Anatomy of the Indian Environmental Impact Assessment Practice - Learnings for the EIA Professionals and Policymakers
Environmental Impact Assessment is practiced in almost all countries. This book endeavors to critically examine the different components of the Indian EIA practice, viz. EIA report preparation; executive summary, consideration of alternatives, risk assessment, and environmental management program in EIA reports; EIA review mechanism, EIA decision making- environmental approval terms and conditions; and EIA regulation and suggest distilled good practices for effective EIA studies.
The Indian case analyses offer learnings to different EIA stakeholders such as policy-makers, decision-makers, regulators, EIA professionals engaged in conducting EIA studies and preparing EIA reports, EIA reviewers, and NGOs working in the field of environment and sustainability across geographies. The book gives a different perspective to environmentalists and learners of the EIA and should provoke researchers to conduct empirical studies on the implementation of EIAs and evolve innovative methodologies to evaluate different aspects of the EIA practice to improve the efficacy of EIA.
Many books describe the theory and concepts of EIA but not the comprehensive evaluation of EIA practice. This book is the outcome of the author's experience and research papers related to empirical studies for the different components of the EIA practice in India as case analyses. The observations on the Indian policy as well as the implementation of the EIA process cannot be unique to India. Thus, the learnings from the limitations of EIA practice should be useful to the different stakeholders such as policy-making authorities, decision-making authorities, regulators, environmental consultants, EIA professionals, development bankers, and corporates across geographies. The book will serve as a pointer to the limitations of the EIA process and EIA practice to caution the stakeholders and help them fill the gaps.
- Paperback: 284 pages
- Publisher: White Falcon Publishing; 1 edition (2023)
- Author: Arjun Kumar A. Rathi
- ISBN-13: 9781636409634
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 Inches
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