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Procedure[edit]

Apply In-Person:

  1. To Apply for Forest Clearance (License) Permit, the applicant has to approach the applicant has to approach the Ministry of Environment and Forest, Climate Change Integrated regional offices of their respective state link
  2. An application form will be provided to the applicant by the concerned officer. Or the applicant has to download the application form from the following link or the applicant can select and download the application form from the following link
  3. The applicant has to complete all the necessary details in the application form.
  4. Also, the applicant has to attach all the necessary documents that are mentioned in the “Required Documents” section of this page.
  5. Submit the application form and the supporting documents to the concerned officer.
  6. The applicant has to pay the prescribed fee as requested by the officer and collect the receipt as a proof of Payment.
  7. The department will also conduct investigation to check whether the applicant convicted or penalized in any Criminal/Forest offence case.
  8. Based on the above verification, inspection and investigation, a report will be submitted to the respective sanctioning authority.
  9. Based on the outcome of the above report, recommendation and other internal processing, the designated authority will grant the licence with his/her seal and signature.
  10. The licence will be hand delivered, or sent through post to the address mentioned while applying, or issued as per applicable norms.
  11. This entire process can be completed in 60 days or as per the timeline advised by the respective department authority.


Apply Online

  1. To Apply for Forest Clearance (License) Permit, the applicant has to use the following link – link
  2. The applicant has to click the “New Registration” button.
  3. The applicant has to select the types and click the “Proceed” button.
  4. After creating the profile, the applicant has to login in the portal.
  5. Enter the login ID and password and click the “Login” button.
  6. The applicant has to click the “Applying for new proposal”.
  7. The applicant gets the form selection option to choose the appropriate form of combination of forms of desired Approvals.
  8. Upload the necessary documents which is mentioned in the “Required Documents” section of this page.
  9. After completing all the details click the “Submit” button.
  10. After submit the form a Proposal number will appear, which can be used for further references.
  11. After submission of proposal successfully, department may have sought essential details from user agency (UA) at any during processing of proposal.
  12. An email/SMS alert will be sent by department to user agency for the same.
  13. user agency can view the details needed by department for further processing.
  14. Based on the above verification, inspection and investigation, a report will be submitted to the respective sanctioning authority.
  15. Based on the outcome of the above report, recommendation and other internal processing, the designated authority will grant the licence with his/her seal and signature.
  16. The licence will be hand delivered, or sent through post to the address mentioned while applying, or issued as per applicable norms.
  17. This entire process can be completed in 60 days or as per the timeline advised by the respective department authority.



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Required Documents[edit]

  • Application form link
  • Project Details
  • Short narrative of the proposal and Project/scheme for which the forest land is required
  • Category of the Project
  • Documents of user Agency
  • For more information about submitting documents link



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Regional Offices
Ministry of Environment and Forest, Climate Change
Addl. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (C),
Ministry of Env., Forest and Climate Change
Regional Office (WCZ), Ground Floor
East Wing, New Secretariat Building,
Civil Lines, Nagpur-440001
Ph. No. :0712-2531318
Fax No. :0712-2531318
Email: [email protected]
Contact Details link, link
List of State Nodal Officers link

Note: This regional office is applicable for the state of Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra.


Eligibility[edit]

  • Any agency who intends to Apply for Forest Clearance (License) Permit is eligible to make this application.



Fees[edit]

  • The applicant has to pay the prescribed fee as per the authority request.



Validity[edit]

Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever



Documents to Use[edit]

  • Application form link



Sample Documents[edit]

Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.



Processing Time[edit]

  • The processing time of this procedure completed in 60 days or as per the timeline advised by the respective department authority.



Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications.
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type='website'>video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
Please remove the '&' inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver,
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url 'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M' Video ID is 'Y0US7oR_t3M'.



Instructions[edit]

  • Applicants must complete the application form before submitting it. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Applicants must provide genuine information while applying for this procedure.



Required Information[edit]

  • Project details
  • Category of the Project (Borehole Prospecting, Defence, Dispensary/Hospital, Disputed Settlement Claims, Drinking Water, Encroachments, Forest Village Conversion, Hydel, Irrigation, Mining, Railway, Rehabilitation, Road, School, Thermal, Transmission Line, Village Electricity, Wind Power, Industry, Quarrying, Others)
  • Shape of project land proposed to be diverted (Linear, Non-linear and Hybrid)
  • Estimated cost of the Project (In Lacs)
  • Total period for which the forest land is proposed to be diverted (in years) (Optional)
  • Total Area of Forest Land proposed for diversion (In Hectares)
  • Non-forest Land required for this Project (In Hectares)
  • Purpose-wise break-up of the total land required
  • Details of displacement of people due to the project, if any
  • Details of Certificates/documents enclosed as required under the instructions
  • Signature
  • Name
  • Date
  • Address
  • State serial No. of proposal


Details of User Agency

  • Name (Auto Fill)
  • Address
  • State
  • District (Auto Fill)
  • Pin
  • Landmarks
  • Email Address
  • Landline Telephone No
  • Fax No.
  • Mobile No.
  • Website
  • Legal status of User Agency (Central Govt., State Govt., Central PSU, State PSU, Joint
  • Venture (Pvt. + Govt.), Private, others)


Details of Person Making Application

  • First Name
  • Middle Name Last Name
  • Gender
  • Designation
  • Address
  • State
  • District
  • Pin
  • Landmarks
  • Email Address.
  • Landline Telephone No
  • Fax No
  • Mobile No



Need for the Document[edit]

  • Forest Clearance may be defined as a procedure given by the central or state government to clear or diversion of forest land for non-forest produce.



Information which might help[edit]

  • Manual for User Agency link



Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.



External Links[edit]

Link AND link


Others[edit]

  • Trees are cut down for use as building material, timber or sold as fuel (sometimes in the form of charcoal or timber), while cleared land is used as pasture for livestock and agricultural crops. The vast majority of agricultural activity resulting in deforestation is subsidized by government tax revenue.