The project proponent/user agency shall required to obtain Forest Clearance from Forest and Environment Department for diversion of forest-land for non –forestry purposes under the provisions of Section 2 of the Forest Conservation Act, 1980. Application shall be submitted online through website https://parivesh.nic.in/ for seeking Forest and Wildlife Clearances. The Hon’ble Supreme Court vide order dated 12.12.1996 in the case of T.N. Godavarman Thirumulkpad vs Union Of India &Ors clarified that provisions enacted in the Forest Conservation Act, 1980 for the conservation of forests and the matters connected therewith must apply to all forests irrespective of the ownership or classification thereof; the term "forest land", occurring in Section 2 includes "forest" as understood in the dictionary sense and also any area recorded as forest in the Government record irrespective of the ownership.
The applicant/ project proponent shall required to obtain Non-Forest land certificate (NOC) from Forest and Environment Department for the purposes of any activities, viz. mining, Roads, any projects, industrial set up, stone crushers, developmental works, construction works etc. Application mentioning postal address, location of project, phone number of applicant shall be submitted to respective Divisional Forest Officer, Territorial Divisions along with required documents like land documents, GPS map of project site showing boundaries and area.