The Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980


Act ID: 198069
Act Number: 69
Enactment Date: 1980-12-27
Act Year: 1980
Short Title: The Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980
Long Title: An Act to provide for the conservation of forests and for matters connected therewith or ancillary or incidental thereto.
Ministry: Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Enforcement Date: 25-10-1980

YearDescriptionFiles
03.10.2003 Forest (Conservation) Rules, 2003.
01.01.2004 Forest (Conservation) Amendment Rules, 2004
01.01.2004 Corrigendum to the Forest(Conservation) Amendment Rules, 2004.
01.01.2014 Forest (Conservation) Amendment Rules, 2014.
10.10.2014 Forest (Conservation) Second Amendment Rules, 2014.
01.01.2017 Forest (Conservation) Amendment Rules, 2017.
17.08.2018 The Compensatory Afforestation Fund Act 2016 Rules
YearDescriptionFiles
16.10.2000 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest.
06.04.2004 Guidelines dated 14.05.2004 issued under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for diversion of forest lands for establishment of wind energy projects - Clarification on para 3(v) of the guidelines thereof.
12.05.2004 Traditional rights of tribals on forest lands-discontinuance of eviction of tribals - Clarification thereof.
14.05.2004 Guidelines for diversion of forest land purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980-For projects utilizing Wind Energy thereof.
07.06.2004 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980-Revised guidelines for Tusser Cultivation (Vanya Silk Cultivation).
10.06.2004 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980- Clarification regarding para 3(ii) of the guidelines for projects utilizing Wind Energy thereof.
10.06.2004 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - inclusion of Central Mine Planning and Design Institute Ltd. (CMPDI) for subsidence prediction plan in respect of underground mining
15.06.2004 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - clarification thereof.
18.06.2004 Diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980-preparation and implementation of Catchment Area Treatment (CAT) PUM-reg.
23.06.2004 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - clarification regarding deposition of funds with Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA).
23.06.2004 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forestry purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980-clarification regarding realization of NPV for proposals involving underground works.
23.06.2004 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - clarification regarding processing of proposals for approach roads of the petrol pumps
02.07.2004 Handbook of Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, Rules, Guidelines etc.
15.07.2004 Diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980-Procedure for utilizing the land for approach/exit road to petrol pumps-reg.
13.09.2004 Guidelines for diversion of Forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 980- For installation of temporary Crushing and Screening Plants in the mining lease areas already approved for diversion by Central Government thereof.
14.09.2004 Clarification on repair and maintenance of roads constructed on forest lands for public purpose prior to 1980.
06.10.2004 Modification of Para 4.17 of the guidelines issued under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for grant of Temporary Working Permission over already broken up area.
07.12.2004 Guidelines in respect of pre-1980 underground mining lease for extraction of minerals involving extension of already broken up underground forest land.
09.12.2004 Diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980-Procedure for utilizing the land for approach/exit road to petrol pumps-reg.
14.12.2004 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - Revision of the para 4.17 of the guidelines regarding grant of temporary working permission over already broken up area in case of renewal of mining leases, issued under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, thereof.
21.12.2004 Traditional rights off tribails on forest lands - discontinuance of eviction of tribals thereof
03.01.2005 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - General approval under Section 2 of Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, thereof.
31.01.2005 Compensatory Afforestation Scheme.
04.02.2005 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - Clarification regarding charging the cost of Compensatory Afforestation thereof. 25. Guidelines dated 31/01/2005: Compensatory Afforestation Scheme.
10.02.2005 Diversion of forest land for non-forestry purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980-Procedure for utilizing the land for approach/exit road to petrol pumps-reg.
29.03.2005 Disposal of the trees standing on the forest land diverted for non-forestry use under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980; clarification - regarding.
15.04.2005 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - Review of para (vi) of the guidelines for stepping up the development projects in tribal areas thereof.
29.04.2005 Guidelines under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, for up-gradation of 'Kutcha roads constructed prior to 1980 in forest areas, to Pucca roads'.
12.05.2005 Traditional rights of tribals on forest lands-discontinuance of eviction of tribals - Clarification thereof.
17.05.2005 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forestry purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980; Net Present Value of the diverted forest land for underground mining - clarification, regarding.
26.05.2005 Feasibility of adopting the concept of common dumping grounds for mines located in Bellary Hospet region of Karnataka.
08.06.2005 Plantation of Jatropha on forest land under National Afforestation Programme (NAP); clarification under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - regarding.
