Social and Environment Sciences

Social

ICT has conducted Social Impact Assessment (SIA) studies for large infrastructure projects in diverse sectors viz., highways, expressways, airports, multipurpose dams, urban development, etc. for providing inputs at the feasibility and detailed design stages to minimize adverse social impacts on the people and communities. In addition, resettlement action plans have also been prepared for resettling and rehabilitating the adversely affected people, when a project involves land acquisition and involuntary resettlement.

ICT has a dedicated team of qualified and experienced professionals with extensive experience in the field of applied sociology, social development, Resettlement and Rehabilitation (R&R) planning, socio-economic surveys, stakeholder consultations, institutional support for resettlement works, compensation for land acquisition, assessment of economic satisfaction of people being resettled, poverty assessment, gender studies and studies on land holding pattern, etc. Services provided by ICT include:

  • Social Impact Assessment
  • Resettlement and Rehabilitation Planning
  • Policies and Regulations related to Land Acquisition & Involuntary Resettlement
  • Poverty, Gender and Child Labor Issues
  • Health and Hygiene Issues including HIV/AIDS & STDs
  • Mitigation and Enhancement Programs
  • Community Engagement and NGO Participation in Project Implementation
  • Institutional Arrangements
  • Monitoring and Evaluation

Environment

ICT is committed to sustainable development and has established a dedicated Environment Division for carrying out environmental studies. The Environment Division has highly qualified and experienced professionals in key functional areas viz., Air pollution, Water Pollution, Noise Pollution, Soil & Geology, Hazardous and Solid Waste Management, Land Use etc. ICT is accredited with NABET as Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) consultant.

ICT has successfully completed several challenging assignments of EIA/EMP in India and abroad. ICT has extensive experience in Environment Management during implementation of the projects, particularly for Roads & Highways, Airports, Public Health Engineering, Water Supply, and Buildings projects. ICT has obtained numerous Environmental Clearances from Ministry of Environment & Forest (MoEF), Forest Clearances from State Governments and MoEF, Wildlife Clearances from National & State Wildlife Boards, and CRZ clearances from various CRZ authorities. Many of these projects undertaken by ICT were funded by leading international funding agencies viz., World Bank, Asian Development Bank, JICA, African Development Bank, KfW and Abu Dhabi Fund. The range of services provided by ICT includes:

  • Environment Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Environment Management Plan (EMP)
  • Environmental Planning
  • Environmental due-diligence
  • Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Studies
  • Ecological & Biodiversity Studies
  • Coral Reef Survey and Studies
  • Air Pollution Modeling
  • Noise pollution Modeling
  • Environmental Clearances
  • Environmental Training and Awareness Programs
  • Institutional Strengthening and capacity building