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Fuzzy Logic an Effective Tool for Environmental Impact Assessment of Mining Projects | Original Article

Mukund Phatak*, Narendra Kanhe, in Anusandhan | Technology & Management


Evaluation of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report of a mining project is required to ensure the environment friendly development. Experts draw conclusion not only on the basis of the scientific data but their decisions are influenced by political and social values. Impact significance is at the core of probable impact identification, prediction, evaluation and decision making in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). Degree of subjectivity is high in the present EIA decision making process. It is difficult to model the qualitative human thinking process for decision making. Fuzzy logic is a recognized tool which has ability to model qualitative human thinking process using words. This paper attempts to use fuzzy logic as a decision making tool for mining projects proposed in the state of Madhya Pradesh.