08.06.2005 Traditional rights of tribals on forest lands-discontinuance of eviction of tribals - Clarification thereof.
09.06.2005 Rights of the forest dependent rural poor including tribals recognized under Indian Forest Act, 1927, to collect stones/slates/boulders etc. for bonafide use from forests.
30.08.2005 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 Clarification regarding applicability of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 on the plantations raised on revenue waste land, community waste land etc., thereof.
23.09.2005 Supreme Court order dated 16-09-2005 in IA No. 1000 in Writ Petition (C) No. 202 of 1995 - Jamwa Ramgarh Sanctuary matter.
24.10.2005 The Scheduled Tribes (Recognition of Forest Rights) Bill, 2005.
27.10.2005 Issue related to imposition of additional conditions by the State Government in respect of proposals involving forest land where permission for diversion of such forest lands has been granted by the Ministry of Environment and Forests.
03.11.2005 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - verification/recognition of rights of tribals and forest dwellers on forest land.
07.11.2005 Traditional Rights of forest dwellers, including tribals, on forest land; discontinuation of eviction - regarding.
09.11.2005 Information about various funds realized from the user agencies for diversion of forest land for non-forestry purposes.
16.11.2005 Extension of mining lease period granted under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 making it co-terminus with the lease period granted under the Mining Act; charging of NPV - regarding.
21.11.2005 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forestry purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - guidelines related to general approval for underground laying of optical fiber cables, underground laying of telephone lines and underground laying of drinking water supply pipelines.
16.12.2005 Guidelines for diversion of forest land under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for establishment of Wind Power Projects; charging of lease rent - regarding.
19.12.2005 Exemption of certain Government projects from payment of Net Present Value (NPV) - Guidelines for collection of NPV under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for diversion of forest land for non-forestry use.
22.12.2005 Expert committee constituted under the chairpersonship of Prof. Kanchan Chopra in the Institute of Economic Growth in compliance of the order dated 26.09.2005 of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India in IA No. 566 in WP(C) No. 202 of 1995: charging of Net Present Value (NPV) of forest land; conduct of regional hearings by the Committee - regarding.
20.02.2006 Guidelines for diversion of forest land under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for establishment of Wind Power Projects; procedure for transfer of lease from the User Agency to investors/power producers - regarding.
14.04.2006 Removal of already quarried and stacked material/mineral from mining lease.
10.05.2006 Exemption from payment of Net Present Value (NPV) for relocation of villages from National Parks/Sanctuaries - regarding.
24.05.2006 General approval dated O3.O1.20O5 under Section-2 of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes
01.06.2006 Imposition of additional conditions by the State Government in respect of diversion of forest land granted by the Central Government under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980.
24.07.2006 Committee constituted in the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) for formulation of suitable guidelines under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 in respect of preparation of projects for construction of roads.
24.07.2006 Plantation of Jatropha on forest land; clarification under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - regarding.
14.09.2006 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - General approval under Section 2 of Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - modification thereof.
03.10.2006 Recovery of Net Present Value (NPV) of the forest land diverted under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 in compliance of the order dated 15th September 2006 of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.
06.10.2006 Guidelines for preparation of projects to obtain prior approval of the Central Government under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for diversion of forest land for construction of roads passing through a number of Divisions / Districts / States.
22.06.2007 Guidelines for diversion of forest land under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for establishment of Wind Power Projects; maximum allowable base area for installing individual Wind Met-mast - modification, regarding.
18.07.2007 Clarification regarding consideration of areas under Zudpi Jungle / Chote Bade Jhad Ka Jungle, etc. and non-availability of non-forest land for the purpose of Compensatory Afforestation.
31.08.2007 Submission of information regarding general approval dated 03.01.2005 under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for Government projects upto 1.00 ha for each case.
24.09.2007 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - General approval under Section 2 of Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, thereof.
13.11.2007 Applicability of Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for activities that are necessary for ex-situ conservation of wild animals including upkeep and management of animals through Zoological Parks/ Zoos/ Biological Parks over forest land.
26.12.2007 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forestry purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act 1980 - guidelines related to general approval under Section-2 of Forest (Conservation) Act 1980 for underground lying of optical fiber cables, underground laying of telephone lines and underground laying of drinking water supply pipelines-reg.
28.12.2007 Clarification regarding consideration of areas under Zudpi Jungle / Chote Bade Jhad Ka Jungle, etc. and non-availability of non-forest land for the purpose of Compensatory Afforestation.
17.01.2008 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forestry purposes under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - designating an authority to approve the mining plan in respect of minor and major minerals.
