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Environmental :

 Catchment Area Treatment & Command Area Development

            On the basis of information received from NCA, the status of implementation of Environmental safeguard measures is as under:

            Catchment Area Treatment

            Physical achievement and targets for catchment area treatment are given in Table 5.4

TABLE 5.4

Physical achievement and targets for catchment area treatment

 (In hectare)

Sl. No.

Description

Madhya Pradesh

Gujarat

Maharashtra

Total

1

Catchment below ISP

2248600

30230

163611

2442441

2

Very High and High degraded area as identified by AISSLUI

433740

30230

100993

564963

3

Phase I area : Directly draining Very High and High degraded area

115622

29730

24298

169650

4

Phase I area : Target (after deducting untreatable area on account of being rocky/steep slope, etc.

110997

29157

23295

163449

5

Phase I area: Achievement

110997

29157

23295*

163449

6

Phase I area : Achievement in %

100%

100%

100%

100%

7

Phase II area* : Freely draining Very High and High degraded area

318118

500

77568

396186

8

Phase II area : Target (after deducting untreatable area on account of being rocky/steep slope; etc.

262165

500

43125

305790

9

Phase II area* : Achievement

143427

500

33578

177505

10

Phase II area* : Achievement in %

54.70%

100%

78%

58.00%

            Note : * Balance area is untreatable. Figure received from NCA.

            Compensatory Plantation:

            a.     The position of physical achievement/targets of compensatory plantation in lieu of 13386 ha forest area diverted for submergence is given in       Table-5.5

TABLE 5.5

Physical Achievement/Targets of Compensatory Plantation in Lieu of 13386 Ha Forest Area Diverted for Submergence

Sr.

State

Target

(Ha)

Achievement (Ha)

Achievement (%)

1

Gujarat

Degraded Forest Area

9300

9300

100%

Non Forest Area

4650

4650

100%

Total

13950

13950

100%

2

Madhya Pradesh

Degraded Forest Area

6538

6538

100%

Non Forest Area

2199

2199

100%

Total

8737

8737

100%

3

Maharashtra

Degraded Forest Area

12977

12977

100%

Non Forest Area

6489

6402*

98.60%

Total

19466

19379

99.50%

Grand Total

42153

42066*

99.70%

            * - Non forst land is being indentified to substitute areas found unfit for plantations.  

            b. In lieu of forest area diverted for rehabilitation in Maharashtra

                        Target                         =          4200 Ha

                        Achievement              =          4197.5 Ha

                        Achievement (%)      =          99.9%

 

c.  Efficacy of Plantations     =          Regarding rate of Survival of the plantations,     the information available from the NCA is presented below :

 

Activities

Gujarat

Maharashtra

Madhya Pradesh

 

 

26% in non forest area and 45% in forest area (2008)

 

Survival percentage one year of reporting

50% non forest area below 50% success as per survey of 2004

80% of non forest and degrated forest areas with 42% success (2007)

 

 

d.    Progress in notification as forest area is given in Table-5.6

TABLE 5.6

PROGRESS IN NOTIFICATION AS FOREST AREA

Sr. No.

States

Area to be declared (Ha)

Area under declaration (Ha)

% Achievement

1

Gujarat

i)    Under Section-4

ii)   Under Section-20

 

4650

4650

 

4650

1640.35

 

100%

35.27%

2

Maharashtra

10603.54

9362.95

88.00%

3

Madhya Pradesh

2199

1973

89.70%

            Figure received from NCA.

 

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