Vol. 1, Issue 6 (2016)
Environmental setting with EIA for detection of air quality monitoring and noise level monitoring around cement plants in nearest IMD-SIDHI Region (M.P.)
Author(s): Anoop Singh Gaharwal, Naveen Gaurav, A P Singh, Hira Singh Gariya, Bhoora
Abstract: The description of the environmental setting also referred to as baseline, existing, background or affected environment is an integral part of an environmental impact study. There are two major purposes of describing the environmental setting of the proposed project area in an impact study, namely to assess existing environmental quality, as well as the environmental impacts of the alternatives being studied, including the no-action or no-project alternative and to identify environmentally significant factors or geo-graphical areas that could preclude the development of a given alternative. Additional purposes of describing the setting include to provide sufficient information so that decision makers and reviewers unfamiliar with the general location can develop an understanding of the project need, as well as the environmental characteristics of the study area. In EIA the term ’impacts’ is used instead of effect of activities and environment is broadly interpreted for physical, biological and social aspects. Environmental Management is the process of utilizing optimum present resources both natural and man-made, so that impacts on environment can be minimized satisfying human needs.