The Project contributes to improved productivity, increased economic activity and enhanced education opportunities as a result of reduced water-fetching time and improved health conditions. The successful implementation of the Project helps extend the development benefits to the most needed rural areas and fulfil the basic human need of having access to safe and clean drinking water.
The Project is classified as Category “B”. NDB’s due diligence on environmental and social assessments found the limited negative impacts are site-specific and mitigation plans have been put in place. Land acquisition and use of forest land are minimized for optimal project design. Compliance with environment and social regulations in India and with the core principles of NDB’s Environment and Social Framework will be ensured.