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The Department of Land Resources, Government of India in collaboration with World Bank have undertaken a National Watershed Development Project called Neeranchal which proposes to positively influence the Integrated Watershed Management Programme with technical and financial support. The Neeranchal supported States include rain fed states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Odisha, Jharkhand and Rajasthan.

For this purpose, the Strategic Environment and Social Assessment (SESA) Part I has been initiated.

Draft Strategic Environment and Social Assessment (SESA) report is attached herewith for comments / suggestions/ feedback.
The comments / suggestions may kindly be sent within 7 days from 27th November, 2013

by email to,

or posted to
       DIG (F),
       Department of Land Resources,
       Ministry of Rural Development,
       6th Floor, 11th Block,
       CGO Complex,Lodhi Road,
       New Delhi, Pin-110003

To view / download, click   Draft Strategic Environment and Social Assessment Report - First Draft for Discussion