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 65749.202 Ha. of forest land has only been diverted for 1692 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 24/06/2018
Agency Name No. of Proposal Area
Defence 5 96.161
MSEB 193 2309.515
Rural Development 62 476.058
Railways 13 193.703
Forest 37 5583.069
Irrigation 568 38515.702
Private 152 2558.993
PWD 114 1024.176
Others 547 14975.985
Revenue 1 15.84
Total 1692 65749.202
 
Latest Approvals Stage I & Stage II by Government of India (As on 24/06/2018)
Status No. of Proposal Area
For Stage-I Approval
GOI 14 627.751
GOM 17 529.426
Total 31 1157.177
For Stage-II Approval
GOI 10 200.208
GOM 2 107.18
PA/CCF 344 7350.961
Withdrawn/Rejected/Closed 86 40151.807
Total 442 47810.156
 
Year wise cases of Finally Approved Proposals from 1980 to 2018 (As on 24/06/2018)
Year No. of Proposal Area
2018-2019 6 203.838
2017-2018 38 1597.047
2016-2017 27 1736.485
2015-2016 25 1251.5841
2014-2015 32 1223.071
2013-2014 40 1426.86
2012-2013 65 1159.015
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