There has been a continuous demand for forest land for various purposes, which may include a requirement for the exclusive use like cultivation or for the public utility purposes like irrigation, road, hospitals, transmission line etc. This insatiable demand of forest land in the past, had a reduction in its area, since 1947 which continued till 1980, when the promulgation of Forest (Conservation) Ordinance followed by an Act, by the Government of India limited the diversion.Before the enactment of this Act, nearly 10,0000 Ha. forest land since 1947, was diverted for non-forestry use, but after 25-10-1980, nearly 65363.478 Ha. of forest land has only been diverted for 1671 projects, the majority of which are irrigation and other public projects. There has been no diversion for agricultural purpose, except for rehabilitating persons for S.S.P. Few earlier agricultural practices have been regularized.
 
 
Agency wise cases of Finally Approved Proposals under FCA,1980 till 13/12/2017
Agency Name No. of Proposal Area
Defence 4 66.161
MSEB 190 2157.502
Rural Development 62 476.058
Railways 13 193.703
Forest 34 5544.079
Irrigation 566 38400.462
Private 148 2556.565
PWD 112 974.631
Others 541 14978.477
Revenue 1 15.84
Total 1671 65363.478
 
Latest Approvals Stage I & Stage II by Government of India (As on 13/12/2017)
Status No. of Proposal Area
For Stage-I Approval
GOI 7 225.293
GOM 11 459.114
Total 18 684.407
For Stage-II Approval
GOI 12 422.853
GOM 3 24.955
PA/CCF 333 6650.753
Withdrawn/Rejected/Closed 85 40201.702
Total 433 47300.263
 
Year wise cases of Finally Approved Proposals from 1980 to 2017 (As on 13/12/2017)
Year No. of Proposal Area
2017-2018 24 860.7795
2016-2017 26 2290.8652
2015-2016 25 1251.5841
2014-2015 32 1223.071
2013-2014 40 1426.86
2012-2013 65 1159.015
2011-2012 32 351.265
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