Ken-Betwa being considered again though recommended in March meeting - FAC considering diversion of 3881 ha on 25 April 2017

Ken-Betwa being considered again though recommended in March meeting -

FAC considering diversion of 3881 ha on 25 April 2017     

As usual, serious delay in sharing of agenda by MoEF&CC. Agenda has been shared just 3 days before the meeting on 25 April! 

Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) of the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) is considering diversion of 3881 ha of forest in its meeting on 25 April as per the agenda.

Ken-Betwa River Linking is being considered again though in spite of serious opposition across the board, it was recommended in the last meeting but with several conditions. Why this proposal is being considered again is not clear.

There are several policy issues being considered e.g. NPV issues submitted by Indian Wind Turbine Manufacture’s Association for which no documents have been attached.

This month, for diversion, mining is the major category by way of number of projects i.e. 10, and area of 2508 ha i.e. 65 per cent. Maharashtra state leads with maximum area of about 1700 ha for mining in 7 projects.

SECTORWISE AREA PROPOSED FOR DIVERSION*

Sr. No.

Sector

Area

% Area

Proposals

% Proposals

1

Forest Village Conversion

809

20.84

4

26.67

2

Mining

2508.54

64.63

10

66.67

3

Others

564

14.53

1

6.67

 -

Total

3881.54

100.00

15

100.00

 

STATE AND SECTORWISE AREA PROPOSED FOR DIVERSION*

Sr. No.

State

Sector

Area

% Area

Proposals

% Proposals

1

Jharkhand

Mining

246

6.34

1

6.67

2

Madhya Pradesh

Forest Village Conversion

809

20.84

4

26.67

3

Maharashtra

Others

564

14.53

1

6.67

4

Maharashtra

Mining

1698.2

43.75

7

46.67

5

Odisha

Mining

564.34

14.54

2

13.33

-

Total

-

3881.54

100.00

15

100

*Besides Ken Betwa there are three proposals of renewal of approvals and   5 policy issues.

 

AGENDA FOR THE MEETING OF FOREST ADVISORY COMMITTEE SCHEDULED TO BE HELD ON 25TH April, 2017

25th April,2017

SI No.

File no.

Name of the Proposal / Agenda Item

State

Area (ha)

Category

View Documents

Sandeep Sharma AIGF(FC)

1

8-32/1993-FC(VOL-II)

IRON AND MANGANESE ORE MINING IN JODA EAST IRON MINE AND MANNORA MANGANESE MINE OF M/S TISCO LTD IN KEONJHAR FOREST DIVISION FOR 2ND RENEWAL

ORISSA

567.087

MINING

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2

8-ORA098/2004-FCD

RENEWAL OF MINING LEASE FOR KHANDBANDH IRON & MANGANESE MINES OF M/S TISCO LIMITED

ORISSA

653.15

MINING

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3

8-16/2013-FC

DIVERSION OF 50.00 HA. MINE CLOSURE PLAN OF METABODELI IRON ORE DEPOSIT IN KANKER DISTRICT OF CHHATTISGARH IN FAVOUR OF M/S JAYASWAL NECO INDUSTRIES LTD.

CHHATTISGARH

50

MINING

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Nisheeth Saxena, AIGF(FC)

1

8-49/2016-FC

KEN-BETWA LINK PROJECT.

MADHYA PRADESH

6017

IRRIGATION

Click On

2

8-17/2017-FC

VILLAGE"SAKAI TOLA-II" RELOCATION FROM CORE ZONE OF (STR) HOSHANGABAD.

MADHYA PRADESH

150

FOREST VILLAGE CONVERSION

Click On

3

8-18/2017-FC

VILLAGE"MANA (PART-I)" RELOCATION FROM CORE ZONE OF (STR) HOSHANGABAD.

MADHYA PRADESH

215

FOREST VILLAGE CONVERSION

Click On

4

8-19/2017-FC

VILLAGE "MANA PART-II" RELOCATION FROM CORE ZONE OF (STR) HOSHANGABAD.

MADHYA PRADESH

270

FOREST VILLAGE CONVERSION

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5

8-20/2017-FC

VILLAGE"MALANI PART-I" RELOCATION FROM CORE ZONE OF (STR) HOSHANGABAD.

