Chapter IV – Environmental and Social Impacts

primary occupation, some times supplemented by labour or agriculture. All of them were members of the village level fisheries cooperative. In most cases, the fisheries cooperative has the fishing rights of a water body (irrigation tank, village pond, large natural water body like lake) leased to it. This lease allows the society members to fish in the water body and a small fee/commission on the sales is collected by the cooperative. The Aqua Mart project component is expected to work with such fisheries cooperatives and create a producers’ company for its business operations. No inland aquaculture farmers are there – so issues around creation of new water bodies, or conversion of agriculture land into aquaculture do not arise in this case. Also, most water bodies (irrigation tanks and lakes) are relatively large water bodies and as such there are no supplementary feeding or anti-biotic usage by the fishermen in the fish production process.

4.4   Component wise impacts

The following section provides component wise summary of the project activities and observations based on the environmental and social assessment. This section also provides a broad summary of each of the components covered under IESA. A full list of issues and measures identified from the social and environmental concerns point of view for each component is listed in the next chapter Based on this, a detailed list of issues and measures for IESA for each of the project components have been developed and are included in the next chapter.

4.5  Component I – Modernizing functioning and operations of APMC:

Intervention description
Infrastructure development at APMCs is proposed with a view to modernize its operations. The objective of this component is to introduce modern facilities at select APMCs in the state so that the value addition due to market modernization could be demonstrated more broadly. The modernization is also expected to bring in total