Industry Insights

We provide a single point source of information for our clients to monitor the recent developments in Government Notifications/Policies, recent trends , etc. pertaining to their industry.

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1 Wildlife Conservation Plan Site-Specific Wildlife Management Plan Guidelines, Odisha Forest Department

The Site Specific Wildlife Conservation Plan Guidelines is issued by the Odisha Forest Department required to get approval of Government of India for diversion of forest land under Forest Conservation Act’1980.

Site-Specific Wildlife Management Plan Guidelines, Odisha Forest Department
2 Forestry Diversion Proposal Corporate Environment Responsibility (CER) Notification, MoEF&CC dtd. 1st May, 2018

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has released notification on 'Corporate Environment Responsibility'  as the guidelines on the amount of money that companies seeking environmental clearances (ECs) need to spend on corporate environment responsibility (CER). The money to be spent on CER is over and above what is required by companies to implement the Environmental Management Plan(EMP). Companies seeking Environmental Clearance(EC) to expand the capacity of projects (brownfield projects), would be required to earmark 0.125% – 1% of the capital investment on CER. The slab for new projects (greenfield projects), is in the range of 0.25% – 2% of capital investment.

Corporate Environment Responsibility (CER) Notification, MoEF&CC dtd. 1st May, 2018
3 Forestry Diversion Proposal Standardization of Environment Clearance conditions -MoEF&CC, dtd. 9th August, 2018 The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has notified the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification, 2006 imposing certain restrictions and prohibitions on new projects or activities, or on the expansion or modernization of existing projects or activities based on their potential environmental impacts as indicated in the Schedule to the notification, being undertaken in any part of India, unless prior environmental clearance has been accorded in accordance with the provisions of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. Standardization of Environment Clearance conditions -MoEF&CC, dtd. 9th August, 2018
4 Forestry Diversion Proposal Activities which constitutes violations of provisions of Forest Conservation Act 1980 and rules made thereof and guidelines issued in this behalf, by user agencies and quantum of penalty to be imposed —regarding common guideline to be followed by FAC/RE

MoeF&CC issued guidelines, dated 29/01/2018, on the activities which constitutes violations of provisions of Forest Conservation Act 1980 and rules made thereof and guidelines issued in this behalf, by user agencies and quantum of penalty to be imposed —regarding common guideline to be followed by FAC/REC while considering the proposal under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980. These violations have been categorised in five sections:

i. In case where the proposal under the FC has not been submitted and forest land is diverted without FC.

ii. In case where the proposal under the FC is under consideration and forest land is diverted before grant of FC.

iii. Violations/Non-compliance of any conditions imposed while granting approval under FC Act. 

iv. Violations on account of change of land use in the approved mining plan

v. In cases where 'forest lands' has been changed to 'non-forest lands' in government records. 

Activities which constitutes violations of provisions of Forest Conservation Act 1980 and rules made thereof and guidelines issued in this behalf, by user agencies and quantum of penalty to be imposed —regarding common guideline to be followed by FAC/RE
5 Forestry Diversion Proposal How to use PARIVESH portal?

 On 10th August 2018, PARIVESH (Pro Active and Responsive facilitation by Interactive and Virtuous Environmental Singlewindow Hub) is a web based, role based workflow application which has been developed for online submission and monitoring of the proposals submitted by the proponents for seeking Environment, Forest, Wildlife and CRZ Clearances from Central, State and district level authorities. It automates the entire tracking of proposals which includes online submission of a new proposal, editing/updating the details of proposals and displays status of the proposals at each stage of the workflow.  

How to use PARIVESH portal?
6 Chain of Custody Solutions The High Conservation Value (HCV) Forest Toolkit

High Conservation Value Forests (HCVFs) are forests that contain certain attributes (values) that are of critical conservation priority (like rare or threatened habitats or important cultural sites).  This ProForest HCVF Toolkit categorises High Conservation Value Forests (HCVFs)  is six categories and provides a detailed framework on how to define each of the six types of High Conservation Value.

The High Conservation Value (HCV) Forest Toolkit
7 Wildlife Conservation Plan Eco-friendly measures to mitigate impacts of linear infrastructure on wildlife (Draft)

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has issued the guidance document on ‘Eco-friendly measures to mitigate negative impacts on wildlife values from linear infrastructure development projects’ prepared by Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun. This document provides a standard template on structural and non-structural measures for mitigating the impact of roads, railway lines and power lines on wildlife including avifauna. 

Eco-friendly measures to mitigate impacts of linear infrastructure on wildlife (Draft)