Training Programme on Social Impact Assessment | Centre for Science and Environment

Training Programme on Social Impact Assessment

Centre for Science and Environment recognises Social Impact Assessment (SIA) as an important tool to inform decision makers, regulators and stakeholders about the possible social and economic impacts of a development project. To be effective, SIA requires the active involvement of all concerned stakeholders. CSE has developed a five-day training programme aimed at giving practical exposure to participants on SIA with specific reference to infrastructure, mining and other industrial projects.

The programme is designed based on the new Act, “The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013”. The objective of this programme is to build a cadre of trained professionals who can conduct and review SIA reports. The programme will also impart understanding of the issues and challenges in land acquisition, enhance skills in socio-economic surveys, consultations, data collection, planning land acquisition and rehabilitation and resettlement plan. The course would also discuss applicable central/state laws such as Panchayat (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act (PESA), The Forest Rights Act, 2006, and the Companies Acts, 2013 and their significance to the overall process of SIA.


1. Land conflicts, land classification, land rights and governance

2. How land conflicts delay development projects

3. Better understanding of SIA process as per the Land Acquisition Act, 2013.

  • How to develop Terms of Reference (ToR)

  • Preparation of land acquisition plan

  • Tools and instruments for conducting SIA surveys

  • Filling the Socio-Economic survey questionnaire, collation and interpretation of data

  • Categorization of impact and determining its significance

4. Asset evaluation (movable and immovable property)

5. Estimation of compensation and R&R package

6. Development of entitlement framework, budgeting and grievance redress

7. Learning from good case studies – management of Common Property Resources (CPR)

8. Learning from case study – Relocation and rehabilitation of non-title holder

9. Structure of SIA report

10. Review of SIA report

COURSE DURATION: December 18 to 22, 2017


Anil Agarwal Environment Training
Institute (AAETI), Nimli, Alwar (Rajasthan)

Rs.35,000/- (Includes Tuition fee, External expert lectures and sessions, Boarding and lodging, Transport from New Delhi to AAETI and back, Training material)

SIA practitioners, state revenue departments officials, municipality, district collectors, and sub-divisional magistrates, developers, academicians, students, NGOs and other officials

LAST DATE FOR APPLYING: December 10, 2017


Vikrant Wankhede
Centre for Science and Environment
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi-110062
Ph: 91-11-2995 5124 / 6110 (Ext. 204); Fax: 91-11-2995 5879
Mobile: +91 9999160725;




  • Environmental issues like climate change, water availability, pollution, waste generation and disposal are commanding considerable global attention. Industries, as a major user of raw materials and energy and source of pollution and waste generation, have a major role in addressing current and emerging environmental issues.

  • Program duration: February 12 to 16, 2018

    Offered by: School of Environmental Governance, Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute, a Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) initiative

    Participants: District level officials (the Member Secretary/official member in charge of DMF) and Civil Society practitioners on local level planning and capacity building

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