North Eastern Region Community Resource Management Project
Upland Areas NERCORMP Changlang District, A project of North Eastern Council, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Government of India (Implemented under Changlang Community Resource Management Society)
2nd Floor, ALC Line,
Changlang – 792 120,
Arunachal Pradesh, India.
PROFILE OF NERCORMP CHANGLANG
The North Eastern Region Community Resource Management Project for Upland Areas (NERCORMP) is a joint livelihood project of the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) and North Eastern Council (NEC), Ministry of DoNER, Government of India. The IFAD fund for the first phase of the project came to an end on September, 30, 2008. NERCORMP continued its works under funding and supervision of the North Eastern Council from October, 2008 till June, 2010. On the 12th of July, 2010 an agreement was signed between IFAD and NEC – Ministry of DoNER for NERCORMP II. NERCORMP – III Project was officially launched by the then DoNER Minister Shri Pawan Singh Ghatowar on the 6th January, 2014 at Changlang in the presence of the then Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Nabam Tuki, Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs, Shri Ninong Ering, Rajya Sabha MP Shri Mukut Mithi, Parliamentary Secretaries, MLAs, Mr. U.K. Sangma, Secy. DoNER, Mr. A. Luikham, Secy, NEC.
The broad objective of the project can be summarized as given below:
To improve the livelihoods of vulnerable groups in a sustainable manner through improved management of their resource base in a way that contributes to preservation and restoration of
the environment.The project was launched against backdrop of not-so-much successful rural development intervention of the Government of India in the North East. Equally glaring were the weakness/rear-total absence of social and development institutions at the grass root level. because of it success in the first phase, IFAD and the Government of India agreed to finance a second phase.
One of the main objectives of the project is to become DEVELOPMENTAL INSTITUTION and at the same time, come up with a TRUE DEVELOPMENTAL MODAL that is evolved from the grass root. It also aim at establishing a sense of stakeholdership/ownership by the communities. NERCORMP is operating in four states Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya and Manipur covering ten districts. In Assam the project is covering Karbi Anglong and North Cachar Hills, in Meghalaya – West Khasi and West Garo Hills and in Manipur – Senapati, Ukhrul, Churachandpur and Chandel district. In Arunachal Pradesh covering Changlang and undivided Tirap districts.
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT:
The project’s primary objective is to improve the livelihood options of economically vulnerable groups in a sustainable manner through the promotion of livelihood opportunities and strengthening of local institutions that relate to livelihood development.
Specific objectives are to:
- Promote a more sensitive approach to the design and implementation of development Interventions;
- Enhance the capacities of local people to select appropriate livelihood opportunities, access required financial resources, manage new technologies and institutions at the village level;
- Increase incomes through more sustainable income generating rural livelihood activities and the establishment of more and more non-farm enterprises at the micro and small scale level; and
- Establish effective and appropriate delivery systems for inputs and for the maintenance of assets and resources, with emphasis on microfinance, savings and thrift, and micro insurance products, along with access to business development services that would link households based livelihood activities with the larger economy.
