Suchandra Mukherjee

About Suchandra Mukherjee

Suchandra is a 5th Year Law Student, pursuing Law from University of Mumbai. She has published 100+ Articles and Blogs on Legal Portals and International Multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journals. She is adept at legal research and can write fast SEO-friendly creative articles and blog posts on legal topics. She loves to paint and watch thriller movies in her free time.

What Are The Matrix And Checklist Needed For EIA?

A matrix and checklist for EIA or Environment Impact Assessment is a tool that is used to organize and present information about the potential environmental impacts of a proposed project or development. The matrix is a table that identifies the environmental factors the project may impact and the potential effects of those factors. A checklist […]

Procedure for Transfer of EC Proposals from Central to State Level and Vice Versa

Environmental clearance (EC) is obtaining permission from the government or regulatory authority to undertake any development project that may impact the environment. The proposal for obtaining environmental clearance is called an Environment Clearance proposal. The Environment Clearance proposal typically includes a detailed description of the proposed project, its location, size, and scope. The transfer of […]

What Is The Primary Aim Of An Environmental Impact Assessment?

The primary aim of environmental impact assessment (EIA) is to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of a proposed project or development before it is carried out. The goal of EIA is to identify, predict, and assess the potential impacts of the proposed project on the environment, including its natural resources, ecosystems, and human health, as […]

Overview of Measurable and Monitorable EC Conditions

Measurable and monitorable EC conditions are measures or requirements imposed by regulatory authorities on projects or activities that can cause significant environmental impacts. These conditions are implemented to ensure that the project or activity is carried out optimally and that the environmental impacts are minimised. Measurable and monitorable EC conditions are those conditions that can […]

Guidelines on Siting of Industries: An Overview

The siting of industries refers to the process of selecting a suitable location for the establishment of an industrial plant or facility. Siting is a critical step in the development of any industrial project as it significantly impacts the environmental, social, and economic aspects of the project. The siting process involves identifying and evaluating potential […]

Overview of Star Rating System Introduced For SEIAA

The proposed star rating system is utilised to “rank” and “incentivise” States on how “quickly” and “efficiently” they can accord environmental clearances. SEIAA is a regulatory body established by the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEFCC) under the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification 2006, which mandates the evaluation of the potential environmental impact […]

How to Write an Environmental Impact Assessment Report?

The Environmental impact assessment report includes a detailed description of the proposed project and an analysis of potential environmental impacts, including impacts on air quality, water quality, land use, noise pollution, and biodiversity. The report also identifies mitigation measures that can be taken to reduce or prevent adverse environmental impacts. Regulatory agencies typically require an […]

Industries and Sectors That Have EC Exemption

In India MoEF&CC has categorised industries into Green, Orange, Red and White based on the potential environmental impact of the industrial activity. EC Exemption is applicable for those industries or projects considered to have a low risk of environmental pollution and notified by the regulatory authorities. MoEF&CC have notified amendments to the Environmental Impact Assessment […]

Process of Project Appraisal in Severely Polluted Areas

Project appraisal evaluates a proposed project to determine its feasibility, potential risks, benefits, costs, and overall impact. The appraisal process is typically conducted before the approval and implementation of a project, and it involves a thorough analysis of various factors related to the project. The Project appraisal in severely polluted areas involves a comprehensive assessment […]

Comprehensive Environmental Pollution Index (CEPI) in Environment Clearance

The Comprehensive Environmental Pollution Index (CEPI) is a composite index used to assess the environmental pollution status of industrial clusters or regions. It helps identify priority areas for pollution control measures, set up pollution control targets, and prioritise the allocation of resources for environmental management. The respective state or region releases the CEPI by the […]

Relevance of Baseline Study in EIA Process

A Baseline Study in EIA process refers to a comprehensive assessment of an area’s existing environmental conditions and characteristics that may be potentially affected by a proposed project. The relevance of the Baseline Study in EIA process cannot be overstated. It provides essential information that guides decision-making on the proposed project, ensures compliance with regulatory […]

How to Conduct EIA for Integrated Coke Oven Plants?

The regulatory framework of EIA for Integrated Coke Oven Plants in India is governed by the EIA Notification, 2006, issued by MoEFCC under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. According to the notification, Integrated Coke Oven Plants fall under Category ‘A’ projects, requiring mandatory environmental clearance from the MoEFCC. A comprehensive and detailed EIA study is […]

Procedure for Surrendering Prior Environment Clearance Accorded By MOEF&CC/SEIAA

The purpose of obtaining an environmental clearance (EC) is to ensure that the proposed project does not cause significant harm to the environment and that all necessary measures are taken to mitigate any adverse impacts. The clearance process involves a detailed assessment of the proposed project’s potential environmental impacts and formulating an Environmental Management Plan […]

Key Proposals of the Draft EIA Notification 2020

The Draft Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification 2020 is a proposed update to India’s existing EIA Notification 2006. The Notification 2020 was published by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) in July 2020 and came into effect on September 14, 2020. The updated EIA Notification 2020 contains several fundamental changes to strengthen […]