Hill Area Conservation Authority/Guidelines

Tamil Nadu Hill Area Conservation Authority

The “Tamil Nadu Hill Areas Conservation Authority” was constituted in April 1990 with the following objectives: 

i.      To prepare an environmental report of the hill areas and keep it updated every three years.
ii.      To undertake continual monitoring of ecological parameters.
iii.      To prepare a structural development plan indicating the carrying limits of the hills and propose alternatives to the hill population where reasonable economical development cannot be   locally provide without serious over all damage;
iv.      To draw up guidelines for development of hills and compulsorily require prior clearance for any development listed in Annexure-II and ban the activities listed in Annexure-IV altogether.
v.      To advise government on the policy and strategy for all development activities in the hills;
vi.      To issue such directions as necessary to local authorities to enable the compliance and have necessary powers delegated to it under the Municipal and  Panchayat Acts; and
vii.      To prohibit expenditure by any Government department or undertaking on any plan or scheme not cleared by it in that area and require all budgetary provisions (plan and for plan) by all departments are only for schemes cleared by it.
Tamil Nadu Hill Areas Conservation Authority  consist of the following members. 
1.    Chairman                      :        A very senior officer of the I.A.S. to be appointed by the Government
(Part-time)
2.   Member  Secretary            :   Senior I.A.S.Officer to be appointed by the
Govenrment.
3.    Ex-officio Member            :    Secretary, Planning and Development    Department
4.       - do -                               :    Secretary, Finance Department
5.       - do -                               :    Secretary, Environment & Forests Department
6.       - do -                               :     Secretary, Agriculture Department
7.       - do -                               :     Secretary, Animal Husbandry Department
8.       - do -                               :    Secretary,  Public Works  Department
9.       - do -                               :    Secretary, Information & Tourism  Department
10.      - do -                               :    Secretary, Housing & Urban Development Department
11.      - do -                               :    Secretary,  Industries Department
12.      - do -                               :    Secretary,  Rural Department
13.      - do -                               :    Secretary, Municipal Administration & Water Supply Dept
14.      - do -                               :    Chairman, Tamil Nadu Water Supply & Drainage Board
15.      - do -                               :    Chairman, Electricity Board
16.      - do -                               :    Director of Town & Country Planning
17.      – do -                               :    Director of Horticulture
18.      - do -                               :    Collector, The Nilgiris
19.      - do -                               :    Principal Chief Conservator of Forests
An Advisory Council has also been constituted for the specific purpose of advising the Hill Areas Conservation Authority with the following members:
1.                  Chief Engineer,  Soil Conservation
2.                  Chief Engineer, Highways
3.                  Chief Engineer, Buildings
4&5              Chief Engineer, Irrigation & General
6.                  Director of Rural Development
7.                  Director of Animal Husbandry
8.                  Director of Geology & Mining
For more details please see the  following Government Orders:
G.O.Ms.No.44, PLANNING & DEVELOPPMENT (TC.II) DEPARTMENT Dt 2.4.90
ANNEXURE – I     List of hill taluks covered by the authority
ANNEXURE – II   Functions of the Tamil Nadu Hill Areas Conservation Authority
ANNEXURE III    Activities which require prior clearance of the Authority
ANNEXURE – IV  Activities to be banned
G.O.Ms.No.49 Housing and Urban Development (UD2-2)Department Dt 24.3.2003
ANNEXURE-I             Consolidated list of taluks and villages which actually lie in hill areas
ANNEXURE II             Activities which require prior clearance of the authority
GO No.44
PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT (TC.II) DEPARTMENT
G.O.Ms.No.44,                                                           Dated 2.4.90
