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India - Maharashtra Agriculture Competitiveness Project : integrated environmental and social assessment (Vol. 2) : Appendicies (English)

The development objective of the Maharashtra Agriculture Competitiveness Project (MACP) for India is to foster the development of more competitive marketing systems; and improve market access for farmers and livestock producers through enhanced knowledge and more effective producer organizations. Negative measures include: use of chemical fertilizer and pesticides, water pollution, drainage and waste management, and biodiversity. Mitigation measures include: a) create systematic drainage facilities for generated wastewater; b) solid waste need to be separated and processed depends on its grade, used for making fertilizer and fish meal as an ingredient for formulated feed for animals; c) ensure that livestock market has improvement of drainage network as standard item; d) encourage farmers to opt for special measures like drip irrigation systems, crop management practices to reduce the groundwater usage; and e) do not allow polluted waters to reach recharge points and aquifer.

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India - Maharashtra Agriculture Competitiveness Project : integrated environmental and social assessment (Vol. 2) : Appendicies (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/452941468050708899/Appendicies