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Gender Development

Mainstreaming of gender is one of the strengths of the project and targeted focus of this would center on female members of Community Based Interest Group Organizations (CBIGO) such as Water Users Associations (WUAs), Commodity Groups and Farmer Producer Companies

Strategy

  • Identify gender concerns through participatory consultations
  • Inform about the project activities and benefits
  • Sensitise other stakeholders on gender issues
  • Encourage women participation in project activities and water user association
  • Encourage equal wages for equal work in all project works

Social Safeguard

The social safeguard policy primarily to deal with cases like

  • Irrigation tanks with encroachment inevitably need rehabilitation. Rehabilitation Policy Framework (RPF) has been prepared to deal with such circumstances.
  • The sub-projects such as irrigation systems modernization will require land and in order to free from encroachments the project would undertake public, participative and transparent social screening involving all stakeholders.
Environment Safeguard

  • The Environment Social Management Framework (ESMF) has been developed to ensure that the projects activities are identified planned and implemented are socially responsive and environmentally sound.
  • The guidelines serve as a tool to guide the project implementers the optimal project interventions required to address social and environmental concerns.
Social Development
  • An increased social capital and collective action through Water User Associations (WUA), Farmer Producer Organizations and Commodity Interest Groups.
  • Socio-economic empowerment of women farmers, small farmers, increased employment and income opportunities for local rural producers and local wage earners.
Grievance Redress Mechanism (GRM)

The Project will establish a multi-level feedback and grievance redress mechanisms including the structures and processes at different levels.

  • Grievances related to various aspects of participatory irrigation and water management will be addressed at the regional level of Chief Engineers of Water Resources Department (WRD)
  • Grievances related to other project activities will be redressed by the District Collector.
  • In addition to these, there will be a Departmental State-level Grievance Redress Mechanism.


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