16.03.2008 About Terms of Reference for studies on potential impact on wind mills on birds and bats through rotor impacts and on terrestrial species of wildlife through habitat damage
13.06.2008 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forestry purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - Guidelines for collection of Net Present Value - in case of projects engaged in the production of Wind Energy by developing of wind farming on forest land.
11.08.2008 Diversion of forest land for non-forestry purpose under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - submission of proposals regarding.
23.10.2008 Guidelines for Stabilization of Shifting Cultivation by Allowing Horticulture / Tea Garden under the Forest Conservation Act, 1980.
11.12.2008 Clarification on pay men 5 towards cutting, Idling, logging and transportation charges of project affected trees in addition to Compensatory Afforestation (CA) and Net Present Value (NPV) under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980.
16.12.2008 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forestry purposes under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - for stipulating the norms for Survey and Investigation (Prospecting of ores) on forest land.
29.12.2008 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forestry purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - Guidelines for collection of Net Present Value - in case of projects engaged in the production of Wind Energy by developing of wind farming on forest land.
05.02.2009 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forestry purposes under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - Guidelines for collection of Net Present Value (NPV).
08.04.2009 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forestry purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act 1980 - guidelines relating to general approval under for underground laying of optical fibre cables, underground laying of telephone lines and underground laying of drinking water supply pipelines -reg.
27.04.2009 Time Bound issuance of Environmental and Forest clearances - Guidelines regarding.
02.07.2009 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forestry purposes under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - Guidelines for collection of Net Present Value (NPV).
30.07.2009 Diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - ensuring compliance of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act 2006.
03.08.2009 Diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - ensuring compliance of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act 2006.
08.09.2009 Diversion of forest land for non-forestry purposes under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - Guidelines for relocation/rehabilitation of villages from National parks / wildlife sanctuaries / Tiger Reserves -regarding
11.09.2009 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - General Approval under Section 2 of Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, thereof.
13.11.2009 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forestry purposes under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - Review of para (vi) of the guidelines dated 20.10.2003 for stepping up the development projects is tribal areas thereof - clarification.
18.03.2010 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - procedure for utilizing the land for approach / exit road to petrol / CNG pumps.
03.05.2010 Diversion of forest land for non-forestry purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980- Guidelines for 'Transfer of Lease' from one user agency to another user agency- regarding
29.06.2010 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forestry purposes under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - modification in para 2.5 (ii) - regarding.
13.08.2010 Minutes of meeting on road side plantation along the National Highways taken by the Minister of State (i/c) for Environment & Forests on 3rd August 2010.
19.08.2010 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forestry purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - for stipulating the norms for Survey and Investigation (Prospecting of ores) on forest land
03.11.2010 General Approval under section-2 of Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 to LWE affected districts for diversion of forest land for certain activities to be carried out by the Government Department involving not more than 2.00 ha of forest land-reg.
04.01.2011 Diversion of large area of forest land for mining and other non-forestry purposes under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980-Stipulation of additional conditions.
06.01.2011 Revision of para 4.4 of the guidelines on Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 regarding projects involving Forest as well as Non-forest Lands.
11.01.2011 Diversion of forest land for non-forestry purposes under the Forest(Conservation)Act, 1980-Guidelines for construction of school buildings for the benefit of the people-reg.
17.01.2011 Guidelines under the Forest(Conservation)Act, 1980 for black topping and bituminous work under Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojana(PMGSY) using cold mix
28.01.2011 Extension of General Approval under Section-2 of the Forest(Conservation)Act, 1980 involving not more than 2.00 ha of forest land from 35 to 83 LWE affected districts selected for integrated Action Plan (IAP) by Planning Commission- reg.
17.02.2011 Revision of para 4.4 of the guidelines on Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 regarding projects involving Forest as well as Non-forest Lands.
21.03.2011 Revision of para 4.4 of the guidelines on Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 regarding projects involving Forest as well as Non-forest Lands.
13.05.2011 General approval under Section-2 of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for diversion of forest land for creation of Critical public utility infrastructure by Govt. Department involving not more than 5.00 ha of forest land in each case in 60 left wing Extremism affected districts-reg.
16.06.2011 General approval under Section-2 of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for diversion of forest land for creation of Critical public utility infrastructure by Govt. Department involving not more than 5.00 ha of forest land in each case in 60 left wing Extremism affected districts-reg.
24.06.2011 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forestry purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980- Guidelines for collection of Net Present Value (NPV).
08.07.2011 Submission of Geo-referenced digital data for application under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980.