Read  :
1.                  From the Chairman, Tamil Nadu Electricity Board, D.O.Letter No.CE/PA/87, dt.23-4-87.
2.                  Proceedings of the meeting held on 16-3-88 in the Chambers of Chief Secretary to Government (communicated by Environment control Dept
In Lr.No.2985/B2/87-12, dated 23-3-88)
3.                  From the Director of Town & Country Planning D.O.Lr.No.42094/88/RP,dated 8-12-88.
ORDER
The present status of the hill areas of Tamil Nadu are fast reaching a point of no-return.  There has undoubtedly been an alarming decline in the eco-system of the Western Ghats even within living memory.  This is because all economic activities, ultimately, entail increased extraction of environmental resources and always have an impact in modifying them.  Majority of development activities are carried out only with general social benefits in mind involving a large number of agencies – public and private.  Therefore, when the development takes place in ecologically fragile area like hills, the interaction leads to serious stress when the environment is loaded beyond its safe use capacity.
2.       Often, the economic decisions are not guided by the social  costs on the infrastructure and  hill ecology.  The entirely desirable goals of vegetable cultivation, livestock breeding, dairy          development, repatriate rehabilitation, communication improvements, tourist promotion etc. have all led to overall severe deterioration in our hill environment.  This is because of the fact that the hill  areas  require a policy different from that of the plains which has not been fully recognized.  The      construction of an overall  development philosophy for the hill areas is a specialized task to be done by agencies specifically committed for the task.  Such an effort calls for a multi-disciplinary  approach which will encompass the activities of different government departments – Central and  State Governments, non-governmental agencies, Institutions or private individuals and a  comprehensive programme for implementation.
3.         Considering these, it has been decided to create a body, that will develop the hills into an ecologically acceptable and environmentally desirable area of Indian Land Mass.  Therefore the Director of Town & Country Planning has sent a proposal for setting up a “Tamil Nadu Hill Area Development Authority” under the provisions of  section 10 of the “Tamil Nadu Town & Country Planting Act, 1971”.
4.         The Government, after careful consideration, decided that an Adhoc Authority should be set up now and the same be given a statutory basis in due course.  The Government accordingly direct  that an authority to be called “The Tamil Nadu Hill Areas Conservation Authority” be constituted with immediate effect.
    5.         Tamil Nadu Hill Areas Conservtaion Authority shall consist of the following members.
1.            Chairman            :  A very senior officer of the I.A.S. to be appointed by the Government (Part-time)
2.                Member Secretary            :   Senior I.A.S.Officer to be appointed by the Govenrment.
3.                Ex-officio Member            :    Secretary, Planning and Development Department
4.       - do -               :    Secretary, Finance Department
5.       - do -               :    Secretary, Environment & Forests Despartment
6.       - do -               :     Secretary, Agriculture Department
7.       - do -               :     Secretary, Animal Husbandry Department
8.       - do -               :    Secretary,  Public Works  Department
9.       - do -               :    Secretary, Information & Tourism  Department
10.      - do -               :    Secretary, Housing & Urban Development Department
11.      - do -               :    Secretary,  Industries Department
12.      - do -               :    Secretary,  Rural Department
13.      - do -               :    Secretary, Municipal Administration & Water Supply
Dept
14.      - do -               :    Chairman, Tamil Nadu Water Supply & Drainage Board
15.      - do -               :    Chairman, Electricity Board
16.      - do -               :    Director of Town & Country Planning
17.      – do -               :    Director of Horticulture
18.      - do -               :    Collector, The Nilgiris
19.      - do -               :    Principal Chief Conservator of Forests

