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Geospatial Technology In Environmental Impact Assessments – Retrospective.

Laxmi Goparaju
  • Vindhyan Ecology and Natural History Foundation, Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Published Online: 2015-10-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/pesd-2015-0031


Environmental Impact Assessments are studies conducted to give us an insight into the various impacts caused by an upcoming industry or any developmental activity. It should address various social, economic and environmental issues ensuring that negative impacts are mitigated. In this context, geospatial technology has been used widely in recent times.

The present study wishes to bring forth certain discrepancies detected while analyzing an Environmental Impact Assessment study of a proposed thermal power plant in Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh, India. If proper analysis is not done then the impacts are under estimated or over estimated. Thus, a proper understanding of the area under study and various techniques of analyzing satellite remote sensing data is required to achieve successful impact assessments which lead us in the right direction.

Keywords: Impact; geospatial; Mirzapur; dry deciduous thermal power plant


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Published Online: 2015-10-29

Published in Print: 2015-10-01

Citation Information: Present Environment and Sustainable Development, ISSN (Online) 2284-7820, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/pesd-2015-0031. Export Citation

© 2015 Laxmi Goparaju, published by De Gruyter Open. This chapter is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Public License. (CC BY 4.0)

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