How are Environmental Impact Assessments regulated? A look at the legislation in India

The process of EIA, though globally accepted and followed, still have many differences specific to the conditions in each country. ¬†In India, EIA has been a mandatory process since the EIA notification became part of India’s legislation in 1994. Since then, many amendments and modifications have been made by the government to improve (or dilute) […]

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Monitoring in EIA

Is it enough to suggest mitigation measures and let things be? Of course not! That will be like asking a kid not to touch the remote and then leaving the kid in the house to go shopping! The final step of the Environmental Impact Assessment is the longest one, and continues during (constructional phase) and […]

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Mitigation Hierarchy: Levels of mitigation in Environmental Impact Assessment

Mitigation is vital to the process of EIA, because it ensures that the adverse environmental impacts of a developmental project are minimized or completely avoided. Mitigation comes with a variety of levels, and this is commonly called as “mitigation hierarchy” in EIA literature. In this post, I’ll be talking in detail about this hierarchy, and […]

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Prediction and mitigation of impacts

After we have screened a project to see if it requires an EIA or not, and after we have conducted the scoping process (which includes baseline study, impact assessment in the form of checklists/matrices/networks and creating a ToR), we come to the third step of Environmental Impact Assessment: Prediction and Mitigation. This step is the […]

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