6.            The Government also direct that an Advisory Council consisting of the following members to be constituted for the specific purpose of advising the Hill Areas Conservation Authority.
1.                  Chief Engineer,  Soil Conservation
2.                  Chief Engineer, Highways
3.                  Chief Engineer, Buildings
4&t Chief Engineer, Irrigation & General
6.                  Director of Rural Development
7.                  Director of Animal Husbandry
8.                  Director of Geology & Mining
9.                  One sitting Member of the Legislative Assembly representing
any one of the constituencies in the Nilgiris District to be nominated for a two year term by the Government.
10.              One sitting member of the Legislative Assembly representing
any one of the constituencies in which one or more of the Hill  taluks other than Nilgiris, to be nominated for a two year term by the Government.
11.              One chair person of any one of the Panchayat Union or
Municipalities in the Nilgiris areas to be nominated for a two year term by the Government.
12.            Chairperson of the Kodaikanal Panchayat Union
13 Four Environmentalists to be nominated for a two year to
to term by the Government and the representing Non-Government
17 voluntary Organisations connected with environment are
ecology to be nominated for a two year term by the
Government.
18.              The Authority may co-opt any District  Collector having  jurisdiction over the Hill taluks or any other official or non-official as Associate Member or Invitee or Special Invitee.
7.         The functions of the Authority shall be as indicated in Annexure-II to this order.
8.         Orders regarding the appointment of the Part-time Chairman, Member-Secretary and other members of the “Tamil Nadu Hill Areas Conservation Authority” will issue separately.  Pending issue of orders, the Joint Secretary to Government, Planning & Development Department in charge of Hill Area Development Programme and Western Ghats Development Programme is designated as the  Ex-officio Officer on Special Duty” and he will form with immediate effect the “Tamil Nadu Hill Areas Conservation Authority” with the staff in the Hill Area Development Programme and Western Ghats Development  Programme cells in the Secretariat last continued in G.O.Ms.No.105, P&D (TC.I) Department, dated 16.6.89 read with G.O.Ms.No.253, P&D(OP)Department, dated 9.11.89.  The above two cells will be subsumed by the Authority and they will be merged to form the administrative unit for the “Authority” at State level.
9.         The plan formulation cell (HADP) and the District Planning Cell at Udhagamandalam will be merged together along with the staff last continued on G.O.Ms.No.104, P&D(TC II) Department, dated 15/6/89 G.O.Ms.No.,251, P&D(OPII)Department, dated 9.11.89 and the merged unit will be brought under the “Hill Areas Conservation Authority”.  It will he headed by a Project Officer, a senior officer of Indian Administrative Service who will also be the Member-Secretary for the “Authority”.
10.       The “Authority” shall be funded  and financed by the Government.  To start with, the Government accord sanction for an initial grant of Rs.2/- lakhs (Rupees two lakhs) only under the Hill Area Development Programme for setting up the “Authority” immediately.  The expenditure should be debitable to “2052.00 Secretariat General Services – 090 Secretariat schemes in the VIII Five Year Plan – II State Plan – 4A Technical cell for Plan Formation under HADP – 26 Other charges -   .  The amount will be adjusted from regular grant after formation of Tamil Nadu Hill Areas Conservation Authority.
11.       The Government also direct that all plan funds for the hill areas listed in Annexure-I to this order shall be routed through this ‘Authority’.  To start  with, the Hill Area Development Programme and the Western Ghats Development Programme hitherto administered by the Planning & Development Department shall be administered by the ‘Authority’
12.            Sanction is also accorded for the creation of one post of ‘Assistant Project Officer’ in the scale of pay of Rs.3500-5000 initially for a period of one year from the date of employment or till the need therefore ceases whichever is earlier.  The incumbents of the posts will be eligible to draw besides their pay and allowances, other usual allowances admissible to Government employees from time to time.
13.       Pending extension of the provisions of the Tamil Nadu Town and Country Planning Act 1971 to the hill areas, the Government, direct that all Government and Quasi-government departments shall consult even now the ‘Tamil Nadu Hill Areas Conservation Authority’ in respect of all development programmes undertaken by them within the hill areas listed in the Annexure-I to this order under the provisions of the Tamil Nadu Town and Country Planning Act, 1971.  The departments of Secretariat (except Law, Finance and Legislative Assembly departments) are accordingly requested to issue suitable instructions to the Heads of Departments and other autonomous bodies / Corporations under their administrative control to the effect that they should get the prior clearance of the “Tamil Nadu Hill Areas Conservation Authority” in respect of any  development programme undertaken by them in the listed hill areas before they approach the Government for administrative and financial sanctions and to draw up their future programmes for development within the listed hill areas in consultation with the “Tamil Nadu Hill Areas Conservation Authority”.
14.       The Government also direct that all future budget allocations relating to hill areas development including Hill Area Development Programme & Western Ghats Development Programme may be transferred to the ‘Tamil Nadu Hill Areas Conservation Authority’.  The ‘Authority’ may also receive funds and subsidies directly form the Government of India and Union Planning Commission particularly the Western Ghats Secretariat.
15.       The amount sanctioned in para 10 above shall be drawn and placed at the disposal of the Ex-officio Officer on special duty.
16.            Necessary provision will be made in RE/FMA 1990-91 by re-appropriation from savings within the grant or by providing additional amounts.
17.       This order issues with the concurrence of Finance Department vide its U.O.No.736/FS/P/90, dated 2.2.90.
(BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR)
M.M.RAJENDRAN,
CHIEF SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT.

