EIA Consultants to assess the environmental impact of development activities
What exactly is EIA and how can EIA consultancy benefit you?
Our EIA experts execute the evaluation process for your business, which measures the potential ef ... Read more
Vinit Kumar Mishra
Dr Rajesh Kumar Prajapati
Vinayak vandan Pathak
N K Skandamoorthy
Dr Satendra K Jain
In India, EIA consultants are important because India being a developing countries engages in various devlopmental projects that may be not in harmony with environment. To provide best sustainable solutions and keep these projects in check with environment perspective India need EIA consultants. These EIA consultants offer their clients specialized evaluation and consulting services on topics related to the management of environmental issues. By doing thus, these individuals significantly lessen the damaging effects of commercial, industrial, and governmental endeavors on the environment.
National Accreditation Board for Education & Training (NABET), a constituent board of the QCI has developed a voluntary accreditation Scheme with inputs from various stakeholders including experts in the field, regulatory agencies, consultants etc., and launched it in August 2007.
EIA consultant means a third person or organization appointed by a Project Proponent to prepare an IEE or EIA that has been duly registered in accordance with Articles 17-22 of the EIA Procedure. They assist in the creation, analysis and enforcement of government policies designed to protect the environment from industrial hazards. EIA consultants provide analysis and insight on environmental concerns for public and private industries; property acquisition, development and construction; public works and infrastructure; health compliance and safety regulations; sustainability and energy efficiency; and so much more.
The Centre has notified that only accredited consultants will be allowed to prepare environment impact assessment reports and environment management plan for the projects seeking green clearances. To apply for Accreditation the Industrial Training Institute (Government/Private) will be required to fill online "Application Form" available on QCI website-www.nabet.qci.org.in. Please take the help from User Manual Guide for filling the online application form & Snap shot for each field to guide application.
Public involvement is generally another word for public consultation (and stakeholder engagement). Both of these concepts broadly refer to a procedure where members of the public (stakeholders) are asked to provide their opinions and input on a proposal for decision-makers to take into account. It refers to the process by which the concerns of the local people regarding the adverse impacts of a project are ascertained and taken into account in the EIA study. In simpler word , “Public Consultation” refers to the process by which the concerns of local affected persons and others who have plausible stake in the environmental impact of the project or activity are ascertained with a view to taking into account all the material concerns in the project or activity design as appropriate. whereas, Public participation during EIA is a vital platform where all stakeholders of a given renewable energy project contribute to addressing the environmental concerns of renewable energy projects, thereby contributing positively to informed environmental decisions that mitigate negative environmental impacts.
The good way to gain experience in conducting environmental impact assessment (EIA) is to work with an environmental consultants organisations on a range of environmental issues, offering expert an advisory and assessment services to ensure that possible damaging effects are managed or eliminated. It is also useful for you to keep up to date with the industry throughout your professional life so you can become commercially aware. Of crucial importance is to also have excelleno communication skills both oral and written. keep these 5 points in mind while conducting EIA to gain good experience; 1. Team with other consultants 2. use technology 3. Expand your service offerings 4. Attention to details 5. Honesty and dedication while conducting EIA.