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- The project proponent and the user agencies are required to obtain Forest Clearance from the Forest and Environment Department for diversion of forest-land for non –forestry purposes under the provisions of Section 2 of the Forest Conservation Act, 1980 Restriction on the dereservation of forests or use of forest land for non-forest purpose. .
- Any project or activity requiring Forest, Environment, Wildlife and CRZ Clearances from the District level or State level or Ministry of Environment & Forest level are needed to submit their applications along with a detailed proposal for the prior approval to the respective departments.
- As per the provisions of WildLife (Protection) Act, 1972 and Orders of Hon’ble Supreme Court dated 9th May 2002 Proposals that require permission Under Section 29 of WLPA (Destruction, etc., in a sanctuary prohibited without a permit) are also required the recommendation of the Standing Committee of National Board for Wildlife, before seeking approval for such activities. , any non forestry activity inside a Sanctuary or National Park requires clearance from Standing Committee of NBWL It is a central government body that considers proposals after a series of levels of scrutiny and recommendations of the State Chief Wildlife Warden, State Government, and the State Board for Wildlife. The Standing Committee consists of the Vice-Chairperson (Union Minister in charge of Forests and Wildlife), the Member Secretary, and not more than ten members nominated by the Vice-Chairperson from amongst the members of the National Board. .
- Forest NOC is required for the diversion of any land area or parcel which is a part of notified protected area and reserved forest under the Indian Forest Act 1927.
- The industrial, commercial and residential activities having an access of the forest land to the project site in whichever manner are required to take the prior approval for the diversion of the land or the forest clearance under the Forest Conservation Act 1980.
- No use or access can be allowed of the forest land without taking the forest NOC from the Forest Department of the respective State Government and Central Government.
- Wildlife NOC is required for any activity and any project that is being proposed by the user agency which requires the diversion of land or habitat of the wildlife under the Wildlife Protection Act 1972.
- Wildlife means any protected Protected areas include national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, community conserved areas, nature reserves, etc for the biodiversity conservation and people’s livelihoods at the local level. , (National park The protected area under the provisions of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, to conserve both fauna and flora where no human activity is permitted until prior approval is done. , or Sanctuaries) These are the protected areas where very human activity is allowed. These areas focus on the conservation of a particular species of plant or animal. Boundary may not be clearly defined or fenced. or any other forest that is notified under the Wildlife Protection Act 1972 by the MoEF.
- There are certain activities that may be permitted by the Standing Committee of NBWL (National Board for Wildlife) It is a central government body that considers proposals after a series of levels of scrutiny and recommendations of the State Chief Wildlife Warden, State Government, and the State Board for Wildlife. The Standing Committee consists of the Vice-Chairperson (Union Minister in charge of Forests and Wildlife), the Member Secretary, and not more than ten members nominated by the Vice-Chairperson from amongst the members of the National Board. and some activities that are restricted completely by the Ministry of Environment & Forest.
- The user agency or the Project proponent are required to take the prior approval and the NOC for the Wildlife to take up any activity under the Wildlife Protection Act 1972.
- In exercise of the powers conferred under section 3 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 rule 5 of the
Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986, the MoEF Central Government notified the MoEF notification dated 7 May 1992 forbids carrying on certain activities and operations
which are as following:
- Mining operation whether it is fresh, expansion and modernisation
- New industries
- Cutting of trees;
- Construction activities, farms houses, sheds, community centres, information centres and any other activity
- Electrification (laying of new transmission lines)
- As per the Aravali MoEF notification dated 7 May 1992, The aforesaid activities and
operations are prohibited in the certain areas:
- Reserved forest Reserved forests are given under the Indian forest Act 1927. In RF, the activities like grazing, fuelwood collection, haunting, etc. are generally banned unless prior permission is granted for a particular reason. and Protected forest Protected Forests were introduced in India through the Indian Forest Act of 1927. In PF, mostly all activities like grazing, fuelwood collection, etc. are allowed unless banned specifically.
- Any other area that has been shown ‘forest’ in the land revenue records maintained by the Gurgaon District of the State of Haryana and the Alwar District of the State of Rajasthan.
- Gair Mumkin Pahar, Gair Mumkin Rada, Gair Mumkin Behed, Banjad Beed, Rundh
- Anyone who wants to undertake any mentioned activities and operations, are required to take the prior approval from the Ministry of Environment and Forests. The application has to be annexed with an Environmental Impact Report A detailed report having the possible anticipated impacts on the fauna and flora of the particular region due to the proposed activity or project and the mitigation measures of these negative impacts on the environment. and an Environmental Management Plan. EMP consists of all mitigation measures for each component of the environment due to the proposed activity during the construction, and operation and minimizes adverse environmental impacts resulting from the activities of the project.
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