International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 11, Part H (2015)
Opportunities and Perspectives of Monitoring environment at Dehradun, Uttarakhand (India)
Environment is the sum of all external conditions affecting the life, development and survival of an organism. Environmental Assessment (EA) is an independent assessment of the current status of a party’s compliance with applicable environmental requirements or of a party’s environmental compliance policies, practices and controls. Environmental impact statement (EIS) is a document required of federal agencies by the National Policy Act for major projects or legislative proposals significantly affecting the environment. A tool for decision making, EIA describes the positive and negative effects of the undertaking and cities alternative action. As per section 3(v) of the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) and rule 5 sub-rule 5 (viii) and (x) of the Environmental Protection Rule, Centre has the power to take all such measures as it deems necessary or expedient for the purpose of protecting and improving the quality of the environment and preventing, controlling and abating environmental pollution. The June 2013 tragedy that affected the Char Dham area of Uttarakhand where thousands of people were killed and there was massive damage to property, forced a rethinking that Uttarakhand could be studied to promote Eco- Tourism (ET).
How to cite this article:
Shalini Singh. Opportunities and Perspectives of Monitoring environment at Dehradun, Uttarakhand (India). Int J Appl Res 2015;1(11):562-565.