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India - Third Uttar Pradesh Sodic Lands Reclamation Project : environmental assessment (English)

The development objective of the Third Uttar Pradesh Sodic Lands Reclamation Project for India is to increase agricultural productivity in the selected project areas in Uttar Pradesh (UP). The objective will be achieved through reversal of water-induced land degradation, enhancement of soil fertility and improved provision of agricultural support services. Negative impacts include: draining of seasonal and small wetlands due to drainage channels passing through; loss of aquatic flora and fauna; conflicts in distribution of water; excess use of diesel generators for running tube wells in absence of regular electricity supply; supply and use of soil amendments; and crop production and crop diversification. Mitigation measures include: 1) develop sufficient and flexible timelines to avoid heat waves and excessive monsoon for ground verification; 2) allow local communities to make representation for the inclusion of their sodic lands- satisfying the selection criteria; 3) ensure that forceful and without consent acquisition/appropriation of land does not takes place; 4) ensure that the link drains do not pass through natural wetlands; 5) test water quality, especially for presence of fluoride, do not install tube well if tested positive for fluoride; 6) undertake regular monitoring of water table with help from the concerned department and maintain records; and 7) develop proper social monitoring system to ensure that land reclamation is preceded by a proper drainage network.

Details

  • Document Date

    2009/05/08

  • Document Type

    Environmental Assessment

  • Report Number

    E2152

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    India,

  • Region

    South Asia,

  • Disclosure Date

    2009/05/05

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    India - Third Uttar Pradesh Sodic Lands Reclamation Project : environmental assessment

  • Keywords

    Environmental and Social Impact;external monitoring and evaluation;increase in land price;environmental and social assessments;project design and implementation;capacity building of community;land and water management;Occupational health and safety;social and environmental;district census;land use pattern;land use category;study area;community level assessment;disposal of effluent;ground water level;reclamation of land;agricultural support service;cultivation of rice;crop and livestock;water user group;flora and fauna;loss of forest;wetland due;Integrated Pest Management;community level capacity;water pollution control;rural market infrastructure;ground water quality;average annual rainfall;efficient water use;employment in agriculture;Raising of Livestock;essential commodities;acquisition of land;payment for damage;groundwater level data;standards of quality;conflict resolution mechanism;improvement in wage;increase in income;farmer field school;soil erosion rate;growth and development;impact on migration;household survey;private property;agricultural productivity;cropping intensity;stakeholder consultation;Animal Husbandry;farm household;secondary data;primary data;forest land;social parameter;groundwater recharge;tribal community;land degradation;positive impact;animal part;wild animal;land acquisition;objective assessment;output market;soil quality;equal access;increase productivity;geographical area;Agricultural Technology;environmental pollution;soil productivity;secondary sources;Safeguard Policies;daily maximum;crop diversification;vulnerable group;safeguard policy;groundwater abstraction;mitigation measure;social issue;plant nutrient;staff support;horticultural commodity;rural livelihood;bed material;farm produce;animal waste;agronomic practice;rural communication;farm production;small ruminant;coordination committee;dairy development;water logging;support organizations;production practice;Livestock Production;on-farm demonstrations;vocational guidance;social aspect;hot summer;regulatory environment;summer season;transition period;winter season;international waterway;rock formation;gender perspective;equal remuneration;social security;tribal people;land leveling;minimum temperature;social environment;forest range;nutrient management;agriculture sector;biological resource;commercial utilization;human beings;medical waste;movement control;benefit sharing;community institution;induced impacts;competent authority;productive infrastructure;indian context;indigenous biodiversity;temperature decrease;establishing indicators;natural habitat;social analysis;involuntary resettlement;cultural property;monsoon months;baseline survey;farm income;nature reserve;wildlife habitat;cultural monument;mineral reserve;cropping pattern;improved seed;farming practice;agricultural production;project costing;village communities;employment scenario;land title;shallow tube;watershed development;moisture conservation;water harvesting;natural vegetation;water bodies;baseline data;household level;sample survey;resource mapping;agriculture technology;stakeholder meetings;collected information;irrigation water;groundwater quality;marginal farmer;receiving water;natural drainage;social capital;fodder resource;farmyard manure;fodder availability;produce market;breed improvement;animal nutrition;social concern;basic infrastructure;Investment Support;government development;landless family;Project Monitoring;learning system;land productivity;microbial biomass;adjacent land;cumulative impact;degraded lands;soil fertility;concerned institution;social objective;poverty alleviation;nutrition security;physical work;increased milk;institutional credit;replacement rate;agricultural practice;subsequent phase;bee keeping;crop production;process plant;household data;consultation method;focus group;qualitative data;entry program;institutional stakeholders;field work;landholding size;field staff;protected area;barren land;gender development;beneficiary household

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India - Third Uttar Pradesh Sodic Lands Reclamation Project : environmental assessment (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/299871468044060091/India-Third-Uttar-Pradesh-Sodic-Lands-Reclamation-Project-environmental-assessment