Environmental and social management framework for ENCORE program, 2019

ENCORE aims to strengthen integrated coastal zone management in all coastal States and Union Territories of India. The Project seeks to assist the Government of India (GoI) in enhancing coastal resource efficiency and resilience, by building collective capacity (including communities and decentralized governance) for adopting and implementing integrated coastal management approaches. The Environment and Social Management Framework (ESMF) document has been prepared with an objective to manage the social and environment impacts through appropriate measures during the planning, design, construction and operation of various sub-projects of ENCORE. The framework identifies the level of safeguard and due-diligence required for all categories of sub-projects and provides specific guidance on the policies and procedures to be followed for environmental and social assessment, along with roles and responsibilities of the implementing agencies to ensure effective environmental and social management.