Topic:Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.
4) Discuss the Objectives of Environmental Impact Assessment in India also trace the recent developments in this direction while commenting on the current framework of the same. (250 words)
Why this question:
The question is straightforward and is about analyzing the EIA process and its objectives.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must discuss in detail the objectives of EIA and trace the recent developments in this direction.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Describe what is EIA.
Explain the Objectives of Environmental Impact Assessment
- Identifying, predicting and evaluating economic, environmental and social impacts of development activities.
- Providing information on the environmental consequences for decision making.
- Promoting environmentally sound and suitable development by identifying appropriate alternatives and mitigation measures.
Discuss the importance and relevance.
Explain the framework existing in India, progress made on different fronts etc.
Conclude with way forward.