Environmental and social management framework of National Ganga River Basin Authority: a consultation draft
This document in two volumes deals with the Environmental and Social Management Framework of National Ganga River Basin Authority established by the government for comprehensive management of the river.
This document in two volumes deals with the Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) of National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA). Government of India (GOI) has established NGRBA for the comprehensive management of the river. The NGRBA operates under a mandate to address both water quantity and quality aspects, through a multi-sector, river-basin approach. The NGRBA has resolved that by year 2020 no untreated municipal sewage or industrial effluents will be discharged into River Ganga. This Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) aims to facilitate the management of environmental and social issues of the investment project proposed by the NGRBA under a proposal submitted to the World Bank for an initial investment of approximately US $ 1 billion. The ESMF currently only addresses the broader portfolio of projects to be implemented under the NGRBA, as relevant information for specific projects (i.e. their size, type and location) are either not yet available or are currently being prepared.