ANNEXURE – I
            LIST OF HILL TALUKS COVERED BY THE AUTHORITY 
1.  Gudalur
2.  Udhagamangalam
3.  Coonoor
4.  Kotagiri
5.  Mettupalayam
6.   Coimbatore
7.   Udumalpet
8.    Pollachi
9.     Dharmapuri
10. Dindigul
11. Kodaikanal
12.  Periakulam
13.  Uzilampatti
14.  Uthamapalayam
15.  Shencottah
16.  Tenkasi
17.  Ambasamudram
18.  Nanguneri
19.  Sankarankoil
20.   Sivagiri
21.   Kalkulam
22.   Vilvancode
23.   Agastheeswaram
24.   Thovalai
25.   Srivilliputhur
26.   Rajapalayam
27.   Sathur
28.   Vellore
29.   Polur
30.   Tirupathur
31.   Chengam
32.   Yercaud
33.   Attur
34.   Namakkal
35.   Kallakurichi
36.   Sathyamangalam
37.   Bhavani
38.   Valparai
39.   Avinashi
40.   Rasipuram
41.   Salem
42.   Thuraiyur
43.   Palani

ANNEXURE – II
Functions of the Tamil Nadu Hill Areas Conservation Authority 
1.Functions listed in Section 12 of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1971: and
i.            To prepare an environmental report of the hill areas and keep it updated every three years.
ii.            To undertake continual monitoring of ecological parameters.
iii.            To prepare a structural development plan indicating the carrying limits of the hills and propose alternatives to the hill population where reasonable economical development cannot be   locally provide without serious over all damage;
iv.            To draw up guidelines for development of hills and compulsorily require prior clearance for any development listed in Annexure-II and ban the activities listed in Annexure-IV altogether.
v.            To advise government on the policy and strategy for all development activities in the hills;
Vi.            To issue such directions as necessary to local authorities to enable the compliance and have necessary powers delegated to it under the Municipal and Panchayat Acts; and
vii.            To prohibit expenditure by any Government department or undertaking on any plan or scheme not cleared by it in that area and require all budgetary provisions (plan and for plan) by all departments are only for schemes cleared by it.