11.09.2011 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - General Approval under Section 2 of Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, thereof.
30.09.2011 Guidelines for re-diversion of forest land under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980.
04.11.2011 Clearances under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980: Deposition of funds with the Ad-hoc CAMPA: Remittances to precede 2nd stage clearance.
24.01.2012 Guidelines for maximum allowable width of Right of Way for transmission lines in forest area
13.02.2012 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 -Non-availability of forest land for creation compensatory afforestation
14.02.2012 Strengthening of the office of the Nodal Officer Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980.
14.02.2012 Strengthening of office of the Nodal Officer, Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980
14.02.2012 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 -Submission of mining plans
12.07.2012 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980
30.08.2012 roposals seeking prior approval of Central Government under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for diversion of forest land for coal mining projects.
20.09.2012 Diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest(Conservation)Act, 1980- ensuring compliance of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers(Recognition of Forest Rights)Act,2006,
09.11.2012 Guidelines issued under the forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - Realization of amount required for implementation of CAT Plan in more than one installment for small hydel project having installed capacity less than 25 MW
10.12.2012 General approval under Section-2 of the Forest(Conservation)Act, 1980 for diversion of forest land for creation of critical public utility infrastructure by Government Departments involving not more than 5.00 hectares of forest land in each case in 60 Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected districts- reg.
07.01.2013 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purpose under the forest (conservation) act, 1980- Modification in para 4.4 and 2.2 (iii) thereof.
01.02.2013 General approval under section-2 of the forest(conservation) act,1980 for diversion of forest land for creation of critical public utility infrastructure by Government Departments involving not more than 5.00 hectares of forest land in each case in 60 left wing Extremism(LWE) affected districts-reg.
01.02.2013 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purpose under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980- submission of proposals to obtain approval for diversion of entire forest land located within the mining lease and grant of environment clearance to mining projects.
05.02.2013 Diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - ensuring compliance of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006.
05.02.2013 Report of the Committee constituted under Chairmanship of the Secretary, Environment and Forests to formulate objective parameters for identification of inviolate forest areas. - reg.
08.04.2013 Recommendations of the Forest Advisory Committee in its meeting dated 20th-21st February 2013.
08.04.2013 Recommendation of the Forest Advisory Committee in its meeting date 20th-21st February 2013.
03.05.2013 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980-Modification in para 2.8 thereof.
17.05.2013 General approval under section-2 of the Forest(Conservation) Act, 1980 for diversion of forest land for creation of critical public utility infrastructure by Government Departments involving not more than 5.00 hectares of forest land in each case in Left Wing Extremism(LWE) affected districts-reg.
05.07.2013 9. Guidelines dated 05/07/2013: Diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - ensuring compliance of the Schedules Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers(Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006.
26.07.2013 Assistance to the State of Uttarakhand for restoration activities in the aftermath of the June 2013 disaster
29.08.2013 Storing the records relating to processing of case for Environment Clearance and forest Clearance electronically - reg.
09.10.2013 Diversion of forest land for non-act, non-forest purposes under the Forest(Conservation) Act, 1980 - ensuring compliance of the scheduled tribes another traditional forest dwellers (Recognition of forest rights) Act, 2006.
29.10.2013 Updating of Diversion Proposals under FC Act on the website of the Ministry
05.11.2013 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act 1980—Simplified procedure for grant of approval in certain cases of renewal of mining leases
09.12.2013 Grant of approval under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for diversion of forest land for construction and upgradation Border roads by the Border Roads Organization- reg.
20.12.2013 Diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest(Conservation) Act, 1980 ensuring compliance of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers(Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006
08.01.2014 W. P. No. 03/2014 filed by MR. Santosh Martin & Anr. vs. State of Karnataka & Ors., before the High Court of Karnataka- reg.
15.01.2014 Diversion of Forest land for Non-Forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - ensuring compliance of the Scheduled Tribes and Other traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of forest Rights) Act, 2006.
13.02.2014 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purpose under the Forest (Conservation) Act,1980-General approval under Section-2 of Forest (Conservation) Act,1980.
20.02.2014 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purpose under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980- Raising of plantations along stretches of roads proposed to be widened.
24.02.2014 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980- General approval under Section-2 of Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980
25.02.2014 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest(Conservation)Act, 1980- Submission of proposals for diversion of forest land for irrigation projects- reg.
05.03.2014 General approval under Section-2 of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for diversion of forest land for creation of Critical public utility infrastructure by Govt. Department involving not more than 5.00 ha of forest land in each case in 60 left wing Extremism affected districts-reg.
