Monday, November 29

State-wise list of the proposals considered by the Forest Advisory Committee during its last meeting convened on 18.11.2010

The Forest Advisory Committee considered proposals during its last meeting convened on 18.11.2010 for diverting forest land  and temporary working permission for 9  states. There were no proposals from  Assam , Bihar, Delhi, Gujarat, HaryanaJammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Kerala, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab, RajasthanSikkim,Tamilnadu, Tripura and West Bengal .
State-wise list annexed.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Environment and Forests (independent charge) Shri Jairam Ramesh in a written reply to a question by  Shri MohdAli Khan   in Rajya Sabha today.

State-wise list of the proposals considered by the Forest Advisory Committee during its last meeting convened on 18.11.2010

Sl. No.
Details of the Proposal Considered by theForest Advisory Committee In its Last Meeting Convened on 18.11.2010
Andhra Pradesh
Diversion of 42.071 ha. (22.195 ha. in Nellore Division and 19.876 ha. in Wildlife ProddaturDivision) forest land in favour of Chief Manager, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. for erection of 400 KV multi circuit power transmission line from Krishnapatnam –Gooty-Koornool
Diversion of 97.486 ha of forest land for Galikonda Bauxite mining in Sunkarametta R.F. of Paderu Forest Division in favour of M/s Andhra Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation Limited (APMDCL), Hyderabad
Diversion of 54.657 ha of forest land forRakthakonda Bauxite mining in Anantagiri R.F. of Visakhapatnam Forest Division in favour of M/s Andhra Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation Limited (APMDCL), Hyderabad
Diversion of 153.665 ha of forest land forChittamgondi Bauxite mining in MuliagaluguR.F. of Paderu Forest Division in favour of M/s Andhra Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation Limited (APMDCL). 
Arunachal Pradesh
Diversion of 67.50 ha of forest land for construction of Dumro-Etalin road from 0.00 km to 15.00 km in favour of M/s BRTF in DibangValley district of Arunachal Pradesh
Diversion of 59.874 ha of forest land for widening & improvement of 42 km longRatanpur-Majnwani-Kenda-Keonchi Road infavour of PWD in Marwahi Forest Division  inBilaspur district of Chhattisgarh.
Diversion of additional 32.3315 ha forest land for renewal of mining lease under TC no. 87/1953 located at village of Sanguem Taluka in favour of M/s Sociedade Timblo Irmaos Limited, represented by M/s Panduranga Timbloindustries Goa in North Goa district of Goa
Himachal Pradesh
Diversion of 63.5015 ha of forest land for the construction of 402 MW Shongtong-KarchamHydro Electric Project in favour of Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (HPSEB) inKinnaur Forest Division in Kinnaur District of Himachal Pradesh.
Diversion of 172.53 ha of forest land for the construction of 400 KV D/C line (CKT-1) fromNandikur (Udupi) Generating Station to 400/220 KV Receiving Station at Shantigrama (Hassan) infavour of the Executive Engineer (Elect), major works Division, Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited, Hassan.
Diversion of 98.02 ha. of deemed forest land inTumkur District for establishment of TumkurUniversity Campus, Karnataka.
Letter from Shri Raddhe Mohan Singh, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) addressed to Minister for Environment & Forests and copy to others including DGF&S regarding alleged gross irregularities committed by M/s Suzlon Energy Ltd.
Madhya Pradesh
Diversion of 66.359 ha. forest land in favour of M/s. Reliance Cementation Pvt. Ltd. for limestone mining in Sadhera Block No. P-536 ofMaihar Forest Range in Satna District of Madhya Pradesh
Diversion of 65.00 ha. forest land in favour of South Eastern Coalfields Ltd. for its DhanpuriUnderground Coal mine in Sahdol district of Madhya Pradesh
Diversion of 75.479 ha of forest land in favour of the South East Central Railway for Gondia- Jabalpur gauge conversion project
Diversion of 210.807 ha. of forest land for underground coal mining in favour of Madhya Pradesh State Mining Corporation Ltd. for underground mining in Mandla South Coal Block in Chindwara District of Madhya Pradesh
Coal sector projects regarding their location vis-à-vis pench-Satpura Tiger Corridor.
Diversion of 15.393 ha. of forest land (including 4.325 ha. of forest land to be maintained as safety zone) in village Sainindupur and Oraghatin Sundargarh district, Orissa for Iron ore mining by M/s Rungta Sons Pvt. Ltd. in addition to already diverted area of 53.742 ha. of Revenue forest land of Gramya Jungle/ Jungle category during 1st Renewal of Mining Lease
Proposal for Temporary Working Permission to M/s Essel Mining & Industries Ltd. over 34.250 ha. already broken up forest area in respect of their Koira Iron Ore Mines in Bonai Forest Division of Sundargarh district of Orissa
Diversion of 107.609 ha. forest land in favour of Technical Education Department for setting up of National Institute of Technology (NIT) atSumadi in Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand

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