IMPLEMENTATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PLAN (EMP): A CASE STUDY OF SAWRA-KUDDU HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT, HIMACHAL PRADESH

Diksha Bragta, Pankaj GUPTA, Vijay Kumar Sharma

Abstract


Man has been shaping the earth’s environment and the construction of hydropower projects, though have positive impacts but has certain limitations with regard to social and environmental concerns. In order to minimize the impacts on the environment, the Environmental Management Plan (EMP) is prepared and implemented. EMP prepared in consonance with the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) report and includes project monitoring, auditing, and management. The difference of environmental impact between actual and predicted results can be used to confirm the appropriateness of the EIA predicted results and the reasonability of environment protection design. In this paper an effort has been made to study the implementation of Environmental Management Plan (EMP) of Sawra-Kuddu Hydroelectric Project, Himachal Pradesh


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Hydropower, Environmental Management Plan, Environment Impact Assessment, Sawra-Kuddu Hydroelectric Project, Himachal Pradesh, Environmental Impact Post-Assessment

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