Training programme on ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT-Mining and Mineral Sector

The Center for Science and Environment (CSE) is pleased to announce a five-day training programme aimed at giving practical inputs to participants on conducting sector-specific Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for mining and mineral industry from 6th-10th November 2017.

The minerals sector is a key driver of the country’s industrial growth. However, it has brought in its wake severe environmental repercussions and social conflicts. One of the greatest challenges, therefore, is how to make mining environmentally and socially responsible.

Unfortunately, most of the environment assessment reports either overlook or poorly interpret critical issues related to mining projects. Hence, there is a dire need to develop the capacity of those involved in the mining industry, including environmental consultants, mining operators, project proponents, compliance authorities, academics and NGOs to understand the issues, and identify and implement solutions for the overall interest of communities and the nation.

What the participants will learn:

  1. Legislative framework-Environmental clearance (EC), Forest clearance (FC), Land acquisition (LA), Forest Rights Act (FRA) and bio-diversity clearance process.

  2. Overview of mineral exploration, mine development and mining technologies.

  3. Overview of mining operations, issues, impacts and challenges.

  4. Filling of Form 1 as appended in EIA Notification, 2006.

  5. Developing terms of reference (ToR) for mining projects.

  6. Data collection, collation and interpretation of functional areas—land use, air, water, hydrology, geology, noise and vibrations, waste management, soil conservation, ecological and biodiversity, socio-economic factors, and risk and hazards.

  7. Tools and techniques for impact assessment.

  8. Preparation of an environmental management plan (EMP), including budget estimates.

  9. Mine closure plans and case studies on mine reclamation in India.

  10. Environmentally sustainable practices like district mineral foundation (DMF), corporate social responsibility (CSR), and star-rating of mines.

  11. Review of the quality of EIA reports.

  12. Quality Council of India (QCI) accreditation process for EIA consultants.

TRAINING METHODOLOGY: Lectures, case studies, class exercises and discussions.

COURSE FEES: Rs 15,000 for environmental consultants, mining operators, project proponents, compliance authorities, Rs 10,000 for academics, researchers and NGOs, and Rs 7,500 for students.

Note: Accommodation can be arranged in the vicinity of the training center, and will incur extra charges


DATE: November 6th to November 10th, 2017

TIMING: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

COURSE VENUE: CSE, 41 Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi–62

LAST DATE FOR APPLYING: 15th October, 2017

Environmental consultants, mining operators, project proponents, compliance authorities, academicians, students, and NGOs. 

For registration: 
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For details contact:

Rahul Kumar,
 Senior Research Associate
Environmental and Social Assessment
Centre for Science and Environment
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi-110062
Phone: +91-11-2995 5124/ 6110 (Ext. 303) • Fax: +91-11-2995 5879
Mobile: +91-9939305041 / +91-9899676027 / +91-9999160725


Vikrant W
Programme Officer, Impact Assessment
Mobile - +919999160725 / +919891921959
Phone - +91-11-2995 5124 / 6110 (Ext. 204)
Fax: 91-11-2995 5879