MADHYA PRADESH

174

FOREST VILLAGE CONVERSION

Click On

6

7-79/2015-FC

NPV ISSUES SUBMITTED BY INDIAN WIND TURBINE MANUFACTURE’S ASSOCIATION.

NIL

NIL

POLICY ISSUE

 

Rajagopal Prashant, AIGF(FC)

1

17-25/2016-FC (PT.)

DIVERSION OF FOREST LAND FOR NORTH KOEL RESEVOIR PROJECT- REQUEST FOR RELAXATION FOR CA.

JHARKHAND

1007.29

POLICY ISSUE

 

2

8-31/2011-FC

DIVERSION OF 245.78 HA OF FOREST LAND FOR MINING PURPOSE IN RESPECT OF CHUPERBHITA OCP RAJMAHAL GROUP OF MINES M/S ECL UNDER FAKUR FOREST DIVISION & GODDA, JHARKHAND.(COAL MINING)

JHARKHAND

245.78

MINING

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Sandeep Sharma AIGF(FC)

1

8-15/2016-FC

SUKINDA CHROMITE MINE.

ORISSA

330.972

MINING

Click On

2

8-14/2016-FC

KALIAPANI CHROMITE MINES, VILLAGE:KALIAPANI,TEHSIL: SUKINDA, DIST. JAJPUR,ODISHA.

ORISSA

64.119

POLICY ISSUE

Click On

3

8-16/2016-FC

SUKINDA MINES (CHROMITE) OF M/S. IMFA LTD.

ORISSA

115.05

POLICY ISSUE

Click On

4

8-18/2016-FC

BAPHLIMALI BAUXITE MINING PROJECT OF M/S UTKAL ALUMINA INTERNATIONAL LIMITED ( UAIL).

ORISSA

233.34

MINING

Click On

5

8-25/2016-FC

DIVERSION OF 564.00 HA OF FORESTS LAND UNDER SECTION 2 (II) AND 2 (III) OF FOREST CONSERVATION ACT FOR DEVELOPMENT OF PROPOSED INTERNATIONAL STANDARD ZOO UNDER FOREST (CONSERVATION) ACT, 1980.

MAHARASHTRA

564

OTHERS

Click On

6

8-28/2017-FC

SHIVRAM MINERALS RINGEWADI BAUXITE MINES.

MAHARASHTRA

61

MINING

Click On

7

8-82/2016-FC

MANIKGARH CEMENT LIMESTONE MINES.

MAHARASHTRA

229

MINING

Click On

8

8-61/2016-FC

GOPANI IRON & POWER (INDIA) PVT. LTD.

MAHARASHTRA

153.09

MINING

Click On

9

8-01/2017-FC

DIVERSION OF 293.00 HA. FOREST LAND FOR VILLAGE SHEDWAHI.

MAHARASHTRA

293.12

MINING

Click On

10

8-02/2017-FC

DIVERSION OF 695.72 HA. FOREST LAND FOR MINING OF LIMESTONE IN VILLAGE SHEDWAHI (CHEDWAI) IN GIWATI TALUKA OF CHANDRAPUR DISTRICT.

MAHARASHTRA

695.72

MINING

Click On

11

8-10/2017-FC

DIVERSION OF 72.60 HA. FOREST LAND IN VILLAGE FUSER.

MAHARASHTRA

72.60

MINING

Click On

12

8-09/2016-FC

APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL OF MO&CC UNDER SECTION 2(III) OF FC ACT, 1980 CONCERNING DIVERSION OF 193.67 HA OF FOREST LAND FOR LIMESTONE MINING INCLUDED IN THE TOTAL 840.83 HA. AREA OF SHINDOLA MINING LEASE (ACC LTD.) TAL. WANI, DISTT. YAVATMAL , MAHARASHTRA.

MAHARASHTRA

193.67

MINING

 

13

8-05/1993-FC (PT.)

RENEWAL OF 61.2348 HA (OUT OF TOTAL 126.27 HA FORESTS LAND GRANTED UNDER FOREST (CONSERVATION) ACT, 1980) IN RENUKUT FOREST DIVISION, SONBHADRA FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF ASH DISPOSAL YARD IN FAVOUR OF RENUSAGAR POWER COMPANY LIMITED. – REVIEW OF CONDITIONS STIPULATING IN STAGE –I CLEARANCE FOR IMPOSING PENALTY.

UTTAR PRADESH

61.2348

POLICY ISSU

 

 

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