Atlas provides only the macro-level aspects and for micro-level planning
detailed studies are to be carried out. The information provided by
the set of maps are primarily to be used for a reconnaissance of the
Zoning Atlas considers only the environmental aspects.
identified zones for industrial siting are based on studies in 1: 2,50,000
scale and based on available data. Hence, the conclusions drawn from
this Atlas only provide guidelines for taking decisions on industrial
siting and should not be considered as consent to establish Industries.
Micro-level detailed studies are to be carried out and in case of large
scale industries environmental impact assessment (EIA) is to be carried
out before taking decision on siting an industry.
conclusions in the present Atlas are based on rapid EIA and hence in
the identified industrial zones, even if the risks due to pollution
are high/medium/low, there should not be any discharge of effluents/emissions/waste
without treatment and meating the required environmental standards.
industries adopting clean teehnology for manufacturing process may not
have the pollution generation potential same as those without the clean
technology process and hence may be considered sultable even for 'medium'
and 'high' risk zones.
and the recommendations have been developed based on the current scenario
in the district. The Atlas needs modification/updating as and when the
scenario of the land uses or the environmental quality or any theme
(data/information) relating to air/water pollution sensitivity changes.
local features in too small an area to be mapped are eventually excluded,
the judgement given might be principally showing a bias towards the
better (less sensitive) side. Specific local conditions are eventually
liable to increase the actual sensitivity and hence lower the suitability.
This necessitates detailed in-depth investigations of sites pre-selected
based on the maps for further consideration (micro scale analysis).
Large-scale maps of the site-specific local features are needed for
final decision-making (industrial zoning).
individual industries eventually not fitting into the general industrial
classification scheme, specific site evaluation criteria need to be
and unique local features might necessitate change in the evaluation
procedures e.g. by changing critical thresholds or overlay procedures.
order to mini mise obvious misjudgements by insufficient data as well
as inadequate model assumptions, the model has to be validated by ocular
field inspections of the results
obtained. It is strongly recommended to the user
that prior to any further investigations pre-identified or selected
areas should be subjected to an in-depth ocular survey.