A Comparative study of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) practices in India and Canada

Khare, Pranjal, Singh, Hemendra, Sharma, Paridhi and Vishwakarma, Shalinee (2024) A Comparative study of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) practices in India and Canada. In: Bridging health, environment, and legalities: A holistic approach. IGI Global Publishing, pp. 86-110. ISBN 9798369311790

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This chapter deals with the concept of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in India and Canada. It scrutinizes the effectiveness of EIA regulatory frameworks in both the countries on the touchstone of extent of public participation, engagement with indigenous communities, and the integration of healthcare aspects. The analysis reveals a nuanced landscape wherein Canada serves as a model for comprehensive and well-structured EIA practices, whereas India grapples with challenges in implementation and enforcement. Canada excels in inclusivity by actively involving the public and indigenous communities in decision-making processes. In contrast, India faces hurdles in achieving meaningful public participation particularly in marginalized communities. The study emphasizes the need for contextualization in EIA frameworks and raises questions about improving public engagement and healthcare integration globally

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) | India | Canada | EIA framework
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Health (Social sciences)
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Subhajit Bhattacharjee
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2024 13:59
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2024 10:37
Official URL: https://www.igi-global.com/chapter/a-comparative-s...
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/7269


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