Functions of NRO-MoEF (Forest Wing)


To assist the State/Union Territory Governments in preparation of the proposals involving diversion of forests land for non-forestry purposes under the provisions of Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for expeditious processing and disposal of such cases;

To undertake physical inspection of sites in cases of diversion of forest land involving an area of more than 100 hectares and in other cases as may be required;

To monitor the implementation of conditions and safeguards stipulated by Central Government in the proposal approved under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980;

Approval of diversion of forest land to the extent of 5 hectares (except mining and regularization of encroachment) and to process cases between 5 hectates to 40 hectares (and mining and regularization of encroachment cases) in consultation with the State Advisory Groups;

Uploading on the websites the Stage-I (In-principle), Stage-II (Final) approvals, the site inspection/monitoring reports, Agenda and Minutes of the SAG meetings held.