NRLM state level AAP roll-out workshop underway

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KOHIMA, MAY 22: A 4-day Annual Action Plan FY 2018-19 roll out and dissemination workshop of Nagaland State Rural Livelihoods Mission (NSRLM) is underway. The four fold objective of the workshop is to integrate all NRLM thematic activities; provide broad contours of annual plan and highlights of key challenges and emerging issues and suitable strategic responses and policies; to provide a forum for brainstorming District/Block-wise specific plans and targets based on the overall State annual targets, and to implement Performance Management System (PMS) & Staff Performance Plan and Assessment (SPPA).
In her keynote address during the inaugural session, Mission Director, Athel O. Lotha commented on the resilient and committed spirit of NSRLM team in ensuring effective program implementation in their respective blocks. She highlighted the commendable achievements of the community institutions being awarded one of the best performing and innovative SHG by NABARD in the State and one of the best performing VLO under NRLM in the country.
She stated the mission has undergone significant expansion, and in the light of this, there is an urgent need to strengthen systems and focus on quality control. She reiterated the rural poor community is the centre of NRLM and that the success or the failure of this noble mission depends upon the team owing to the unique indigenous representation of the program team in their respective districts and blocks. She encouraged the staff to continue fostering ownership and ensure that the goals and objectives of the Mission are achieved.
Overview of the Annual Action Plan for FY 2018-19 was presented by M. Rollan Lotha, COO (Programs). He highlighted the macro footprint of the mission in the State, where he appreciated the commendable achievement of building 4333 SHGs and federating them into 197 VLOs and 12 CLF. He emphasized integration of all NRLM thematic as the key to achieving NRLM objectives and goals.
He also highlighted the key focus area of NRLM interventions in FY 2018-19 as being accelerated expansion to additional 14 Blocks; Saturation and deepening of NRLM intervention in the existing 29 Blocks; strengthening of community institutions and improving capitalization; integrating gender and initiations of social development in the area of FNHW; creating federation models and developing Zunheboto as Model MIS District and Longleng as Model NRLM District; Augmenting bank linkage and interest subvention; scaling up livelihoods intervention and developing 18 organic farming clusters through MKSP; thematization of cutting edge staff and community cadres for taking up specific thematic interventions for deepening community institutions; Expanding the community cadre base; prioritize coverage of 131 Mission Antyodaya GPs, 4 SAGY villages and Kiphire as Aspirational District; implement digital accounting system for Self Help Groups (SHG), Village Level Organisations (VLO) and Cluster Level Federations (CLF); strengthening the robust systems; and convergence with other flagship programmes. He reiterated that through this integrated intervention approached, the State Mission is looking at 7000 SHGs, 300 VLOs and 20 CLFs emerging this FY as self-governed sustainable grassroots community institution.
The workshop is jointly facilitated by the State Mission team and Trivikram, State Anchor from NMMU, MoRD with Shivaji N Choudhury; B.K Basu and Madhabananda who are National Resource Persons, NIRD.
The 4 day workshop will culminate on May 25 and will have intensive sessions on the thematic components under NRLM and there will be group discussion for district-wise action plans for achievement of quarterly targets and implementation objectives, strategy, activities and outcome. (Page News Service)