ANNEXURE III
Activities which require prior clearance of the Authority 
1.                  Agriculture
a.      Projects for the restructuring of hill slopes
b.      Projects for the use of uncultivated land or semi-natural areas for intensive agricultural purposes
c.      Water-management projects for agriculture
d.      Initial afforestation where this may lead to adverse ecological changes
e.      Land reclamation for the purposes of conversion to another type of land use
f.        Poultry-rearing installations
g.      Pig-rearing installations
h.      Plantations
i.        Agro-forestry, tree-cropping and orchards
2.            Extractive industry
a.         Deep drillings with the exception of drillings for investigating the stability of the soil and in particular:
-                     geothermal drilling
-                     drilling for the storage of nuclear waste material
-                     drilling for water supplies
b.         Extraction of minerals other than metalliferous and energy-producing minerals, such as lime stone, marble sand, gravel, shale, salt, phosphates and potash
c.            Extraction of coal and lignite by underground mining
d.                  Extraction of coal and lignite by open-cast mining
e.            Extraction of petroleum
f.            Extraction of natural gas
g.                  Extraction of  ores
h.                  Extraction of shale, peat and moss
i.                    Extraction of minerals other than metalliferous and energy-producing minerals by open-cast mining, including extraction of gypsum, fire clay etc.
j.                    Surface industrial installations for the extraction of coal, petroleum, natural gas and ores, as well as bituminous shale.
k.                  Coke ovens dry coal distillation
l.                    Installations for the manufacture of cement refractories.
3.         Energy industry
a.                  Industrial installations for the production of electricity steam and hotwater.
b.                  Industrial installations for carrying gas, steam and hot water, transmission of electrical energy by overhead cables.
c.                  Surface storage of natural gas
d.                  Underground storage of combustible gases.
e.                  Surface storage of fossil fuels
f.                    Industrial briquetting of coal and lignite
g.                  Installations for the production or enrichment of nuclear fuels
h.                  Installations for the reprocessing of irradiated nuclear fuels
i.                    Installations for the collection and processing of radioactive waste.
j.                    Installations for hydroelectric energy production
4.            Processing of metals
a.                  Iron and steelworks, including foundries, forges, drawing plants and rolling mills (unless included in Annexure-I)
b.                  Installations for the production, including smelting, refining, drawing and rolling of non-ferrous metals, excluding precious metals
c.                  Pressing, drawing and stamping of large castings
d.                  Surface treatment and coating of metals
e.                     Manufacture of reservoirs, tanks and other sheet-meta containers
f.                    Manufacture and assembly of motor vehicles and manufacture of motor-vehicle            engines
g.                  Installations for the construction and repair of aircraft
h.                  Manufacture of railway equipment
i.                    Swaging by explosures
j.                    Installations for the roasting and sintering of metallic ores.
5.            Manufacture of grass ceramics
6.            Chemical industry
a.            Treatment of intermediate products and production of chemicals
b.                  Production of pesticies and pharmaceutical products, paint and varnishes, elastomers and peroxides.
c.                  Storage facilities for petroleum, petrochemical and chemical products.
7.         Food industry
a.            Manufacture of vegetable and animal oils and fats
b.                  Packing and canning of animal and vegetable products
c.                  Manufacture of dairy product
d.                  Brewing and malting
e.                  Confectionery and syrup manufacture
f.                    Installations for the slaughter of animals
g.                  Industrial starch manufacturing installations
h.                  Fish-meal and fish-oil factories
i.                    Sugar factories
8.         Textile, leather, wood and paper industries
a.            Wool scouring, degressing and bleaching factories
b.                  Manufacture of fibre board, particle board and plywood
c.                  Manufacture of  pulp, paper and board
d.                  Fibre-dyeing factories
e.                  Cellulose-processing and production installations
f.                    Tannary and leather factories
g.                  Wood based chemicals extraction including aromatics and tannins
9.         Rubber industry
a.            Manufacture an treatment of elastomer-based products
10.            Electronic Industry
a.            Manufacture and refining of bais semi-conductor materials
b.                  Manufacture of semi-conductor components
c.                  Manufacture of electrolytic and other capacitors
d.                  Manufacture of electronic components other than pure assembly materials procured.
11.            Infrastructure projects
a.            Industrial-estate development projects
b.                  Urban-development projects
c.                  Cable-cars
d.                  Construction of  national Highways, State Highways and major district roads and minor roads and railway lines and airports.
e.                  Canalization and flood-relief works
f.                    Dams and other installations designed to hold water or store it on a long-term basis
g.                  Tramways, elevated and underground railways, suspended lines or similar lines of a particular type, used exclusively or mainly for passenger transport.
h.                  Oil an gas pipeline installations
i.                    Installation of long-distance
j.                    Boating
12.       Other projects
a.                  Holiday villages, hotel and resort complexes, hostels and restaurants of more than 300 sq.f
b.                  Racing and test tracks for cars and motorcycles
c.                  Installations for the disposal of industrial and domestic waste (unless included in Annexure-I)
d.                  Waste water treatment plants
e.                  Sludge-deposition sites
f.                    Storage of scrap iron
g.                  Test benches for engines, turbines, rocket motors or reactors
h.                  Manufacture of artificial mineral fibres
i.                    Manufacture, packing, loading or placing in catridges of gunpowder an explosives
j.                    Knackers’ yards, bone meal plants, gelatin plants etc.
k.                  Housing estates, buildings of more than ground and first floor, buildings housing more than two families, commercial and office buildings of more than 300 sq.m. area, industrial sheds and buildings.

