National Forest Land Management Portal


Welcome to National Forest Land Management Portal. State Forest Departments can use the Portal to manage the records of their forest land in a efficient and effective manner.     The functionality of the system is as under:

  1. Master Data Management of Adminstrative Structure: Districts, Tehsils, Revenue Circles, Patwari Halkas & Villages, Khasra
  2. Master Data Management of  Departmental Structure: Forest Circles, Forest Divisions, Forest  Blocks
  3. Registration of Forest Blocks - Names, Area, Forest Block Type, Notification Status
  4. History of  formation of the Forest Blocks  including the villages,  khsasras, gazet notification & all other  related notifications
  5. Centralized Repository of all Gazet Notifications releted to the forest land for online dissemination.
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Forest land has been under immense pressure for its diversion for non forestry purposes. Important reasons for such diversion have been mining, irrigation, hydroelectric projects, encroachments for agriculture etc. To regulate indiscriminate diversion of forest land for non-forestry purposes, Forest (Conservation) Act 1980 was enacted. It envisages seeking permission of Government of India before diversion of forest land. The enforcement of this Act has brought down the diversion of forest land considerably. It is evident from the fact that as against diversion of 15.65 lakh ha of forest land prior to 1980, only 1.21 lakh ha has been diverted thereafter. Thus a total of 16.86 lakh ha of forest land has been diverted for other purpose. The diversion of forest land for non-forestry purposes cannot be avoided. It is, however, necessary to regulate the diversion in a manner so that it is minimal . In the Department, the wing of Land Management is entrusted the task of supervising the cases of diversion of forest land.

Objectives :
  • Manage forest land
  • Oversee diversion of forest land for non-forestry purposes
  • Settlement of land disputes
  • Settlement of encroachments
  • Maintenance and upkeep of forest boundaries
  • Forest (Conservation) Rules, 2003 framed in this regard provide procedure for the diversion of forest land for non-forestry purpose. Government of India issued guidelines to simplify the procedure for submission of proposals seeking prior approval of Government of India. Separate formats have been prescribed for different agencies( Sample of formats). Application complete in all respects, as per the prescribed check list, is to be submitted by the user to the concerned Conservator of Forests (Territorial) along with registration and processing fees Conservator of Forests (Territorial) have been nominated as Regional Nodal Officer as per Forest Conservation Rules, 2003. After registration it is processed on the basis of check list and if found complete it is submitted to the Chief Conservator of Forests, Land Management who is the Nodal Officer. Thereafter, a case number is allotted and after due scrutiny the case is forwarded to Government of India through Government of M.P. The cases approved by Government of India for diversion are given sanction in two stages. First stage sanction is issued with stipulated conditions. After compliance of these conditions, final sanction is granted.

    There are following categories of Application Forms:
  • Diversion of forest land for irrigation.
  • Diversion of forest land for Major Mining.
  • Diversion of forest land for Minor Mining.
  • Diversion of forest land for Electric/ Power Line, Hydel Projects, etc.
  • Diversion of forest land for other categories.
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