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En­vi­ron­men­tal Im­pact As­sess­ment (EIA) is an im­por­tant tool for de­ci­sion­mak­ers, reg­u­la­tors and stake­hold­ers, to un­der­stand the po­ten­tial im­pacts (ad­verse as well as fa­vor­able) of the de­vel­op­men­tal ac­tiv­i­ties on en­vi­ron­ment and so­ci­ety. EIA is a process to in­ter­nal­ize the ex­ter­nal­i­ties as­so­ci­ated with the project ac­tiv­i­ties in the project cost for de­ci­sion mak­ing.

Cen­tre for Sci­ence and En­vi­ron­ment is con­duct­ing a five-day train­ing pro­gramme aimed at giv­ing prac­ti­cal in­puts to par­tic­i­pants on con­duct­ing EIA for all sec­tors spec­i­fied under EIA No­ti­fi­ca­tion 2006.

The train­ing in­puts to par­tic­i­pants would im­prove their un­der­stand­ing of:

1. Screen­ing and scop­ing of the study in­clud­ing iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of le­gal re­quire­ments and for­mu­la­tion of TOR.

2. Un­der­stand­ing of rel­e­vant base line data to be col­lected (both pri­mary and se­condary) and data col­lec­tion

3. In­ter­pre­ta­tion of data to as­sess as­sim­ila­tive ca­pac­ity of the study area.

4. Im­pact and Risk As­sess­ment due to project ac­tiv­i­ties

5. Mit­i­ga­tion and Mon­i­tor­ing Plan

6. En­vi­ron­ment Man­age­ment Pro­grammes (EMP)

7. Bud­get­ing and Project Ben­e­fits

8. Pub­lic Hear­ing

9. Eval­u­a­tion of qual­ity of EIA Re­port

10. Pre­sen­ta­tion of EIA Re­port

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