ANNEXURE – IV
ACTIVITIES TO BE BANNED 
1.         Crude-oil refineries (excluding undertakings manufacturing only lubricants from crude oil) and installations for the gastification and liquefaction of 500 tonnes or more of coal or bituminous shale per day.
2.            Thermal power stations and other combustion installations with a heat output of 300 megawatts or more and nuclear power stations and other nuclear reactors (except research installations for the production and conversion of fissionable and fertile materials, whose maximum power does not exceed 1 kilowatt continuous thermal load).
3.            Installations solely designed for the permanent storage of final disposal of radioactive waste.
4.            Integrated works for the initial melting of cast-iron and steel.
5.            Installations for the extraction of asbestos and for the processing and transformation of asbestos and products containing asbestos; for asbestos-cement products, with an annual production of more than 20000 tonnes of finished products, for friction material, with an annual production of more than 50 tonnes of finished products, and for other uses of asbestos, utilization of more than 200 tonnes per year.
6.            Integrated chemical installations
7.         Waste-disposal installations for the incineration, chemical treatment or land fill of toxic and dangerous wastes.
GO No.49
Housing & Urban Development Department – Development of Hill Area Conservation Authority – Identification of actual Hill villages – exclusion of villages in Plain Areas of Hill Taluks – Amendment – issued.
Housing and Urban Development (UD2-2)Department
G.O.Ms.No.49                                                                        Dated 24.3.2003
Read :
1.            G.O.Ms.No.44, Planning and Development (TCII) Deptt, dated 2.4.1990
2.   From the Special Commissioner of Town and Country Planning letter No.19663/2001 dated 11-10-2001 and 1-11-2001.
3.   From the Secretary to Government, Housing and Urban Development Deptt, D.O.Letter No.7528/UD2/2001 dated 7-11-2001.
4.   From the Director of Geology and Mining letter No.8154/MMM/2000 dated
5-12-2001.
5.   From the Special Commissioner of Town and Country Planing letter No.3789/ 2000/HSBA dt 7-12-2001
6.   From the Special Commissioner and Commissioner of Land Administration letter No.4680/H/2002 dated 26-2-2002—
ORDER :
In order to develop the hills into an ecologically acceptable and environmentally desirable area, in G.O.Ms.No.44, Planning & Development (TCII) Department  dated 22.4.90 the Government have constituted a high level committee namely Hill Area Conservation Authority (HACA).  As per the orders issued in this Government order, all the Government and Quasi Government Departments shall consult the Hill Area Conservation Authority in respect of all development programmes undertaken by them as listed down in Annexure III of the said Government order in all Hill Taluks specified under Annexure I of the same Government order.
2.            The question of exempting the villages which are located in the plains though they fall in the taluks notified as hill     G.O. was discussed in the 22nd Hill Area Conservation Authority meeting held on 21.2.2001 and it was decided to obtain the details form the District Collectors regarding the villages which are actually located in the hill areas.  The Director of Geology and Mining has scrutinized the same in consultation with the District Collectors and sent his proposals indicating the details of villages which should fall within the purview of Hill Area Conservation Authority.
3.           Based on the reports received from the District Collectors concerned and in consultation with Director of Geology and Mining, the Special Commissioner of Town and Country Planning has sent amendment proposals to Annexure-I of Government Order first read above and to notify the names of villages which are actually located in hill areas of the hill taluks of the various Districts.
4.        The Government have carefully considered the proposal of the Special Commissioner of Town and Country Planning and approved the list of villages sent by the District Collectors, which are actually located in the hill areas of the hill taluks.  The names of the Districts and the names of the villages located in the hill taluks of the respective districts are given in Annexure to this order.
5.        The Government in partial modification of G.O.Ms.No.44, Planning and Development (TCII) Department dated 2.4.1900 direct that in respect of the villages identified as Hill villages in these Hill Taluks, indicated in the Annexure-I to this order, permission from HACA should be obtained for all activities specified in Annexure II of this Government Order before they are taken up for execution of grant of permission.
6.        The Government also direct that for other villages lying in the plains of these Hill Taluks, obtaining permission from the Hill Area Conservation Authority is not necessary and the respective Departmental officials should pursue the activities specified in the Annexure II to this Government Order as per the existing Act, rules, and orders in force.
7.        The Government further direct that, in respect of all villages in the Hill Taluks wherever Reserve Forest lands are available, the activities mentioned in Annexure-II of this Government Order in those lands have to be got cleared by the Hill Area Conservation Authority as required in the Government Order first read above.
(By Order of the Governor)

