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Regulatory and Community Requirements of Industrial Project Clearance

Currently there are over 10 billion dollars worth of proposed industrial projects around the world held up in the quagmire of legality, regulatory bindings, community demands, and politics. Environmental and community concerns are important considerations when it comes to project clearance.

There is one area which has difficulty regulations and where the scope of maneuverability is very little - forest clearance. While the major delays in forest clearance are procedural and administrative, it is also a process that demands clarity among the proponents.

All these add up to why there is a need to understand regulatory and community requirements of environmental clearance. This book is deals with this subject, and the on concerns mentioned above.

Author: Wide Research Group
Published in 2010 by Wide Publishing
ISBN: 978-81-909043-2-2

Table of Contents:

  1. An Update on Selected Regulatory and Technical Provisions of Project Environmental Clearance Under Indian Law : Reference to Rules, Acts and Standards
  2. Environmental Clearance of Projects
  3. Role of Indian Bureau of Mines in Industrial Projects Having Aspects of Mining with Particular Reference to Integrated Projects
  4. Terms of Reference from the Ministry of Environment and Forests
  5. The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006
  6. Procedure for Diversion of Forest Land (Government of India, Ministry of Tribal Affairs)
  7. Recent Memorandums and Circulars Related to Environmental Clearance
  8. Selected Provisions Related to Environment Clearance of Industrial Projects Under the Environment (Protection ) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986), the Land Acquisition Act, 1894, the Indian Forest Act, 1927 ( 16 of 1927), the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 and the Forest (Conservation) Rules, 2003
  9. Environmental Impact Assessment (Eia), Regional Environmental Impact Assessment (Reia) and Environmental Management Plan for Projects
  10. Example: Moef Site* Inspection of Report (* Name Changed)
  11. Principles and Design of Corporate Social Responsibility Programs for Environmental Clearance : Emerging Regulatory Requirements
  12. International Guidelines Having Legislative Implications for Applying Protected Area Management Categories
  13. Progress and Evolution of Selective Global Environmental Law

About the Author:

Dr. Jayanta Bhattacharya is currently Professor and Head of the Department of Mining Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. After obtaining both his B.Tech and M.Tech degrees from the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, he joined ITT Kharagpur in 1987 where he obtained his Ph.D. in Engineering, specializing in reliability engineering and mine system planning.

Dr. Bhattacharya has made pioneering contributions in the field of research and education related to quality and reliability engineering, algorithm development, and bio-remediation and treatment of acid mine and industrial effluents.

He is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering and was awarded three prestigious fellowships: Monbusho (Japan) Research Fellowship, BrainPool Senior Scientist Fellowship (South Korea) and Helmholtz Association Research Stipendiary (Germany) for his outstanding contribution in research. He is also a member of the editorial boards of three international journals: Mineral Resources Engineering, Industrial Insider, and Mine, Metals and Fuels. He has written more than 100 research papers in refereed journals and proceedings, and has edited a number of conference proceedings and monographs.

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