Forest Diversion Proposal

Do you need assistance in obtaining forest clearance of your forest diversion proposal?

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has issued guidelines for diversion of forest land under the Forest (Conservation) Act,1980. If there is a diversion of forest land is involved, the project has to obtain approval/clearance from the Regional Office of the MoEFCC and/or Central Government (MoEF&CC) after submitting Forest Diversion Proposal.

Type of project 

A.  All proposals involving upto forty hecatres (40ha)  of forest land,

B. All proposals involving diversion of forest land for linear projects such as roads, railway lines, transmission lines, pipelines etc., irrespective of area of forest land involved

C. All proposals involving forest land of more than forty hectares, except those involving diversion of forest land for linear projects, such as roads, railway lines, transmission lines, pipelines etc. irrespective of area of forest land involved

For type-A & B projects , Forest Clearance is granted by Regional Empowered Committee (REC) at regional office of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) located at Chandigarh, Lucknow, Bhopal, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Shillong, Ranchi, Dehradun, Chennai and Nagpur.

For type-C projects,Forest Clearance is granted by Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) at central government (MoEF&CC)

How to submit your forest diversion proposal?

Recently, the MoEF&CC has launched the single window portal PARIVESH for submission of Forest, Wildlife & CRZ Clearance proposals. ‘PARIVESH’ stands for Pro Active and Responsive facilitation by Interactive, Virtuous and Environmental Single-window Hub.

Click here to reach MoEF&CC PARIVESH portal 

Forest clearance stages

As per the para 4.2 of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 forest diversion clearance is given in two stages. The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF&CC) first gives ‘in-principle’ approval to divert forest land for non-forest purposes based on the recommendations of the Forest Advisory Committee on the submitted Forest Diversion Proposal. This approval is subject to the certain conditions to be fulfilled for stage-II/final approval.

Support we offer

Our professional forest management expertise helps you in meeting the regulatory requirements of the projects involving diversion of forest land, confirming to the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) under Forest (Conservation) Act,1980. 

Depending on the status of your project, we plan customised step-by-step solutions to your forest clearance project. For fresh projects, we:

  • Prepare Biodiversity Impact Assessment Report of the flora/fauna and habitat of major wildlife species in the core/buzzer zone of the project within 10 km of the area
  • Prepare Forest Diversion Proposal as per the latest guidelines
  • Conduct DGPS survey of the area under diversion and those identified for Compensatory Afforestation (CA)
  • Prepare Compensatory Afforestation Plan for identified non-forest area/ degraded forest area and obtain approval from the concerned DFO
  • Prepare and get approval for Site Specific Wildlife Conservation Plan as per the MoEF&CC’s and o/o Chief Wildlife Warden of the State’s guidelines.
  • Upload the proposal on Forest Clearance Portal-Parivesh
  • Prepare Rehabilitation and Resettlement (R&R) Plan
  • Draft and submit responses raised by the authorities
  • Liaison till the final approval (Stage-I and Stage-II) from the MoEF&CC

Why us?

Our passionate team at Everain is a consortium of specialised consultants with skills and experience required to secure greatest returns. The expert advice of retired senior forest officers from MoEC&CC and State Services helps private and government organizations get hassle-free Forest Clearance (Stage-I & II) in an optimised time frame. We develop plans regardless of the project size and complexity and strive to meet the interests of our clients. We assure you the benefits of our unmatched services delivered within a flexible and cost-effective business model.

We are also empaneled with the O/o Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) & Chief Wildlife Warden, Odisha, NHAI Green Highways Division, and Goa State Biodiversity Board. 

For a customized solution for your project, please mail us or call us +91-09999677158/9 with your specific requirements and we'll be happy to get back and discuss your project in detail.