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India - Himachal Pradesh State Roads Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 7) : Environmental management plan for widening and strengthening of Mehatpur - UNA - Jahlera - Amb road from 5.5 km up to km 22 (English)

The development objective of the proposed project is to provide an improved core road network to road users. The core road network comprises of 2160 km of state highways (22 links) and 2240 km of Major District Roads (51 links), as notified by GOHP in July 2005.This Environmental Assessment (EA) document evaluated impacts and suggests mitigation measures in the following areas : road network; storm water drainage; air quality; noise levels; topography; soil contamination; seismology; solid waste management system; hydrogeology; surface and groundwater quality; human health and safety; drinking water sources; archeological structures, cultural property and historic monuments findings; flood related impacts; land use impacts; flora and fauna; surface (rivers, streams) and groundwater resources; wetlands (lakes, reservoirs, marshy lands, ponds); land use characteristics along the project corridors; promote consultations with community members, project affected peoples (PAPs), local government authorities, throughout the design, execution and implementation of the project; and finally, applicability of the environmental requirements of the State of Himachal Pradesh : water policy, forest policy, pollution control board, council for science technology and environment, land acquisition act; public works department regulations; and India's legal policies and institutional framework and environmental policy requirements, and the international conventions relatives to the protection of the environment of which the India is a signatory, and the Bank's operational safeguard directives on the environment, natural habitats, forestry, pest management, involuntary resettlement, indigenous peoples and cultural property.

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India - Himachal Pradesh State Roads Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 7) : Environmental management plan for widening and strengthening of Mehatpur - UNA - Jahlera - Amb road from 5.5 km up to km 22 (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/863231468283456135/Environmental-management-plan-for-widening-and-strengthening-of-Mehatpur-UNA-Jahlera-Amb-road-from-5-5-km-up-to-km-22