Title: Socio-economic Impact Assessment – An Introduction

Speaker: Dr. L. Pulamte, Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR-NISTADS, New Delhi

Date: 25th August, 2020

Time -11.00 AM

Talk Abstract: The concept of Socio-economic Impact Assessment as a tool to identify and evaluate the potential socio-economic and cultural impacts of a proposed development/ technology on the lives and circumstances of people and their communities is discussed. What considerations and questions need to be asked during SEIA are highlighted. The steps involved, the relevant components and the current practices elsewhere are discussed. The question of its adequacy or relevance in technology evaluation recently being practised is also raised.

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