From our correspondent
Itagar, September 1: Aruchal Pradesh Social Welfare, Women & Child Development and DOTCL Minister Wanglin Lowangdong has emphasized on larger participation of people from rural areas to reap optimum benefits from North Eastern Region Community Resource Magement Project (NERCORMP) in the state. “NERCORMP programme promotes the feeling of community spirit in the society through its various projects implemented for community development,” he said while addressing a review meeting on NEC projects, NERCORMP, Hydropower projects, 132 KV transmission line including the Tawang-Khuppi here on Monday.
NEC Secretary S N Brohmo Choudhury, who is on visit to Itagar along with his team of officers were also present in the meeting, an official communiqué informed. Lowangdong said that people have high expectations on NERCORMP as the programme being livelihood mission project and hoped that the projects achieve the target and people are benefitted.
“The programme which is launched in three districts of Tirap, Changlang and Longding in Aruchal Pradesh is in its initial stage of implementation,” he said, adding that NERCORMP is for the people, of the people and by the people and opined that people’s representatives should be involved in the entire process as they are accountable for every projects and schemes implemented in their respective constituency. He further called for proper coordition and participation of all stakeholders so to expand the sense of belongingness.
The minister, however, expressed hope that with the passage of time, the programme would be successful like other success stories in other places of North east where it has been implemented. Lowangdong stressed that the Department of Tirap, Changlang & Longding (DoTCL) which is the nodal department for NERCORMP need to be involved and consulted in all the planning process under the programme. He called for more fund to catch up with the expenditures and cover one and all in the areas. Addressing the meeting, Choudhury said that NERCORMP was designed to strengthen the grass root. The programme is being implemented in Tirap, Changlang and Longding district, which is a new concept for the people, he said, adding that efforts are on to sort out the problems and challenges coming on the way to success.
The Secretary advised the officers of the state government and nodal department of DOTCL to work towards fulfilling the objectives of the project.
NERCORMP is a livelihood and rural development project aimed to transform the lives of the poor and margilized tribal families in North east. It is a joint developmental initiative of the NEC, Ministry of DONER, Govt of India and Intertiol Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Its broad objective is to improve the livelihoods of the vulnerable groups in a sustaible manner through improved magement of their resource base in a way that contributes to the preservation and restoration of the environment.
The programme launched in three phases - in Dima-Hasao and Karbi-Anglong in Assam, West Khasi Hills and West Garo Hills in Meghalaya and Sepati and Ukhrul districts in Manipur in phase I and II have been implemented successfully.
NERCORMP III is in operation since July 2014 in Aruchal Pradesh and Manipur covering the districts of Changlang, Tirap, and Longding in Aruchal Pradesh and Chandel and Churachandpur in Manipur.
The NEC secretary also reviewed the projects and schemes under NEC funds for Aruchal Pradesh and urged the officers to expedite the work for timely completion, the communiqué