CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction. 2. Planning and processes of the EIA. 3. Development actions: as a plan. 4. An overview of union, state and other nations' EISs. 5. Classifications of EIAs. 6. The EIS/EIA frame work. 7. EIS project management. 8. Preparation of an EIA/EIS. 9. Public participation. 10. Writing EIAs/EISs. 11. Reduce time, effort and paper work. 12. Reviewing EIAs/EISs. 13. EIA in Asian countries. 14. EIA in India.
The book discusses an approach to understand the roles of participants in the environmental impact assessment processes. The discussions in this book generally follow the EIA process in India, in Asia, and also of USA. This book also discusses the background of the EIA, sustainability and development, overseas and transboundary environmental concerns in brief. This book is process oriented and the topic of this book provides a various approaches to understand and work with the EIS or EIA effectively. It describes how to build an EIA team and an EIA frame work, how to manage EIA process and its preparation, how to involve the public in a greater way, and how to write and review the EIAs. Guidelines and regulations have also been provides-which is the basic requirements to prepare an EIA. This book will certainly be helpful to the project proponents, consultants, EIA team, ecologists, geomorphologists, geologists, hydrologists, lawyers, scientists, administrators and to all those who wants to play a significant role in the process of environment impact assessment.