05.05.2014 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest(Conservation)Act,1980-Guidelines for laying transmission lines through forest areas.
13.05.2014 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - Simplified procedures to obtain approval under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for diversion of forest land located in safety zone of existing mines- reg.
04.07.2014 Diversion of forest land for non-forestry purpose under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980; Guidelines management of safety zone in the mining lease-regarding
04.07.2014 General approval under Section-2 of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for diversion of forest land for construction and widening of two lane roads by the Border Road Organization and other road construction agencies entrusted with the job by the Ministry of Defence, in the area falling within the 100 km. aerial distance from the Line of Actual Control-reg.
04.07.2014 Guidelines under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, for up-gradation of 'Kutcha roads constructed prior to 1980 in forest areas, to Pucca roads'.
04.07.2014 General approval under section-2 of the forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for diversion of forest land for creation of critical public utility infrastructure by government Departments involving not more than 5.00 hectares of forest land in each case in left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected districts-reg.
04.07.2014 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the forest (Conservation) Act, 1980- Rediversion of forest land diverted for construction.widening of roads for right of way to road-side establishments.
04.07.2014 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the forest (conservation) Act, 1980- special provisions for prospecting of minerals in forest areas-reg.
04.07.2014 Guidelines issued under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for diversion of forest land for non-forest purpose- Special provision for creation of compensatory afforestation in lieu of forest land diverted for creation of strategic defence projects (including infrastructure and road projects) being taken up in the area located within 100 km. aerial distance from of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) by any user agency identified by the Minstry of Defence.
04.07.2014 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purpose under the Forest (Conservation ) Act, 1980-Amendment of Para 3.2 (vi) (c) thereof-reg.
04.07.2014 Diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980-Procedure for utilizing the land for approach/exit road to petrol pumps-reg
24.07.2014 Web Portal for online submission and monitoring of Forest Clearance proposals
08.08.2014 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non- forest purpose under the Forest (Conservation Act,1980-Simplified procedure for grant of permission for felling of trees standing on forest land to be diverted for execution of linear projects-reg
08.08.2014 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purpose under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980- Imposition of additional conditions by the State Governments-reg.
08.08.2014 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purpose under the Forest(Conservation) Act,1980- Creation of land bank of suitable non- Forest land and revenue forest land for creation of compensatory Afforestation-reg.
20.08.2014 Guidelines regarding de-linking of grant of forest clearance from the clearance from the Standing Committee of the National Board for WildLife (NBWL).
21.08.2014 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purpose under the Forest ( Conservation) Act,1980-General approval under Section-2 of the Forest (Conservation) Act,1980-reg.
21.08.2014 Expediting various clearances to border infrastructure projects: issues relating to suitable land bank for Compensatory Afforestation and nomination of agency for authentication of different GPS Maps- Declaration of Degraded Forest Land identified for Compensatory Afforestation as Anchal Forest Reserve/ Village Forest Reserve under Arunachal Pradesh Anchal and village Forest Reserve (Constitution and Maintenance) Act, 1985 as amended in 1981 and 1984
25.08.2014 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purpose under the Forest (Conservation) Act,1980- Non-availability of non-forest land for creation of compensatory afforestation
27.08.2014 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act (1980-Simplified procedure for grant of approval in certain cases of renewal of Mining Leases.
07.10.2014 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest Purpose under the Forest (conservation) Act 1980 - Not to recommend conditions which are beyond the control of the user agency- reg
07.10.2014 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purpose under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980- Exemption from the requirement obtaining prior approval of Central Government under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for execution of temporary work in forest land - reg.
07.10.2014 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purpose under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980- Not to recommend project cost-related CSR expenditure as a condition of approval accorded under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980- reg
07.10.2014 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest Purpose under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980- Providing opportunity to the project Proponent to be present and to place their case before the Forest Advisory Committee and Regional Offices- reg.
07.10.2014 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purpose under the Forest (Conservation) Act,1980-Exemption of survey and investigation carried out in national parks and sanctuaries without clearing of forest or cutting of trees from requirement of obtaining approval under the Forest (Conservation) Act,1980-reg.
07.10.2014 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purpose under the Forest (Conservation) Act,1980-Enumeration of trees available on the forest land proposed to be diverted for non-forest purpose-reg.
07.10.2014 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purpose under the Forest(Conservation) Act,1980-Nature of documents relating to land identified for creation of compensatory afforestation required to be submitted along with the application seeking Stage-I approval under the Forest (Conservation) Act,1980-reg.
