Union Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) officially launched the North Eastern Region Community Resource Management Project (NERCORMP) at Changlang in Arunachal Pradesh on 6 January 2014. The programme is aimed at transforming lives of the poor and marginalised tribal families of the troubled districts of Tirap, Changlang and Longding.
The project would be funded by NEC, Ministry of DoNER, for a period of six years starting from the year 2014.
Besides the three districts of Arunachal Pradesh, the project in its third phase also covers Churachandpur and Chandel districts in Manipur.
NERCORMP for Upland Areas is a livelihood and rural development project aimed to transform the lives of the poor and marginalized tribal families in the North East region.
It is a joint developmental initiative of the North Eastern Council (NEC), Ministry of DoNER and International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD).
The project adopts a holistic approach of development. It focuses on social mobilisation, organisation and capacity building to tap and realise the great latent potential of the communities by employing time tested traditional value systems and culture.
Besides, it intervenes with the economic and social activities and infrastructure with predominant thrust on income generating activities to achieve economic transformation.
NEAT– North East Agro Business Trade, is the common brand name used for marketing of products and produces of the communities under the NERCORMP project.
The project organizes NEAT FEST annually, which gives the communities to showcase their products and exchange knowledge.
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When: 6 January 2014