- Brief Overview: Manipur State Rural Livelihoods Mission
In Manipur, the program implementation of Manipur State Rural Livelihoods Mission (MSRLM) started only in the year 2015 in the four blocks namely, Sawombung and Keirao Block of Imphal East
District and Machi and Tengnoupal Block of Chandel District ( now Tengnoupal District) respectively.
The four blocks are implemented as Resource Blocks where in all the key strategies will be implemented and thereafter replicated in the other blocks of the State.
In March 2016, MSRLM entered into a tripartite MoU with Orvakal Mandai Podupu Laxmi Ikya Sangham (OMPLIS), in Andhra Pradesh and Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty (SERP) to support and strengthen its capacity by providing technical assistance in implementation of resource block strategy. Further, it also facilitates continuous flow of high quality CRP (Community Resource Persons), Facilitator cum Translator and training cum field immersion assistance from OMPLIS through SERP to MSRLM.
Building of Institutions:
One of the key components which the Mission has adopted is to organize all poor households (women) into institutions of the poor that provide them with voice, space and resources. The women are mobilized into Self Help Groups (SHGs) and then federated at different higher levels (Cluster, Block, District). MSRLM has presently mobilized more than 6169 women into forming 538 Self Help Groups (SHGs) in the four mentioned Resource Blocks. We have presently federated SHGs into 18 Village Level Federation (VLFs), which comprises of more than 10 to 20 SHGs in one VLF.
Capacity Building of the Community Institutions:
To have strong and vibrant institutions of the poor at various levels, adequate training and capacity building programmes are conducted at different periods of intervention. The Mission is focused on providing quality capacity support to the women after mobilizing into SHGs. The State team has been continuously providing series of trainings to the SHG women on Book of Accounts, Membership, VO Concept Training, Financial Literacy and Microcredit Planning etc. at the cluster and village.
MSRLM has taken up continuous effort in building good relationship with the Banks. Bankers’ sensitization through various means such as workshop, seminar, meeting, and exposure trips are conducted regularly. Recently, an exposure program of the Bankers from the four blocks was organized in Assam. With the collaboration of Banks, various Financial Literacy camps and Individual Account openings are conducted in each block.
Alongside imparting training, the SHG women are provided Revolving Funds (Rs.15000 per SHG) directly to their SHG bank account after due process of grading has been completed. As of now, the
State Mission has provided Revolving Fund to 362 SHGs amounting to Rs.29.25 lacs. Sensitization of the PRis/VC and Building Community Cadres: Through a series of Immersion program, 76 PRis and VCs (Pradhans, members and Village Chiefs) from the Resource Blocks have been exposed to our National Resource Organization (NRO) OMPUS, in Andhra Pradesh. This exposure has considerably sensitized the PRis and VCs on the mission. NRLM’s central core is to build the capacity of the community members, leaderS and -cadres. One of the key strengths of the mission is building on the women’s agency to take ownership of the program. In accordance with this objective, the mission identified Active Women from the SHGs, trained them and provided exposure to OMPUS. They are the community facilitators mobilizing the women into groups and providing follow up to the SHG members.
- Guidelines: PDF to be uploaded for each plan and program. (http://rdmanipur.gov.in/documents/IAY%20revised%20guidelines%20july%202013.pdf)
- Monthly Progress Report: Under Construction
- Office Memorandum: Under Construction
- Orders: Under Construction
- Rules: Under Construction
- Acts: Under Construction
- Sanction Orders: Under Construction
- Annual Reports: Under Construction
- MIS Link: Under Construction