NERCORMP Tirap conducts board meeting

NERCORMP Tirap conducts board meeting

KHONSA, Jul 10: The Tirap Community Resource Management Society under the aegis of the North Eastern Region Community Resource Management Project for upland areas (NERCORMP) conducted its 2nd executive board of management meeting at the Kamlesh Joshi Conference Hall here today. NERCORMP is a joint livelihood project of the NEC, Ministry of DoNER, Govt of India and IFAD operating the NE Region since 1999.

Chaired by ADC Techu Aran, the meeting was attended by all the Board members comprising of the Department of Agriculture, APEDA, Rural Works Department, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary, Textile & Handloom, Industries, Forest & Environment, DRDA, Spices Board, NABARD, Lead Bank, Apex Bank,  Krishi Vigyan Kendra, resource persons, community and  NGO representatives along with the NERCORMP district officials.

In his presidential address, the ADC suggested NERCORMP to take up such livelihood activities for the benefit of the communities which are tangible and sustainable. He requested the line departments and other agencies to extend technical and financial convergence with NERCORMP to achieve larger impact of the livelihood project.

Ruzing Bellai, District Project Director of NERCORMP, Tirap CRMS gave a detailed report on the status of implementation of NERCORMP project in both Tirap and Longding districts. He informed the Board members that NERCORMP is going to adopt the mechanism of collective production and marketing of the livelihood products to ensure larger coverage of the benefits of the project activities in lesser time. He also explained about the STINER & other initiatives undertaken by NEC and Ministry of DoNER for the benefit of the project communities through NERCORMP.

Speaking on the occasion, District Development Manager, NABARD Kamal Roy stressed on the importance of the animal husbandry sector in general and dairy sector in particular in influencing the livelihood patterns of the rural population of the district. He gave presentation on the Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme (DEDS) along with schemes such as NLM, CM’s Sashakt Kisan Yojana, CM’s Krishi Samuh Yojana, Arunachal Agri Start-up scheme, Agri Clinic Business Scheme, DDU Bunker Yojana and CM’s Krishi Rinn Yojana.

The Board unanimously agreed to all the agenda’s placed for ratification by the District Project Director cum Member Secretary of Tirap Community Resource Management Society. The Board members comprising of the heads of the line departments agreed to take up schemes in convergence with the project activities of NERCORMP and assured to provide technical support whenever required by the project. LDM, SBI assured the board members to provide credit linkage to the SHGs and its federations promoted by NERCORMP. The Department of Agriculture gave assurance to support the NERCORMP project communities in the field of non-farm sector activities and large scale cultivation of the vegetables. Both the KVKs of Tirap and Longding assured NERCORMP project to provide the required technical support as and when required by the team.

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