LAL RAWNA SAILO,
SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT.

ANNEXURE 2
TO G.O.MS.NO.49 DATED 24.03.2003
ACTIVITIES WHICH REQUIRE PRIOR CLEARANCE OF THE AUTHORITY 
1.            Agriculture
a.             Projects for the restructuring of hill slopes.
b.            Projects for the use of uncultivated land or semi-natural areas for
intensive agricultural purposes
c.            Water-management projects for agriculture
d.            Initial afforestation where this may lead to adverse ecological changes
e.            Land reclamation for the purpose of conversion to another type of landUse
f.            Poultry-rearing installations
g.            Pig-rearing installations
h.            Plantations
i.            Agro-forestry, tree cropping and orchards
2.            Extractive Industry
a.            Deep drillings with the exception of drillings for investigating the
stability of the soil and in particular
-   Geothermal drilling
-   Drilling for the storage of nuclear waste material
-   Drilling for water supplies
b.         Extraction of minerals other than metalliferous and energy-producing
minerals, such as limestone, marble sand, gravel, shale, salt, phosphates and potash Extraction of coal and lignite by underground mining
c.        Extraction of coal and lignite by open-case mining
d.       Extraction of petroleum
e.        Extraction of natural gas
f.         Extraction of Ores
g.       Extraction of bituminous shale, peat and moss
h.       Extraction of minerals other than metalliferous and energy-producing      minerals by open-cast mining, including extraction of gypsum, fire clay etc.
i.         Surface industrial installations for the extraction of coal, petroleum, natural gas and ores, as well as bituminous shale.
j.        Coke Ovens (dry coal distillation)
k.      Installations for the manufacture of cement refractories.
3.         Energy Industry
a.       Industrial installations for the production of electricity steam and hot water.
b.      Industrial installations for carrying gas, steam and hot water, transmission or electrical energy by overhead cables.
c.       Surface storage of natural gas
d.      Underground storage of combustible gases
e.       Surface storage of fossil fuels
f.        Industrial briquetting of coal and lignite
g.       Installations for the production or enrichment of nuclear fuels
h.       Instalaltaions for the reprocessing or irradiated nuclear fuels
i.         Installations for the collection and processing of radioactive waste
j.        Installations for hydro-electric energy production
4.            Processing of metals
a.       Iron and steel works, including foundries, forges, drawing plants and
rolling mills (unless include in Annexure –I)
b.      Installations for the production, including smelting, refining, drawing and rolling of non-ferrous metals, excluding precious metals.
c.       Pressing, drawing and stamping of large castings
d.      Surface treatment and coating of metals
e.       Boiler making, manufacture of reservoirs, tanks and othe rsheet-metal containers.
f.        Manufacture and assembly of motor vehicles and manufacture of motor-vehicle engines.
g.       Installations for the constrution and repair of aircraft
h.       Manufacture of railway equipment
i.         Swaging of explosives
j.        Installations for the roasting and sintering of metallic ores.
5.           Manufacture of glass, ceramics
6.           Chemical Industry
a.       Treatment of intermediate products and production of chemicals
b.      Production of pesticides and pharmaceutical products, paint and varnishes, elastomers and peroxides.
c.       Storage facilities for petroleum petrochemical and chemical products.
7.        Food Industry
a.       Manufacture of vegetable and animal oils and fats
b.      Packing and canning of animal and vegetable products
c.       Manufacture of dairy products
d.      Brewing and malting.
e.       Confectionery and syrup manufacture
f.        Installations for the slaughter of animals.
g.       Industrial starch manufacturing installations.
h.       Fish-meal and fish-oil factories
i.         Sugar factories.
8.        Textile, leather, wood and paper industries
a.       Wool scouring degreasing and bleaching factories
b.      Manufacture of fibre board, particle board and plywood
c.       Manufacture of pulp, paper and board
d.      Fibre-dyeing factories
e.       Cellulose-processing and production installations
f.        Tannery and leather-dressing factories
g.       Wood based chemicals extraction including aromatics and tannins
9.        Rubber Industry
Manufacture and treatment of elastomer-based products.
10.            Electronic Industry
a         Manufacture and refining of basic semi-conductor materials
b        Manufacture of semi-conductor components
c         Manufacture sof electrolytic and other capacitors
d        Manufacture of electronic components other that pure assembly materials procured.
11.            Infrastructure projects
a         Industrial-estate development projects
b        Urban-development projects
c         Cable-cars
d        Construction of National Highways, State Highways, major district roads and minor roads and railway lines and airports.
e         Canalization and flood-relief works
f          Dams and other installations designed to hold water or store it on a long-term basis.
g         Tramways, elevated and underground railways, suspended lines or similar lines of a particular type, used exclusively or mainly for passenger transport.
h         Oil and gas pipeline installations
i           Installation of long-distrance aqueducts
j          Beating
11.            Other projects
a         Holiday villages, hotel and resort complexes, hostels and restaurants of  more than 300 sq.m
b        Racing and test tracks for cars and motorcycles.
c         Installations fo rthe disposal of industrial and domestic waste (unless included in Annexure-I)
d        Waste water treatment plants
e         Sludge-deposition sites
f          Storage of scrap iron
g         Test benches for engines, turbines, rocket motors or reactors.
h         Manufacture of artificial mineral fibres
i           Manufacture, packing, leading or placing in catridges of gunpowder and explosives
j          Knackers’ yards, bone meal plants, gelatin plants, etc
k        Housing estates buildings of more than ground and first floor, buildings housing more than two families, commercial and office buildings of more than 300 sq.m are industrial sheds and buildings