In order to achieve its objectives, the following are NERCOMRP’s key components:
- Strengthening Capacity of Participating Agencies
- Village Development Fund (Livelihood)
- Village Development Fund (Social Sector)
- Village Development Fund (Infrastructure)
- Community Biodiversity Conservation
- Project Management
LIST OF NERCORMP CHANGLANG STAFF:
|1||Mr. N. Sukajit||District Project Director|
|2||Mrs.Mitali Bordoloi||Project Technical Officer (PTO)|
|3||Mrs. Nanju Tikhak||Business Development Organiser (BDO)||4||Mr. Raju Joshi||Assistant Accounts Officer (AAO)|
|5||Mr. N. Betterson||Natural Resource Management Organizer (NRMO)|
|6||Ms.Daiahun Khonglam||Institutional Development Organizer (IDO)||7||Mr. Viveka Singh||Monitoring Assistant (MA)|
|8||Mr. Samtup Kitnya Tutsah||Monitoring Assistant (MA)|
|9||Mr. Jimmi Taiju||Finance Accounts Assistant (FAA)||10||Mr. Rajen Haisa||Secretarial Assistant (SA)|
|11||Mr Parin Taiju||Driver|
|12||Mr. Rahim Ali||Contingency Driver|
|13||Mr. Basunlum Doo||Office Attendant (OA)|
DETAILS OF THE PARTNER NGOs UNDER NERCORMP-CHANGLANG
|Sl.No||Name and Address||Email ID||Contact Number|
|1||The RK Mossang Memorial Society
Head office : Jairampur
Arunachal Pradesh 792121
Arunachal Pradesh – 792110
|3||Bordumsa Mahila Mandal, Bordumsa||mahilamandalbsa[at]gmail.com
|4||Singpho Developmental Society
|5||Arunachal Orphan Care Society
Kharsang Changlang District
|7||North East India Committee on Relief & Development
NEICORD, 5th Floor, 4C Star Enclave,Building
GNB Road, Pan Bazar,Guwahati – 781001
|0364–2225585, 0364 – 2225585|
|8||Seva Kendra Arunachal East
Arunachal Pradesh – 786630
|9||Arunachal Vikas Parishad
Changlang Unit, Changlang District
Arunachal Pradesh – 792120
|10||Tribal Welfare & Developmental Society
Changlang Arunachal Pradesh
|11||Green Lawn Society Changlang||greenlawn[at]gmail.com|
|Sl.No||Circle Name||No of Villages||Total Targeted No of HHs||No Of NaRMGs||No of Cluster Associations||No of SHGs||No of SHG members||No of Cluster Federations|
Success Stories – 1
Mrs. Kopha Singpho is the house wife of Mr. Nongkhrunong Singpho from Khagam Mossang Village, in Changlang district. Her husband is a farmer by profession and very hard working person. His income is very little as their land holding too is little. Mrs. Kopha never attended any formal schooling. She is mother of 4 children, a very simple and hard working woman. She started her own small business of selling vegetables to support the family requirements. Time and again she suffered heavy loss due to lack of facilities for preservation of vegetables and little capital was a constant hurdle in her progress. Finally she was forced to close down her vegetable business.
In the mean time while she came to know about the NERCORMP PROJECT in the village of Khagam Mossang in the year 2015. With the intervention of this project she got 1 unit of piggery (2 Female and 1 male) from NERCORMP. She took care of them all and within a year she got 6 piglets of which 1 died and other 5 she sold. After a year she got profit of Rs. 20,000. She was encouraged with her success in pig farming and hence, she further continued pig farming to sustain her income earning from pig farming. She attended several awareness programs on animal husbandry, several meetings with women groups and SEVA KENDRA staff. She is encouraged and is happy to learn that she will do better in the coming days. Now she is more settled and could give better education facilities for her children. She motivates her neighbors by telling about her success and new dreams of making much from her new farm .Indeed she is very inspiring in her speech and dedication with which she does her job. Several other women too are beginng to take similar interest to begin piggery farm of their own. Actions speak louder than words. There is lots of positive growth all around. Better individual, better communities, leading to self reliant individual and communities. NERCORMP Changlang and SEVA KENDRA too hope a better future for such enthusiastic women in the locality. The project looks forward to bring transformation with the co-operation of the people.
Success Stories – 2
Mrs. Dungngai Mossang, W/o Mr. Lemjung Mossang belongs to a poor family living in Neotan village, Namphai circle, Changlang District. Her husband is a farmer by profession and agriculture was the only source of income for their family. The income earned from agriculture was very little to fulfill the basic needs of the family. Mrs. Dungngai attended school till class 9th and her husband studied up to 12th. As a young girl she had done tailoring course. After completing the training programme she was just sitting idle at home. She could not do any job because of her financial problem. When NERCORMP intervened in their village in the year 2014, Mrs. Dungngai joined the village organizations i.e. Neotan B NaRMG and subsequently joined the SHG formed in the village. Through NERCORMP, she was funded Rs.10,000 for a sewing machine in the Financial year 2015-2016 and now she is using her skills to earn some income for her family needs. Earlier, the economic status of the family was very bad, but today with the additional income earned through tailoring, the economic condition of the family has improved. Mrs. Dungngai is now able to earn more than Rs.2500-3000/ per month and she is hoping to expand her business in future. She is appreciated by the villagers for her sheer hard work and perseverance.