07.10.2014 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purpose under the Forest (Conservation) Act,1980-Simplified procedure to obtain approval under the Act for re-diversion or change in land use of forest land diverted for non-forest purpose-reg.
07.10.2014 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purpose under the Forest (Conservation) Act,1980, Completion of procedural formalities for felling and extraction of timber and other forest produce from forest land diverted for non-forest purpose-reg.
28.10.2014 General approval under Section-2 of the Forest(Conservation)Act,1980 for diversion of forest land for construction and widening of two lane roads by the Border Road Organization and other road construction agencies entrusted with the job by the Ministry of Defence,in the area falling within the 100 Km aerial distance from the Line of Actual Control-reg.
28.10.2014 Diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act,1980-ensuring compliance of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006
07.11.2014 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purpose under the Forest (Conservation) ACt,1980-Guidelines related general approval under Section-2 of the Forest (Conservation) Act,1980 for underground laying of optical fiber cables, telephone lines and drinking water supply pipelines-reg.
07.11.2014 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - Non-availability of non-forest land for creation of compensatory afforestation.
07.11.2014 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - General approval under Section-2 of the Forest (Conservation) Act
17.11.2014 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - Submission of proposals to obtain approval for diversion of entire forest land located within the mining lease and grant of environment clearance to mining projects.
19.11.2014 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act,1980-Guidelines for laying transmission lines through forest areas-reg
09.01.2015 Diversion of forest land for non-forest purpose under the Forest(Conservation) Act, 1980- Guidelines regarding management of safety zone in the mining lease - reg.
15.01.2015 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purpose under the Forest(Conservation) Act, 1980- Simplified procedure for grant of permission for felling of trees standing on forest land to be diverted for execution of linear projects-reg.
20.01.2015 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act 1980-Submission of proposals to obtain approval for diversion of entire forest land located within the mining lease and grant of environment clearance to mining projects.
29.01.2015 General approval under Section-2 of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for diversion of forest land required for creation of border security related infrastructure within five kilometers aerial distance from the International Border by Paramilitary organizations of the Ministry of Home affairs- reg.
29.01.2015 General approval under sectiom-2 of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for diversion of forest land for construction and widening of two lane roads for INDO-TIBET Border Police in the areas falling within 100 Km. aerial distance from the Line of Actual Control- reg
05.02.2015 Establishment of International Standard Gorewada Zoo and Rescue Center by Forest Development Corporation of Maharashtra Limited (FDCL) by forming an special purpose vehicle of FDCM ltd. and Joint venture partner under PPP mode of Financing- reg.
31.03.2015 Diversion of forest land for non-forest purpose under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980-Amendment of guidelines regarding prior approval of Central Government under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for transfer of lease involving forest land.
01.04.2015 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purpose under the Forest (Conservation) Act 1980 - Submission of Proposals to obtain approval for diversion of entire forest land located within a Mining Lease
01.04.2015 Diversion of forest land for non-forest purpose under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980-Guidelines regarding extension of period of validity of approvals accorded under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for diversion of forest land for mining projects
01.05.2015 Diversion of forest land for non-forest purpose under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980- Guidelines regarding extension of period of validity of approvals accorded under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for diversion of forest land for mining projects
01.05.2015 Guidelines for Diversion of Forest Land for Non-forest purpose under the Forest (Conservation) Act 1980- Submission of Proposals to obtain approvals for diversion of entire forest land located within a mining lease.
01.05.2015 Diversion of forest land for non-forest purpose under the Forest Conservation) Act, 1980- Guidelines regarding extension of period of validity of approvals accorded under the Forest Conservation) Act, 1980 for diversion of mining projects
07.05.2015 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purpose under the Forest(Conservation)Act, 1980- Simplified procedure for grant of permission for feeling of tree standing on forest land to be diverted for execution of linear projects reg
27.05.2015 Diversion of forest land for non-forest purpose under the Forest Conservation Act, 1980- Guidelines regarding area of forest land falling in safety zone.
09.06.2015 Diversion of forest land for non-forest purpose under the forest (Conservation) Act, 1980- processing of proposals in respect of Coal Blocks whose allocation has been cancelled by the Hon'ble Supreme Court
22.06.2015 Diversion of forest land for Non-forest purpose under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - Guidelines regarding land identified for creation of compensatory afforestation in lieu of forest land for Non-Forest purpose.
24.06.2015 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for Non-Forest purpose under the forest (Conservation) Act, 1980- Submission of proposal to obtain Forest Clearance involved in the Petroleum Mining Leases- reg.
