The Social and Environmental Management Unit (SEMU)
is responsible for developing and ensuring the implementation of "Social
and Environmental Assessment Guidelines for Irrigation Infrastructures".
Previously, social and environmental issues were not
taken into due consideration while planning and implementing development
projects. Keeping in view the importance of the social and environmental
implications of IPD projects and activities, the Unit ensures that all
the new project documents and implementation activities do not create
any environmental and social problems. Likewise, the Unit is also helping
the creation of general awareness among all the stakeholders on these
A database containing relevant information about social
and environmental aspects of the irrigation system is under implementation.