Understanding EIA: From screening to decision making


Date: February 22 - 26, 2010


A hands-on course to explore various aspects of EIA - from screening, scoping, data collection to impact assessment and post-EIA monitoring. There is a genuine need to develop the capacity of the state-level regulators and state level expert appraisal Committee (SEAC) to screen and scope the EIA process, to conduct transparent public consultations and to evaluate the EIA reports, especially after the new EIA notification.

At the same time, there is a need among CBO, NGOs, academicians, and environment managers to review and interpret EIA report, as they are technical in nature.

Centre for Science & Environment recognises this need and has developed a hands-on five-day training programme aimed at giving practical exposure to participants on EIA with specific reference to coal based power plant, cement, pharmaceutical, mining and others.

The programme will cover:

1. Exposure to all aspects of EIA, from its theory to the practical – such as better understanding regarding 

  • What data is required, how this data should be collected and interpreted, and significance of the data
  • Effectiveness of the assessment methods
  • What issues should be addressed in the terms of reference (TOR)
  • Tools and thumb rules available to evaluate the environmental impact of projects

2. Better understanding of the EIA process – from screening, scoping, data collection to impact assessment as well as the role of public consultation

3. Better understanding of the environmental and social impacts of the industrial and developmental projects

4. Better ability to review EIA reports and identify its strengths and weaknesses

5. Increased ability to play active role in post-EIA monitoring.



Course duration: Feb. 22 to Feb. 26, 2010

Venue: CSE, 41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi-110062

Time: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM daily

Course fee: Rs 9,900 (For industry, environment consultants and regulators) 50% discounts for NGOs, Academicians and students

Last date for Applying: Jan. 31, 2010

For Registration kindly contact :

Open for:
NGOs, Regulatory Institutions (such as SPCB, state environment impact assessment authority, Environment Consultants, Students, decision makers and Industries

A certificate of participation will be awarded to all at the end of the programme.


Sujit Kumar Singh
Industry & Environment Unit, Centre for Science and Environment
Tel: + 91-11-29955124/ 6110, Extension: 281, Fax: + 91-11-29955879

Mob. No.: +91 9899676027
E-mail: sujit@cseindia.org