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 64845.469 Ha. of forest land has only been diverted for 1662 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 17/10/2017
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 565 38379.462
Private 144 2087.244
PWD 110 972.521
Others 539 14952.899
Revenue 1 15.84
Total 1662 64845.469
 
Latest Approvals Stage I & Stage II by Government of India (As on 17/10/2017)
Status No. of Proposal Area
For Stage-I Approval
GOI 18 438.871
GOM 30 2214.533
Total 48 2653.404
For Stage-II Approval
GOI 13 550.409
GOM 6 30.085
PA/CCF 339 6621.487
Withdrawn/Rejected/Closed 63 40179.751
Total 421 47381.732
 
Year wise cases of Finally Approved Proposals from 1980 to 2017 (As on 17/10/2017)
Year No. of Proposal Area
2017-2018 15 342.7709
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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