The Nagaland State Rural Livelihoods Mission (NSRLM) Team led by Mission Director, MotsuthungLotha recently concluded a very fruitful visit to Andhra Pradesh (AP) and New Delhi.
The purpose of the visit to AP was for debriefing session with the 36 women activists/ Internal Community Resource Persons (CRPs) from Nagaland who have been undergoing more than a month of training at OMPLIS, Orvakal Block, AP. The training is part of the Resource Block Strategy which will involve joint effort of external and internal CRPs for promotion of community institutions like Self Help Groups (SHGs). During the debriefing session, women activists from nine resource blocks presented their learning in local dialects and also translated in English. Each resource block had also composed NRLM/ SHG songs with an indigenous touch. Additional Secretary (RL) MoRD, T Vijay Kumar, and representatives from World Bank were also present during the session.
Field visits to remote villages in Andhra Pradesh were conducted to experience success stories of Poorest of the Poor (PoP) landless untouchable women who have managed to come out of poverty and become ‘crorepattis.’ The team was fortunate to meet one of the most successful SHG and Village Organization (VO) which have become strong institutions of poor and have diversified their resource base.
After a fruitful visit to AP, a team of 6 women activists (Internal CRPs) led by Mission Director NSRLM was invited by MoRD and DoNER. The women activists namely Nzanbeni C Kikon, MhonchumiKikon, ApeleKoza, YanpolumiLotha, Neidhu U Mero and ShetoliSumi gave impressive presentations during the Governing Committee meeting at New Delhi on April 17.
During the meeting, Mission Director, NSRLM, MotsuthungLotha has highlighted the unique conditions of the Northeast and requested Ministry of DoNER to consider facilitating a special package specifically for the region.
The objective of the presentation was to showcase the genuine effort of SRLM and NMMU (MoRD) in bringing change in the lives of the poor and marginalized.
Eminent dignitaries including the Secretary, DoNER; Additional Secretary of Rural Development; Additional Secretary of Rural Livelihoods; Mission Director of NRLM; Secretary of NEC; Member of Planning Commission; Joint Secretary of DoNER, Deputy Secretary of DoNER and representatives from World Bank and SRLMs from NE Region have attended the meeting.