14.08.2015 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for Non-Forest purpose under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980- Processing of proposals seeking approval for use of forest land in Protected Areas & Eco-Sensitive Zone of Protected Areas-reg.
28.08.2015 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for Non-Forest purpose under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980- Simplified procedure for grant of permission of felling trees standing on forest land to be diverted for execution of Linear Projects: reg.
07.09.2015 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest Purposes under the Forest(Conservation) Act, 1980 - General approval for underground laying of optical fiber cables, telephone lines, drinking water supply Pipelines, CNG/PNG pipelines within existing right of way of roads and Petroleum Pipelines.
19.10.2015 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purpose under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980- Submission of proposals to obtain approval for diversion of entire forest land located within a mining lease.
10.11.2015 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purpose under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980-Submission of proposals to obtain approval for diversion of entire forest land located within a mining lease.
24.11.2015 Guidelines for Diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act 1980- Procedure of utilizing the land for approach /exit road to petrol pumps-reg.
18.12.2015 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980- General Approval under Section-2 of the Forest (Conservation) Act,1980- reg.
25.02.2016 General approval under section-2 of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for diversion of forest land for creation of critical public utility infrastructure by Government Departments involving not more than 5.00 hectares of forest land in each case in Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected districts-reg.
03.03.2016 Guidelines under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980- Clarification on drilling of shot holes for seismic surveys-reg.
09.03.2016 Guidelines regarding prior approval of the Central Government under the Forest Conservation (Act), 1980 for areas falling in the mining leases which were or are recorded as forest in the Government record on or after the day the FC came into force, but while processing and or approving the proposals under the FC Act for use of forest land falling in such mining leases for mining purposes such areas were treated as 'non-forest'-reg.
16.03.2016 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forestry purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980- Guidelines for collection of Net Present Value (NPV).
31.03.2016 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the forest (Conservation) Act, 1980- Submission of proposals to obtain approval for diversion of entire forest land located within a mining lease
20.06.2016 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purpose under the Forest Conservation Act (1980) - Submission of proposals to obtain approval for diversion of entire forest land located within a mining lease.
30.08.2016 Guidelines regarding prior approval of Central Government under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 (FC Act) for areas falling in the mining leases which were or are recorded as 'forest' in the Government record on or after the day the FC Act came into force, but while processing and or approving the proposals under the FC Act for use of forest land falling in such mining leases for mining purposes, such areas were treated as 'non-forest — reg.
29.09.2016 Guidelines for felling permission of trees in Eco-Sensitive Zone of Protected Areas- reg.
30.09.2016 Guidelines regarding prior approval of Central Government under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 (FC Act) for areas falling in the mining leases which were or are recorded as ‘forest’ in the Government record on or after the day the FC Act came into force, but while processing and or approving the proposals under the FC Act for use of forest land falling in such mining leases for mining purposes, such areas were treated as ‘non-forest – reg.
24.10.2016 Guidelines for diversion of forest for land non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act,1980- Guidelines for laying Transmission lines through forest area- reg.
08.11.2016 Diversion of forest land for non-forestry purposes under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - Guidelines for construction of community toilet for the benefit of the people-reg.
17.11.2016 Guidelines regarding prior approval of Central Government under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for all original documents of the all proposal with Ink Signature and stamp with relevant officer - reg.
17.11.2016 Guidelines for filling online form for seeking permission for grant of forest land on lease under section 2 (iii) of Forest Conservation Act, 1980.
30.11.2016 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purpose under the Forest (Conservation) Act 1980- Submission of proposals to obtain approval for diversion of entire forest land located within a mining lease.
19.01.2017 Clarification regarding diversion of forest land for non-forestry purpose under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 — provision of transferring equivalent non-forest land by Government Departments for compensatory afforestation.
08.02.2017 Mining leases (ML) applications which have been saved under Section 10A (c) of the Mines & Mineral (Development & Regulations) (MMDR) Act 2015 deemed to have lapsed if not executed before 11.01.2017 - the list of mining leases executed on or before 11.1.2017 involving forest land by the State Government under Section 10A (c) of MMDR Act 2015-reg.
23.02.2017 Diversion of forest land for non-forest purpose under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - Guidelines regarding extension of period of validity of approvals accorded under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for diversion of forest land for mining of Atomic Minerals.
22.03.2017 Review of cases pending beyond timelines in the digitized services of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change- reg.
30.03.2017 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forestry purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act 1980- Submission of proposal to obtain approval for diversion of entire forest land located within a mining lease regarding clarification in guidelines issued by Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change vide letter no. F. No. 11-85/2016--FC dated 30.11.2016.
