DISTT. CHAMOLI IN FAVOUR OF M/S SJVN

UTTARAKHAND

191.173

HYDEL

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4

8-ORA105/2006-FCD

DIVERSION OF GANDHAMARDAN BLOCK 'A' MINES IN KEONJHAR FOREST DIVISION IN FAVOUR OF M/S ORISSA MINING CORPORATION LIMITED

ORISSA

216.3617

MINING

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5

8-12/2016-FC

BAILADILA IRON-ORE MINE DEPSIT - 4 DIVERSION OF 570.10 HA. OF FOREST LAND OF MINING LEASE AREA AND 95.13 HA. OF FOREST LAND FOR OUT SIDE MINING AREA

CHHATTISGARH

665.23

MINING

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6

8-11/2009-FC VOL.

PROPOSAL FOR MODIFICATION OF APPROVAL GRANTED EARLIER AND POST FACTO APPROVAL FOR 14.491 HA. OF ADDITIONAL FOREST LAND UTILIZED, IN THE CASE OF DIVERSION OF 56.508 HA. OF FOREST LAND IN HYARADA RESERVE FOREST, DAVANGERE DIVISION FOR ALREADY ESTABLISHED 39.60 MW WIND POWER PROJECT IN FAVOUR OF M/S.CHITRADURGA WIND POWER PRIVATE LIMITED, BANGALORE-REGARDING.

KARNATAKA

56.508

WIND POWER

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Rajagopal Prashant, AIGF(FC)

7

8-28/2016-FC

DIVERSION OF 52.66 HA OF FOREST LAND IN COMPT. NOS. 446, 445, 444, 443, 441, 440 AND 438 OF KUDERU AND KONDAPALLI RF OF ANANTHAPURAMU FOREST DIVISON & DISTRICT OF ANDHRA PRADESH FOR ESTABLISHING WIND POWER PROJECT.

ANDHRA PRADESH

52.66

WIND POWER

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Nisheeth Saxena, AIGF(FC)

8

8-40/2016-FC

DIVERSION OF 600.406 HA. OF FOREST LAND IN FAVOUR OF DEFENCE MINISTRY, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION (DRDO).

MADHYA PRADESH

600.406

DEFENCE

 

9

11-91/2012-FC

ADVANCE FIXING DATES FOR FAC MEETING IN WHOLE YEAR.

NIL

NIL

POLICY ISSUE

 

Rajagopal Prashant, AIGF(FC)

10

8-68/2004-FC (VOL-I)

DIVERSION OF ADDITIONAL 34.64 HA OF FOREST LAND FOR URIMARI OPEN CAST MINING PROJECT IN FAVOUR OF M/S CENTRAL COALFIELDS LIMITED IN HAZARIBAGH DISTRICT OF JHARKHAND.

JHARKHAND

64.64

MINING

 

Sandeep Sharma AIGF(FC)

11

8-07/2017-FC

DIVERSION OF 141.99 HA PROTECTED FOREST LAND & ZUDPI FOREST LAND UNDER FOREST (CONSERVATION) ACT., 1980 FOR THE PURPOSED ASH UTILIZATION, PROMOTION AND RESEARCH PARK AT VILLAGE KACHEWANI & MENDIPUR, TAL. TIRODA, DISTT. GONDIA, MAHARASHTRA.

MAHARASHTRA

141.99

OTHERS

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12

8-46/2016-FC

DIVERSION OF 434.935 HA OF FOREST LAND WITH KODINGMALI BAUXITE MINING LEASE AREA INCLUDING 18.098 HA OF FOREST LAND IN SAFETY ZONE AND 6.860 HA OF FOREST LAND OUTSIDE THE ML AREA FOR CONSTRUCTION OF APPROACH ROAD TO THE MINING LEASE ) FOR MINING OF BAUXITE IN KODINGMALI BAUXITE MINES LOCATED IN KORAPUT AND RAYAGADA DISTRICTS OF ODISHA BY M/S OMC.

ORISSA

434.935

MINING

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13

8-100/1997-FC (VOL.)

DIVERSION OF BALANCE 17.14 HA OF SABIK KISAM FOREST LAND AS ON 25.10.1980 INCLUDING 0.57 HA OF FOREST LAND IN SAFETY ZONE IN ADDITION TO ALREADY DIVERTED FOREST LAND OF 224.63 HA FOR CHROMITE MINING IN THEIR SARUABIL CHROMITE MINE OF 246.858 HA IN VILLAGE SARUABIL, KAMARDA AND TAILANGI UNDER SUKINDA TAHASIL OF JAJPUR DISTRICT, ODISHA UNDER CUTTACK FOREST DIVISION DURING EXTENDED MINING LEASE PERIOD AS PER MMDR (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2015 BY M/S MISRILAL MINES (P) LTD.

ORISSA

17.14

MINING

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14

8-176/1997-FC (VOL.)

DIVERSION OF 29.41 HA OF FOREST LAND (20.89 HA FRESH FOREST LAND AND 8.52 HA OF FOREST LAND FOR RE-DIVERSION OUT OF ALREADY DIVERTED FOREST AREA OF 227.89 HA FOR KULDA OCP OF MAHANANDI COALFIELDS LTD.) IN SUNDARGARH FOREST DIVISION OF SUNDARGARH DISTRICT, ODISHA FOR CONSTRUCTION OF BASUNDHARA COAL WASHERY (10 MTY) BY M/S MAHANADI COALFIELDS LIMITED.

ORISSA

29.41

MINING