Our country is in the throes of rapid industrialisation, which is often accompanied with massive environmental and social burdens, principally borne by communities living in the vicinity of project sites. Monitoring tools like Environment Impact Assessment (EIA), therefore, assume great significance in ensuring sound economic development without compromising on environmental and social costs.
It is said that everyone from the Prime Minister downwards, is concerned with the process of environmental clearances:MORE +
Date: February 13 – 17, 2012
The minerals sector is a key driver for the country’s industrial growth. However, it has brought in its wake severe environmental repercussions and social unrest. One of the greatest challenges, therefore, is how to make mining environmentally and socially acceptable.
Sunita Narain talks about India's energy security and coal consumption at the International Conference on Coal Based Power called Confronting Environmental Challenges, organised by the Centre for Science and Environment between March 17-19 in Delhi India.