Environmental Impact Assessment + Agriculture Techniques & Revolutions

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

Environmental impact assessment is the formal process used to predict the environmental consequences (positive or negative) of a plan, policy, program, or project prior to the decision to move forward with the proposed action.

  • An important management tool for ensuring optimal use of natural resources for sustainable development
  • Aimed to ensure that decision makers consider the environmental impacts when deciding whether or not to proceed with a project.
  • A useful aid for decision making based on understanding of the environment implications including social, cultural and aesthetic concerns which could be integrated with the analysis of the project costs and benefits.

Environmental Impact Assessment

  • Once an application has been submitted by a project authority along with all the requisite documents specified in the EIA Notification, it is scrutinized by the technical staff of the Ministry prior to placing it before the Environmental Appraisal Committees.
  • The Appraisal Committees evaluate the impact of the project based on the data furnished by the project authorities and if necessary, site visits or on-the-spot assessment of various environmental aspects are also undertaken.
  • Based on such examination, the Committees make recommendations for approval or rejection of the project, which are then processed in the Ministry for approval or rejection.

General Rearing Methods for Common Agriculture Techniques

Sericulture Rearing of silkworm
Pisciculture Fish farming
Floriculture flower farming
Viticulture Grape farming
Vermiculture Earthworm farming
Horticulture Garden or plant cultivation
Apiculture Rearing of Honey Bees
Pomoculture Fruits farming
Olericulture Vegetable farming
Permaculture Development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient
Silviculture Art of cultivating foreign trees
Hydroculture Aquatic Horticulture
Aeroponics Growing plants in an air or mist environment without the use of soil or an aggregate medium
Geoponics Growing plants in soil
Arboriculture Cultivation, management & study of individual trees, shrubs, vines & other perennial woody plants
Hydroponics Growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without soil

Revolutions & Associated Products

Blue revolution Fisheries
Green revolution Agriculture – Reduced Biodiversity of Rice & Wheat
Pink revolution Drugs & Pharma
Yellow revolution Oil seeds
White revolution Dairy & Milk
Grey revolution Fertilizer & Housing Development
Round revolution Potato
Brown revolution Leather
Black revolution Petroleum
Red revolution Meat & Tomato
Golden revolution Horticulture
Golden fiber revolution Jute
Silver revolution Egg /Poultry
Silver fiber revolution Cotton
Evergreen revolution Overall agriculture development
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