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 63398.59165 Ha. of forest land has only been diverted for 1574 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 24/03/2017
Agency Name No. of Proposal Area
Defence 4 66.161
MSEB 189 2154.256
Railways 13 193.703
Forest 29 4951.099
Irrigation 563 38352.562
Private 136 2053.28835
PWD 109 971.941
Others 531 14655.5813
Total 1574 63398.59165
 
Latest Approvals Stage I & Stage II by Government of India (As on 24/03/2017)
Status No. of Proposal Area
For Stage-I Approval
GOI 38 772.5706
GOM 27 2248.7323
Total 65 3021.3029
For Stage-II Approval
GOI 21 423.3586
GOM 9 111.152
PA/CCF 327 40806.8602
Withdrawn/Rejected/Closed 45 3724.067
Total 65 3021.3029
 
Year wise cases of Finally Approved Proposals from 1980 to 2017 (As on 24/03/2017)
Year No. of Proposal Area
2016-2017 16 1678.657
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
2010-2011 50 1979.723
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