Environmental Impact Assessment

Environment Management Division (EMD) plays an important role in development planning for DESEIN. Since inception 25 years ago, EMD has undertaken work in diverse fields of environmental studies. The division is accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Educational Training (NABET) and manned by qualified and experienced engineers / professionals. All professionals have either doctorate or post graduate degree in their respective fields. They are supported in their activities by highly qualified technical & administrative staff. EMD is capable of undertaking complex tasks required for achieving environmental clearance. For specific expertise, EMD has a pool of Consultants on its panel duly accredited by the concerned authority.

Environmental Studies:

  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Studies for Power Projects         
  • Environmental Assessment Studies for Site Appraisal, including Topography and Geotechnical Studies
  • Regional Environmental Studies
  • Air Pollution Dispersion Modelling
  • Environment Management Systems
  • Fly Ash Management and Utilization Plan
  • Water Resource Management Scheme
  • Area Drainage Study
  • Socio-economic Study

The following flow diagram presents the general methodology adopted for various environmental studies:

EIA : Environmental Impact Assessment
EMP : Environmental Management Plan
DMP : Disaster Management Plan
ToR : Terms of Reference
RA : Risk Analysis

Some of the Major Projects Carried out in Recent Years Include -

  • The EMD has undertaken a total of 81 projects for a cumulative power generation of >62,000 MW which covers coal / lignite fired power plants,
    gas based simple & combined cycle power plants, hydro - electric power plants as well as many other projects
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Report for 4,000 MW Ultra Mega Power Projects in the States of Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Orissa, Chhattisgarh & Andhra Pradesh
  • Design, supervision of erection & commissioning of the Reverse Osmosis Plant consisting of three streams for Lignite fired Power Station at Kutch
  • “National Programme for Environmental Management for Coal-fired Power Generation”: sponsored by the Asian Development Bank
  • EIA study of Barge Mounted, Combined Cycle Power Plant for Smith Cogeneration, USA
  • “EIA for Coal Unloading Wharf & Jetty in the Arabian Sea” : sponsored by Mangalore Power Company (Cogentrix, USA)
  • Preparation of Environmental Impact Assessment Report for Tehri Hydro Project

A complete list of Environmental Impact Assessment Studies undertaken by DESEIN is available under the reference list.