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Preamble

Mountain ecosystems are fragile. They are susceptible to soil erosion, landslides, and loss of genetic diversity. Physical isolation has excluded the mountains and their populations from development, resulting in political and economic marginality. Mountain people suffer from unemployment, poverty, poor health, and insufficient sanitation. In contrast to popular perceptions, however, some mountain areas have not only improved their economies radically, but they have also preserved their environments, biodiversity, and cultural heritage This is the result of planned development efforts in the mountain eco systems and concern of the developers for the conservation of Environment. This dynamic requires an evolving and flexible policy framework, with a built in system for monitoring and review, and where necessary, revision. Sustainable development concerns in the sense of enhancement of human well-being, broadly conceived, are a recurring theme in India's development philosophy.

For this to occur there is a need for balance and harmony between economic, social and environmental needs of the country. India also plays an important role in several significant international initiatives concerned with the environment. It is a party to the key multilateral agreements, and recognises the interdependencies among, and Trans boundary character of, several environmental problems. The National Environment Policy (NEP) is also intended to be a statement of India's commitment to making a positive contribution to international efforts. This is a response to our national commitment to a clean environment, mandated in the Constitution in Articles 48 A and 51 A (g), strengthened by judicial interpretation of Article 21. It is recognized that maintaining a healthy environment is not the state's responsibility alone, but also that of every citizen.

Environment Policy of SJVN is a response to our commitment to a clean environment, mandated in the Constitution in Articles 48 A and 51 A (g), strengthened by judicial interpretation of Article 21. It is recognised that maintaining a healthy environment is not the state’s responsibility alone, but also that of every citizen. A spirit of partnership should thus be realized throughout the spectrum of environmental management in the country. While the state must galvanise its efforts, there should also be recognition by each individual – natural or institutional, of its responsibility towards maintaining and enhancing the quality of the environment.

SJVN’s approach and commitment to deal with environmental and social issues, relating to its projects, and lays out management procedures to mitigate the same. This includes framework for identification, assessment, and management of environmental and social concerns at both organizational and project levels.

SJVNL believes that the Environment Policy is a working and live document, which shall be upgraded with the changes in the social and environmental governance in the country and modified in the light of the experiences gained with project implementation of its projects. It is the logical vehicle to give a human face to the corporate functioning and moves away from classical cost-benefit approach to the larger realm of corporate social responsibility, while mainstreaming and up scaling environmental and social concerns. It is dedicated to the firm commitment and concern of the SJVNL for sustainable development

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF HYDRO PROJECT

  • Impacts on land
  • Impacts on Air
  • Impacts on Water
  • Impacts on flora and fauna
  • Impacts on wild life
  • Impacts on Noise
  • Impacts on Socio-Economic

THE EMP TO MITIGATE THE IMPACTS AS PER FOLLOWING PROVISIONS

  • Compensatory Afforestation
  • Green Belt Development
  • Land Scaping of Construction areas
  • Restoration of Muck Disposal Sites
  • Fisheries Management and development
  • CAT Plan
  • Biodiversity Management Plan
  • Managed River Flow
  • Resettlement and Rehabilitation Plan
  • Adaptive Capacity Development
  • Emergency Preparedness Plan
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