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India - Mid-Himalayan Watershed Development Project : indigenous peoples plan (English)

This environmental and social assessment and monitoring plan for the India Himachal Pradesh Mid-Himalayan Watershed Development Project, which improves the productive potential of natural resources and incomes of the rural households, discusses potentially negative environmental impacts and suggests interventions to mitigate them. Negative impacts and mitigation measures include: the overall availability of fodder has been shrinking due to uncontrollable incidence of Lantana and Ageratum in the pasturelands, so the value addition of these invasive weed could be explored-furniture or use in bio-manure. The veterinary treatment is very difficult during migration as well as at destination, so there is a provision of mobile veterinary units. Non-availability of shearing machines, so project will procure and provide. There is a high prevalence of foot and mouth disease, skin disease, TB among the flocks, the awareness and repeated trainings to the owners and helping them in developing local skills to an address the emergencies. Landholding of the Gujjar households is small and the quality of land is poor, consequently productivity of crop is low, training to the facilitated on the routes and in the clusters of Panchayats when the Gaddis and Gujjars are back to home.


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    India - Mid-Himalayan Watershed Development Project : indigenous peoples plan

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India - Mid-Himalayan Watershed Development Project : indigenous peoples plan (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.