Dimapur, September 5: In a prelude to the upcoming joint workshop for developing phase over strategies and policies, Nagaland State Rural Livelihoods Mission (NSRLM) under DAY-NRLM, MoRD and the North East Rural Livelihoods Project (NERLP) under DoNER conducted two days joint field visit to NERLP implementation sites at Peren on September 3&4. The 15-member team was led by Additional Secretary, RD and Mission Director, NSRLM, Athel O. Lotha.
During the joint meeting at the District Project Management Unit, Athel O. Lotha shared the objectives of the visit was in pursuance with the Ministry’s directive of NERLP phase over to NRLM by 2019-20, to understand the Project HR policy and structure; systems policy and structure; community institutions and community cadres protocols and structure; and livelihoods interventions.
While appreciating the commendable progress NERLP has achieved in Peren and Tuensang districts, she reiterated cross learning of the respective program implementations would facilitate building synergetic strategies and policies for the imminent phase over.
To the community members, she expressed her delight to see them work together towards socio-economic upliftment within their community. She assured the continued support of NSRLM to the community institutions once it is phased over.
District Project Manager, Peren, Ruuvilie Kotsu highlighted the project goals and objectives, structure, achievements and intermediary impacts.
Field visits were conducted at several sites around Peren District to understand the workings of the community institutions; community development groups on natural resource management; and community learning business resource centre; feed mill production centre; hygienic modern abattoir; producer groups on spices; weaving and loom production unit; producer groups on piggery; producer organisations on different livelihoods; and road site market.
During the interactive session with the SHG federation members, Chief Operating Officer, M Rollan Lotha appreciated NERLP team on the commendable social capital (SHGs) and community assets created. He commended on the community members’ commitment and passion in nurturing their institutions towards sustainability.
(Page News Service)