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 64065.6965 Ha. of forest land has only been diverted for 1736 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 05/07/2020
Agency Name No. of Proposal Area
Defence 6 107.064
MSEB 196 2674.079
Rural Development 62 476.058
Railways 15 194.953
Forest 37 1509.689
Irrigation 582 39559.763
Private 157 2718.907
PWD 117 1026.3493
Others 562 15776.4642
Revenue 2 22.37
Total 1736 64065.6965
 
Latest Approvals Stage I & Stage II by Government of India (As on 05/07/2020)
Status No. of Proposal Area
For Stage-I Approval
GOI 4 441.93
GOM 8 3.4543
Total 12 445.3843
For Stage-II Approval
GOI 2 8.02
GOM 3 12.281
PA/CCF 292 7361.4412
Withdrawn/Rejected/Closed 0 0
Total 297 7381.7422
 
Year wise cases of Finally Approved Proposals from 1980 to 2020 (As on 05/07/2020)
Year No. of Proposal Area
2019-2020 12 291.72
2018-2019 48 1397.38
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
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