03.05.2017 Diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980- processing of proposals in respect of Iron Blocks whose aloocation has been cancelled by the Supreme Court in the CWP no. 562 of 2009 in the Samaj Parivartan Samudaya & Ors vs State of Karnataka & Ors.
03.05.2017 Guidelines under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980- Clarification on drilling of shot holes for seismic surveys-reg.
30.05.2017 Establishment of Elephant Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre in Sarguja Forest Division, Chhattisgarh-regarding.
01.08.2017 Guidelines for conducting Cost Benefit Analysis for projects involving diversion of forest land under the provisions of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980.
02.08.2017 Clarification about the applicability of the Guidelines issued on 27th May, 2015 for diversion of forest land for Non-forest purpose under the Forest Conservation Act 1980 regarding area of forest land falling in the Safety Zone
28.08.2017 Clarification regarding inclusion of Army infrastructure project in the 'General approval' under Section-2 of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for diversion of forest land for construction and widening of two lane roads by the Border Road organization and other road construction agencies entrusted with the job by the Ministry of Defence, in the area falling within the 100 Km aerial distance from the Line of Actual Control-reg.
06.09.2017 Request for cutting and removing of already marked trees during Joint survey of Railway officials along with Forest officials in between section Seoni-Bhoma from Railway km 63.30 km 67.60 within existing Railways land boundary- reg.
20.09.2017 Clarification on guideline dated 01.04.2015 and 01.05.2015 issued by this ministry regarding extension of period of validity of approvals accorded under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for diversion of forest land for mining projects in light of extension of mining lease under MMDR Amendment Act 2015.
27.09.2017 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purpose under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - Simplified procedure for grant of permission for felling of trees standing on forest land to be diverted for execution of linear projects-regarding.
23.10.2017 Diversion of forest land for non-forest purpose under the Forest Conservation Act, 1980- ensuring compliance of the Schedule Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Right) Act-2006.
03.11.2017 General approval under Section - 2 of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for diversion of forest land required for creation of border security related infrastructure within 100 Km. distance of the LoC (Line of Actual Control) - reg.
08.11.2017 Identification and suitability of Non-forest land for Compensatory Afforestation under Forest Conservation Act 1980 - regarding Identification of Land Bank for Compensatory Afforestation (CA).
30.11.2017 Diversion of forest land for non-forest purpose under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980-Guidelines regarding extension of period of validity of approvals accorded under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for diversion of forest land for mining projects.
05.12.2017 Application of Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 and Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 on the forest land falling in the Right of Way (RoW) of the Railway in light of the provisions of the Railway Act, 1989-regarding.
12.12.2017 Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest land for non-forestry purpose under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 - guideline related to general approval for underground laying of optical fibre cables, underground laying of telephone lines and underground laying of drinking water supply pipeline - on applicability to the slurry pipelines for transporting mined material - regarding.
21.12.2017 General approval under Section-2 of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for diversion of forest land required for creation of border security related infrastructure within five kilometers aerial distance from the International Border by Paramilitary organizations of the Ministry of Home Affairs- general approval granted to projects involving forest land along Indo-Myanmar and Indo-Bhutan borders upto 16 Km along Indo-Nepal border and within five kilometers of all other International Borders-reg.
29.01.2018 Activities which constitutes violations of provisions of Forest Conservation Act 1980 and rules made thereof and guidelines issued in this behalf, by user agencies and quantum of penalty to be imposed —regarding common guideline to be followed by FAC/REC while considering the proposal under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980.
02.02.2018 Calculation of safety zone raise by Government of Odisha in case of Gandhamardan (Block-B) mining lease of M/s Odisha Mining Corporation Ltd.
07.03.2018 Deposition of fund through online for implementation of CAT plan in more than one instalment for small Hydel Project-regarding.
09.03.2018 Submission of Geo-referenced digital data for applications under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980
17.04.2018 Revision of Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forestry purpose under the forest (Conservation) Act, 1980
19.04.2018 General approval under Section-2 of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for diversion of forest land required for creation of border security related infrastructure within the International Border and LAC by Paramilitary organizations as BRO, ITBP, BSF, SSB of the Ministry of Defence and Home Affairs-regarding extending the dispensation to NHIDCL.
09.05.2018 Guidelines for stipulating the norms for survey and investigation (Prospecting of ores) on forest land- reg.
27.06.2018 Guidelines on the issue of zudpi Jungle of Maharastra.
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