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CRITICAL ASSESSMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA) REPORTS IN INDIA: CHALLENGES AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Nikhil Coutinho, Anupama Dhanu, Dr. Siddhesh Pai.

Abstract
All over the world, Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) is considered as an important process to check the effects of
development projects on the environment. The role of the EIA report was formally recognized in 1992 at the Earth Summit in
Rio wherein it was declared as an obligation for proposed projects that might adversely affect the environment. In India, the
Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) notification, the main guide for the environment approval, has been changed several
times since its implementation. The impact of construction activities on the environment has been a major concern in the
world of advancements today. With the global climate rising, the importance of preserving the environment has become the
need of the hour. The latest pandemic has proven to us that, we as a species, lack foresight. The recent Covid-19 pandemic
has shown us the magnitude of the response required in the post-COVID-19 world to combat the climate crisis and tackle
human sustenance. Even most advanced nations were unable to save millions of lives.
EIA can definitely play a significant role in combating climate change, as suggested by international climate change
agreements. Currently in India, EIAs have had far less impact than their founding members had expected. This paper
examines how EIA requirements have influenced Quality of the EIA report. It also highlights the necessary contribution of
public consultation. The paper concludes by indicating recommendations that would enhance the quality of EIA report in the
near future.

Key words: Environment Impact Assessment (EIA), global climate crisis, human sustenance, Quality of EIA report, public consultation


 
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Nikhil Coutinho, Anupama Dhanu, Dr. Siddhesh Pai. CRITICAL ASSESSMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA) REPORTS IN INDIA: CHALLENGES AND RECOMMENDATIONS . JCR. 2020; 7(3): 1376-1381. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.03.215


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Nikhil Coutinho, Anupama Dhanu, Dr. Siddhesh Pai. CRITICAL ASSESSMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA) REPORTS IN INDIA: CHALLENGES AND RECOMMENDATIONS . JCR. 2020; 7(3): 1376-1381. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.03.215



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Nikhil Coutinho, Anupama Dhanu, Dr. Siddhesh Pai. CRITICAL ASSESSMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA) REPORTS IN INDIA: CHALLENGES AND RECOMMENDATIONS . JCR. (2020), [cited June 02, 2021]; 7(3): 1376-1381. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.03.215



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Nikhil Coutinho, Anupama Dhanu, Dr. Siddhesh Pai (2020) CRITICAL ASSESSMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA) REPORTS IN INDIA: CHALLENGES AND RECOMMENDATIONS . JCR, 7 (3), 1376-1381. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.03.215



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Nikhil Coutinho, Anupama Dhanu, Dr. Siddhesh Pai. 2020. CRITICAL ASSESSMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA) REPORTS IN INDIA: CHALLENGES AND RECOMMENDATIONS . Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (3), 1376-1381. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.03.215



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Nikhil Coutinho, Anupama Dhanu, Dr. Siddhesh Pai. "CRITICAL ASSESSMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA) REPORTS IN INDIA: CHALLENGES AND RECOMMENDATIONS ." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 1376-1381. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.03.215



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Nikhil Coutinho, Anupama Dhanu, Dr. Siddhesh Pai. "CRITICAL ASSESSMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA) REPORTS IN INDIA: CHALLENGES AND RECOMMENDATIONS ." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.3 (2020), 1376-1381. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.03.215



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Nikhil Coutinho, Anupama Dhanu, Dr. Siddhesh Pai (2020) CRITICAL ASSESSMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA) REPORTS IN INDIA: CHALLENGES AND RECOMMENDATIONS . Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (3), 1376-1381. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.03.215