There are many methods by which we can assess the impact of a developmental project on our site and it’s various components. The simplest of these methods are checklists, which I’ve written about before. Checklists were too primitive to be used for large-scale projects. A step higher from […]
We all have made checklists for a variety of reasons. Things you need to buy in the market? Checklist. Things you need to study the night before an exam? Checklist. Things you need to finish during a workout? Checklist. The concept is not new. One of the many, […]
Before you start something new, what is the first thing that you do? Most people take an inventory; what are the things they have and what are the things they will need. What are the things that are likely to change over the course of “this activity” and […]
TOR or Terms of Reference is a document produced by the authority conducting the EIA study. It is formed during Scoping-the second stage in the EIA process. All the stakeholders are invited to submit their concerns regarding the project during a public hearing organized by the EIA committee, […]
EIA is a huge process, and naturally, it involves a whole lot of people. Each have a role to play in the entire EIA process, and here, we’ll take a look at the major stakeholders and how they contribute. Project Proponent If not the most important of all […]
As I mentioned in my previous blog post, time is a major hurdle for EIA. Considering the number of steps the process has, and the complexity of the ecological, cultural, economical and social integration in a particular site, we cannot expect to complete the entire process in two […]
EIA has been with us since the 1990s, but there are still some major issues associated with it’s functioning. And these are the issues I’d like to highlight in this post.