EIA suffers from following limitations:
(i) ELA should be undertaken at the policy and planning level rather than at the project level.
(ii) Range of possible alternatives in project EIA is often small.
(iii) EIA reports are too academic, bureaucratic and lengthy.
(iv) More research and developmental of improved methodologies are required.
(v) Lack of comprehensive environmental information base.
(vi) Time limitation, manpower limitation makes EIA very complicated and time consuming.
(vii) EIA reports are difficult for a common make EIA very complicated and time consuming.
(viii) In actual practice, EIA ends immediately after project clearance; no follow up action is taken.
(ix) It does not incorporate the strategies of preventive environmental intervention.