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FOREST LAND DIVERTED UNDER FOREST RIGHTS ACT, 2006

  • Under Section 3(2) of Forest Rights Act 2006

    The Schedule Tribes & other Traditional Forest Dwellers ( Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 secure individual or community tenure or both.The Government of India, Ministry of Environment and Forest, has authorized Divisional Forest Officers (DFO) to grant permission for diversion of forest land up to 1 hectare in each case & which involves felling of trees not exceeding 75 per hectare for small projects in 13 categories as envisaged under section-3(2) of Forest Rights Act, 2006. The details of land diverted so far till 01.01.2016:

    Sector No. of Proposals Forest Area Diverted (Ha.)
    Anganawadi 6 0.276
    Water Harvesting Structure 7 1.192
    Electricity 134 63.586
    Tank & other minor Water bodies 10 5.163
    Road 104 68.871
    School 37 16.796
    Community Centre 16 9.645
    Hospital 5 3.575
    Optical Fiber Cable 1 0.07
    Grand Total 320 169.174

     About 49.066 ha. of forest land has been diverted under General Approval by State Government under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for different developmental projects in LWE districts, the detais of such diversion as under:

    Name of the Sector

    No. of Proposals

    Forest Area diverted (Ha.)

    Road

    04

    38.479

    Stone quarry

    01

    2.992

    Police Establishment

    03

    2.972

    Drinking Water Supply

    02

    1.790

    Power Sub-Station

    01

    2.833

    Construction of Barrage

    01

    4.800

    TOTAL

    12

    53.866