About the Book
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is one of the most important
tools employed in contemporary environmental management. EIA is now firmly on
the agenda as a result of the introduction of legislation and growing concern
about environmental issues and the impact of development on the environment.
Presenting all the components of environment, this book provides students and
practitioners with a rigorous grounding in EIA theory including air, water,
land, noise, biological and socio economic aspects and screening and scoping, impact
identification, prediction, monitoring, evaluation and public involvement. This
book also provides the proponent with the procedure to obtain environmental clearance
for developmental projects as per environment protection act.
Dr. V. Bakthavatsalam, Chairman, Andhra Pradesh
State Environmental Impact Assessment Authority
(SEIAA), MoEF, Govt. of India.
The book begins with the elaborate rendering of the prevailing
environmental policies, acts, rules and regulations. The philosophy of
environmental impact identification and mitigation has been well dealt. Impacts
and their management on environment related to air, water, land, noise,
biological and socioeconomic have been exhaustively handled including Indian
practices. As stakeholder management is imperative, a complete chapter is
devoted to public involvement. The book provides an informative, scholarly and
enjoyable reading to students, academicians and researchers who care for sustainable
Dr. P.G. Sastry, Former Chairman,
EAC, MoEF, Govt. of India
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) has become a vital management
exercise worldwide. EIA is a means for evaluating the likely consequences of
proposed major action which can significantly affect the environment. This book
written by Dr. Reddy provides an authoritative text and is designed to help
decision makers gain an understanding about various impacts on natural environment.
Also this book will be extremely useful as text book mainly to civil
engineering, and environmental science students taking course work in EIA.
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