NSRLM conducts orientation-cum- induction programmes
Dimapur, Aug. 29 (EMN): Nagaland State Rural Livelihoods Mission (NSRLM) conducted orientation-cum-induction of newly recruited area coordinators for farm and non-farm livelihoods, and training of trainers (ToT) on financial management of model cluster level federation (FM MCLF) in Kohima from August 24 to the 28th.
An update from NSRLM programme manager, W Rachel Ngullie, stated that the joint secretary of Rural Development and NSRLM mission director, Imtimenla welcomed the new recruits to the family of NSRLM in her keynote address. She also highlighted the commendable work and achievement of NSRLM in its 9th year of implementation and encouraged the participants to strive for positive contribution towards the uplift of the rural poor of Nagaland.
Also speaking on the occasion, NSRLM additional mission director, T Setsathong Sangtam, emphasised the need of empowering women and promoting gender equality to improve the lives of the poor household both economically and socially. He shared how the lives of the poor masses in rural areas were positively impacted through NSRLM women SHGs and VLOs.
“You are the first generation of non-farm livelihoods professionals being inducted into the state mission. NSRLM already has a rich network of social capital with 12100 self help groups, 1010 village level organisations and 34 federations. Your pivotal role in the state mission is to integrate innovations in the value chain, create models, and diversify the income/resource base of rural poor households in your respective districts,” stated M Rollan Lotha, chief operating officer (programme).
He stressed on the need to promote integrated farming systems to facilitate farm based habitations and aggregation of farmers’ produce through producer groups and producer enterprises.
Addressing the managers from 11 districts and 74 blocks at the model cluster level federation financial management training, he stressed on the need to have 74 cluster level federations in all the 74 blocks by 2023.
The induction programme was jointly facilitated by the state thematic team namely Dr. Sokishumo Kithan (farm livelihoods), Imonenla Imkong Phom (IBCB and M&E), Renvungo Murry (MIS), W Rachel Ngullie (HR), Rajusalei Lhousu (FI), Tiasenba Longchar (non farm livelihood), Atenjen Lemtur (farm livelihood), Vesuyi Tetseo and Ebibeni Humtsoe (DDU-GKY), and Sokhrie Rupreo-A (SISD).
The national resource persons were Lutfur Rahman (farm livelihood) and Bhanu Shyam Nakka (non-farm livelihood, SVEP and value chain).
Report also stated that the MCLF FM training was facilitated by IBCB team Imonenla and Selabeituo, supported by the block programme managers of NSRLM namely Nzanbemo Patton, Vitsituo, Hamlen Phom, Repise, Veluhu Vero, Yatao Konyak, Moatoshi, Tolika Sema, and Eyingbeni Ngullie as resource persons.