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Forest Conservation Act 1980 is a unique piece of legislation and regulatory mechanism that reflects the collective will of the nation to protect its rich forests, biodiversity and natural heritage and resources. The act permits only unavoidable use of forest land for various development purposes. It embodies the firm commitment of the Government and the Department to balance the conservation of forests with the sustainable developmental need of the society contributing to better environment, health and economy.

 

This act is regulatory in nature and not prohibitory.

 

 
 

Diversion of Forest Land for Non-Forest use in Assam  since the enforcement of Forest (Conservation Act, 1980)

Year

Area approved for diversion

Diversion not Executed

Area for Boulder collection

Diversion for Artificial Regeneration

Net Diversion

1980

1981

1982

170.20

170.20

1983

1984

99.27

99.27

1985

219.90

219.90

1986

7.53

7.53

1987

116.289

116.289

1988

9.788

9.788

1989

11.123

11.123

1990

74.253

74.253

1991

70.015

70.015

1992

159.178

159.178

1993

3703.268

3703.268

1994

354.75

354.75

1995

136.57

136.57

1996

20.54

20.54

1997

21.21

21.21

1998

17.87

17.87

1999

50.735

50.735

2000

21.60

21.60

2001

18.036

18.036

2002

3.84

3.84

2003

12.076

12.076

2004

583.05

583.05

2005

8.44

245.00

253.44

2006

35.879

14.05

49.929

2007

1.4214

25.648

27.0694

Total

5926.8314

284.698

6211.53

 
   

 

 
 

Statements showing the up to date position of cases approved for diversion of forest land under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 and Compensatory Afforestation done as on 31.03.2006.

1

Purpose of Diversion:-

Nos.

(I) Irrigation Project :-

2

(II) Hydel Project:-

3

(III)  Mining :-

2

(IV) Construction of Road :-

3

(V) Laying of Railway lines

4

(VI) Laying of Transmission line/pipe line

23

(VII) Others

132

Total (Nos) :-

169

2

Forest Area Diverted (Ha.) :-

6211.53

3

Compensatory Afforestation Stipulated (Ha.)

7812.279

(I) On Forest Land

6548.615

(II) On Non- Forest Land

1263.664

Total (Ha.)

15624.558

4

Compensatory Afforestation  done till 31.12.2006 (Ha.)

(I) On Forest Land

9889.054

(II) On Non- Forest Land

744.964

Total

10634.018

5

Balance area to be afforested (Ha.)

(I) On Forest Land

Nil

(II) On Non- Forest Land

Nil

Total

6

Fund spent till 31.03.2006 to 31.03.2007 (Rs. in lakhs)

135594549.32

7

Fund received from user agencies ( Rs. in lakhs)

292498396.93

 
   

 

 
 
Year Area Approved for Diversion Area for Boulder Net Diversion
2008 189.5060 4.500 194.0060
2009 694.6720 2.000 696.6720
2010 88.0000 2.000 90.0000
2011 0.6708 2.000 2.6708
Total 6899.6794 295.198 7194.8774
 
 

 

 

 
 

Forest Land Diverted Under Forest Conservation Act, 1980

1. Purpose of Diversion

Irrigation Project

2

Hydel Project

4

Mining

17

Construction of Road

13

Layinf of Railway Lines

4

Laying of Transmission/ Pipe Line

26

Others

138

Total Nos.

204

2. Forest Area Diverted (Ha)

7194.878

 
 

 

 

 
 
Status of Compensatory Afforestation
 

1. Compensatory Afforestation Stiputales (Ha)

       (i)  On Forest Land                                         : 7548.615

       (ii) On non Forest Land                                   : 2230.360

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           Total                                                         : 9778.975

 

 
 

2. Compensatory Afforestation Scheme Executed till 31.12.2011 (Ha)

       (i) On Forest Land                                         : 11278.114

       (ii) On non Forest Land                                  :  1044.964

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           Total                                                        : 12323.078

 

 
 

3. Balance Area for Afforestation (Ha)

       (i) On Forest Land                                         : 7.341

       (ii) On non Forest Land                                  : Nil

 

 
 

4. Land Spent from 31.03.2007 to 31.12.2011      : Rs. 1107.687 Lakhs

 

 
 

5. Fund Received from Agencies till 31.12.2011   : Rs. 15762.463 Lakhs

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

   
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