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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109
Volume 6, Issue 1, Febraury 2013 pp 23-31
Need of Evaluation of the Present Status of Environmental Conditions of Completed River Valley Projects – Jayakwadi Project a Case Study
Ujwal G. Patil, S. N. Patil
School of Environment and Earth Sciences, North Maharashtra University, Maharashtra, Jalgaon, INDIA.
Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.
Every dam causes partly temporary and partly permanent submergence of land in the upstream and displacement of resident persons and their property, along-with submergence of plant life and disruption to animal life. It is necessary to evaluate and monitor the post project impacts and whether the envisaged benefits are achieved. Hence it is essential to evaluate the impacts, adverse or beneficial in order to minimise the adverse impacts and maximise the beneficial impacts for equitable distribution of water resource. The effect of a project of this magnitude has never been studied. An in depth analysis will identify the long-term positive and negative impacts on environment, socio-economic development and on physical factors such as soil, water and air. This evaluation will also result in providing a measurement criteria and yardsticks for carrying out EIA for future water resources projects.