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Workshop on implementation of NSRLM held

Dimapur, October 7 (MExN): Nagaland State Rural Livelihood Mission (NSRLM) in collaboration with District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) Dimapur organized a workshop on strategic planning for field implementation of NSRLM in Dimapur district, in the conference hall of RD Block, Chumukedima,

The programme was organized to kick start the implementation of NSRLM in the district. NSRLM’s vision is to reduce poverty by enabling the poor households to access gainful self-employment and skilled wage employment opportunities through building strong sustainable grassroots’ institutions of the poor.  The Mission aims at creating efficient and effective institutional platforms of the rural poor enabling them to increase household income through sustainable livelihood enhancements and improved access to financial services.

Visasolie Lhoungu, Chief Executive Officer, NSRLM, Toshimongla, District Mission Manager, Dimapur, Rollan Lotha, State Project Manager and Imonenla Imkong, State Project Manager spoke during the workshop and highlighted strategies for the implementation of the
NSRLM has a daunting target to reach out to poorest of the poor (PoP) households across 11 districts, 74 blocks, 1151 villages and stay with them till they cross the threshold of poverty.

Nine districts (Kohima, Dimapur, Mokokchung, Wokha, Zunheboto, Longleng, Phek, Kiphire and Mon) will be covered by NSRLM and out of which only blocks (Jakhama, Chukidong, Pfutsero, Chumukedima, Changtongya, Mon, Satakha, Longleng, and Kiphire) will be considered as resource clusters for intensive strategy during financial year 2013-14, while remaining 52 block under the districts will be covered under non-intensive strategy. Tuensang and Peren districts and 13 blocks under the two districts would be covered by North East Rural Livelihood Program (NERLP).

Block Development Officers (BDOs) of all six RD blocks in the district and other officials including DRDA Project Director Imtiangshi Ao, recently trained area coordinators, Block Mission Management Unit team and SHG members attended the workshop.   

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