The programme on "Social Impact Assessment” was conducted by the Centre for Science and Environment, from 5-9 October, 2015 in New Delhi.
As a part of this programme, 19 participants (14 from India and 5 from Srilanka) participated in the programme . The course majorly focused on technical know how of conducting Social Impact Assessment that included understanding issues and challenges around land acquisition, enhancing skills of participants in socio-economic surveys, guidance on how to conduct public consultations, data collection, how to plan before land acquisition and various strategies for rehabilitation and resettlement plan. The course also discussed about applicable central/state laws such as Panchayat (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act (PESA), The Forest Rights Act, 2006, and the Companies Acts, 2013.
Mr. Saumya Ranjan Nath coordinated the programme on behalf of Centre for Science and Environment.
|Feedback by the participants|
|“ The traning programme will be very handy once we go back to our field and start conducting SIA”|
|“The variety in class exercise has made this very meaningful and took us through step by step process of conducting SIA”|
|“It would be good if CSE can bifurcate training programmes for students and professionals owing to previous experience and demand of the course”|
|“We are going to use this knowledge for making questionnaire and methodologies for EIA projects also”|