Geospatial Technology In Environmental Impact Assessments – Retrospective.

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Abstract

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.

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