World Bank lauds Powergrid for its environmental policies

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Hyderabad, Nov 21 (UNI) Lauding Powergrid's environmental policies, the World Bank today said it will be taken as a model for implementation world-wide to address social and environmental issues being encountered during project execution.

Addressing a public consultation meeting on use of country system for environmental and social safeguard issues here, World Bank team expressed happiness over the Powergrid's Environment and Social Policy Programme (ESPP).

Representatives from NGOs, World Bank and Powergrid, members of ESPP review committee, academicians and social experts took part in the meeting, organised by Powergrid and World Bank, a press release said here.

The World Bank has been using country system to address ESPP issues as per its operational policies.

The objective of the consultation was to introduce participants to the World Bank Pilot Programme on use of country system for environmental and social safeguards, enhance borrower capacity to implement its own environmental and social policies and empower public stakeholders to ensure accountability of their own system.


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