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 66875.8819 Ha. of forest land has only been diverted for 1721 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 23/05/2019
Agency Name No. of Proposal Area
Defence 5 96.161
MSEB 196 2674.0786
Rural Development 62 476.058
Railways 15 194.953
Forest 37 5583.069
Irrigation 575 38657.881
Private 157 2718.907
PWD 115 1024.7283
Others 558 15434.206
Revenue 1 15.84
Total 1721 66875.8819
 
Latest Approvals Stage I & Stage II by Government of India (As on 23/05/2019)
Status No. of Proposal Area
For Stage-I Approval
GOI 22 1042.3
GOM 16 35.708
Total 38 1078.008
For Stage-II Approval
GOI 15 273.608
GOM 4 14.281
PA/CCF 365 7892.688
Withdrawn/Rejected/Closed 85 8769.967
Total 469 16950.544
 
Year wise cases of Finally Approved Proposals from 1980 to 2019 (As on 23/05/2019)
Year No. of Proposal Area
2018-2019 44 1347.378
2017-2018 38 1597.047
2016-2017 27 1736.485
2015-2016 25 1251.584
2014-2015 32 1223.072
2013-2014 40 1426.86
2012-2013 56 1142.155
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