Draft Environmental and Social Management Framework: Solar PV Park

The environmental and social management framework being prepared for utility scale Solar Park projects shall aid in screening, assessment, management of environmental and social impacts at an early stage in project planning. This document shall act as guidance for satisfactory assessment and management of environmental and social impacts at sub-project level through appropriate measures during the planning, design, construction and operation phases of various investments. The framework will identify the adverse environment and social impacts and provide specific guidance on the policies and procedures to be followed for environmental and social assessment along with roles and responsibilities of the implementing agencies. The document consists of a set of methodologies, assessment procedures and measures to facilitate adequate environmental and social risk & impact management related to the proposed solar UMPP / parks financed by World Bank Group.