EMF
Design and implementation of Environment Management Framework (EMF) for Rural Poverty Reduction Programmes implemented by State Governments with Support from World Bank:
In Andhra Pradesh:

CEE Andhra Pradesh is the environment agency for the Andhra Pradesh District Poverty Initiatives (APDPIP) and Andhra Pradesh Rural Poverty Reduction Project (APRPRP) projects (together known as Indira Kranthi Patham) being implemented by the Government of Andhra Pradesh through the Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty (SERP) in 22 districts with the support from World Bank. APDPIP is being implemented in 6 districts of Andhra Pradesh and APRPRP in rest of the 16 districts excepting the district of Hyderabad. The role of CEE as an environment agency is to design and facilitate the implementation of Environmental Management Framework (EMF) in the projects.

The purpose of EMF is to ensure that neither the livelihoods of the rural poor nor the environment are compromised. CEE contributes to the EMF implementation through

  1. Development of tools for Environmental Assessment (EA) of the livelihood activities being supported through the project

  2. Capacity building for different stakeholders including the project functionaries, community representatives etc.

  3. Development of Information Education and Communication (IEC) materials

  4. Supervision of EMF implementation through visits to each district once in six months

These projects were initiated during January 2002 and May 2003 respectively. The services of CEE as environment agency have come to a close by 31st December 2007.

In Tamil Nadu:

CEE Andhra Pradesh is the State Environment Resource Agency (SERA) for the Tamil Nadu Empowerment and Poverty Reduction Programme (TNEPRP) known asVazhndhu Kaatuvom being implemented by Government of Tamil Nadu in 15 districts with support from World Bank. The role of CEE as SERA is to design and facilitate the implementation of Environmental Management Framework (EMF) in the project.

The purpose of EMF is to ensure that neither the livelihoods of the rural poor nor the environment are compromised.  CEE contributes to the EMF implementation through

  1. Development of tools for Environmental Assessment (EA) of the livelihood activities being supported through the project
  2. Capacity building for different stakeholders including the project functionaries, community representatives etc.
  3. Development of Information Education and Communication (IEC) materials
  4. Supervision of EMF implementation through visits to each district once in six months

In other states:

  • CEE has designed the EMF for the Bihar rural Livelihoods project (BRLP).

  • CEE has conducted supervision to check the effectiveness of implementation of EMF in Chhattisgarh District Poverty Reduction Project (CGDPRP)

  • CEE has conducted Environment Audit to check the effectiveness of EMF implementation in Rajasthan District Poverty Initiatives Project (RDPIP)
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Contact:

CEE Andhra Pradesh
D. no: 6-3-348/2
Dwarakapuri Colony
Punjagutta
Hyderabad - 500 004
Andhra Pradesh
Tel: 040 - 23352596, 65883100
Fax: 040 - 23352586
E-mail: ceeandhrapradesh@ceeindia.org