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ES 602 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT                                                                                 (3L+0P) II

Objective
To impart theoretical knowledge about Environment Impact assessment, Life cycle assessment of agriculture related products and processes, Environmental audit and defining the standards for environmental quality assessment and monitoring

Theory

UNIT I
EIA- purpose and aims; key elements of the EIA process and methodologies

UNIT II
Monitoring tools for EIA; EIA administration and practice

UNIT III
Cost and benefits of evaluation of EIA; understanding strengths and limitation of EIA

UNIT IV
EIA standards; risk assessment; potential impact to water and air pollution

UNIT V
Integrated impact assessment; policy; legislative implications; current status of EIA legislation in developing countries

UNIT VI
Undertaking an EIA: case studies for agro-industries

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