8 Comments »

  1. navin said,

    October 1, 2011 @ 7:44 pm

    Sir,

    Could you please share with me the list of villages exempted in HACA (situated in plains but in HACA taluk)?

  2. Bejes said,

    February 20, 2013 @ 8:38 pm

    Sir,
    Could u pls tell me,wheather the HACA clearence needed for packaged drinking water process.

  3. RAJAN said,

    June 27, 2013 @ 12:47 pm

    Will you please tell how to get permission for the building already constructed in HACA area?
    Thanks

  4. VIJAYAKUMAR R said,

    July 28, 2013 @ 2:10 pm

    Hello

    I would like to know where I can get the details of HACA (Restrictions/approvals)for coimbatore and kotagiri.A reply is highly appreciated
    Regards

  5. SRINIVASAN said,

    November 8, 2013 @ 1:49 pm

    Dear sir,
    Please explain how to get clearance from haca for my resort in the foothills of western ghats

    srinivasan

  6. Rudolph Nathaniel said,

    January 30, 2014 @ 5:49 pm

    Sir, if we can get permission for mining at plain haca area. if it please tell me the processes to get permission for mining

  7. Rukmangathan said,

    April 9, 2014 @ 5:54 pm

    Dear Sir / Madam

    We are looking for a development at coonoor village, Nilgiris district. Kindly share me about approval process which will enable us to meeet needful.

    Regards

    V.Rukmangathan

  8. Tamilarasan said,

    May 29, 2014 @ 7:49 pm

    Sir
    Do we neeed HACA clearance for Hospital Building construction?
    Thanks in advance.

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