FOREST LAND DIVERTED UNDER FOREST CONSERVATION ACT, 1980
Forest Land Diverted for Non-Forestry Purposes:
- Developmental Projects:
About 46,707.49 ha. of forest land have been diverted under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for different developmental projects, the details of such diversion as on 01.10.2015 are as under.
Sector No. of Proposals Forest Area Diverted (Ha.) Irrigation 84 9777.46 Industry 27 4286.58 Mining 171 22666.89 Energy 06 116.45 Road & Bridges 40 314.55 Railway 18 2408.55 Defence 4 3865.25 Human Habitation 3 321.94 Others 45 1145.12 Transmission 63 3539.28 Total 461 48442.07
To facilitate creation of certain critical developmental and security related infrastructure; Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India in its Letter dated 3rd January, 2005 has accorded general approval under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for diversion of not more than 1 hectare of forest land in Left Wing Area in case of certain facilities (11 categories) managed by the Government Departments. Concerned Divisional Forest Officers shall assess bare minimum requirements of forest area for the projects which shall not exceed 1 hectare in each case and which involves felling of trees not exceeding fifty trees per hectare. The details of forest land diverted so far are as under.
Sl. No. District Forest Division Name of the Project Forest Area Diverted. (In ha) 1 Malkangiri Malkangiri Anti-Nazal camp at Pakhanaguda of Kudmulguma Tahasil 0.95 2 Jajpur Cuttack Water Treatment Plant for supply of water to Vyasnagar Municipality 0.99 3 Nuapara Khariar Water Supply to Khariar NAC 0.80 4 Keonjhar Keonjhar WL Improvement of Road from Sagadapata to Barigaon in Harichandanpur-Brahmanipal 4.96 5 Keonjhar Keonjhar Improvement of Road from Pandapada to Harichandanpur 5.00 6 Keonjhar Keonjhar Security Barrack at Bansapal 1.21 Total 13.91