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    Published On : Thu, Feb 8th, 2018

    CSIR-NEERI organises a training programme on EIA


    Nagpur: CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-NEERI) is conducting a five–day training programme on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) during February 5-9, 2018 at CSIR-NEERI. This training programme is aimed at giving practical inputs to participants on conducting sector-specific Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for various industries. Since Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is an important tool to inform decision-makers, regulators and stakeholders, about the possible environmental, social and economic costs of the proposed project, this training programme is tailored to meet the needs of senior officials and managers from Industries, Local Authorities, etc. who deal with the environmental issues, and related scientific and policy aspects.

    This training programme was inaugurated by Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Director, CSIR-NEERI and Dr. J.S. Pandey, Chief Scientist & Head, C-CSSD, CSIR-NEERI. Dr. Aditya Swami, Sr. General Manager, Reliance Gas Transportation Infrastructure Ltd. was the Chief Guest on this occasion. Principal Scientists Dr. Harsh Vardhan Singh and Dr. P.R. Salve were also present on this occasion. While addressing the participants, Dr. Rakesh Kumar said that after a long gap CSIR-NEERI is conducting such training programmes which are really required for the country. CSIR-NEERI imparting such training is very unique because the Institute has all expertise and facilities available at one place, he added. He emphasised on the use of new tools for conducting environmental impact assessment.

    He said that to study air pollution more precisely micrometeorology has become more important than regional meteorology. He informed that the Institute will conduct next training programme on waste water treatment. Dr. J.S. Pandey briefed about the R&D activities and achievements of the Institute. He also highlighted various aspects relating to climate change and sustainability. The Chief Guest Dr. Aditya Swami spoke on ‘industrial perspective on environmental clearance processes’. The faculties of this training programme include the scientists of CSIR-NEERI working in various areas of the environment. Dr. Harsh Vardhan Singh and Dr. P.R. Salve are coordinating this training programme.

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