Environmental impact assessment (EIA) study for exploratory drilling of oil exploration in the Block PEL of Kangra-Mandi

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation limited (ONGC) being an operator in the block PEL Kangra-Mandi (Himachal Pradesh) requires to carryout the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study. The purpose of such study is to assess the environmental impacts arising due to the exploratory drilling proposed in the Kangra-Mandi block (HP). To conduct this study, ONGC retained National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur to carry out EIA study for various environmental components
including air, noise, water, land, biological and socio-economic which may be affected and to prepare Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for mitigating the adverse impacts.