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Environmental Impact Assessment

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) may be defined as a formal process used to predict the environmental consequences of any development project. EIA thus ensures that the potential problems are foreseen and addressed at an early stage in the projects planning and design.

The purpose of the environmental assessment process is: 

  1. to support the goals of environmental protection and sustainable development.
  2. to integrate environmental protection and economic decisions at the earliest stages of planning an activity.
  3. to predict environmental, social, economic, and cultural consequences of a proposed activity and to assess plans to mitigate any adverse impacts resulting from the proposed activity.
  4. to provide for the involvement of the public, department of the Government and Government agencies in the review of the proposed activities.