ITANAGAR, Sep 24: The Arunachal State Rural Livelihoods Mission (ArSRLM) entered into a tripartite MoU with the Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty (SERP) and Orvakal Mandal Podupu Lakshmi Ikya Sangham (OMPLIS) for implementing the ‘Resource Block’ strategy in Sagalee, Yachuli, Daporijo and Basar CD blocks of the state.
The Resource Block strategy, which involves implementation of trained and experienced External Community Resource Person Rounds (E-CRP) began from the second week of August and continued for around 45 days, with four E-CRP teams from OMPLIS, Andhra Pradesh participating in the programme.
Speaking during the MoU signing, RD & PR Secretary Rinchin Tashi advised the State Mission Director of ArSRLM to work out possible ways and means to resolve logistics issues in ensuring maximum support to Block Mission Management units of ArSRLM.
He also emphasized on the need for proactive role of bankers in development of rural areas.
“Banks need to come forward as equal partners, along with other development agencies to ensure holistic development of rural areas.
RD & PR Special Secretary Nyali Ete said that the E-CRP rounds were an opportunity for mutual learning for the E-CRP teams as well as officials and community members of Arunachal Pradesh.
He also volunteered to extend all necessary support to the ArSRLM in liaisoning with the state government for timely release of fund and matters which require the intervention of the state government.
RD & PR Director, K Dulom appreciated the efforts put in by rural, poor women by responding to E-CRP teams.
MD of Arunachal Pradesh State Cooperative Apex Bank, T Thongdok and Manager of Yes Bank Ravi Roy appreciated the efforts of institution building undertaken by ArSRLM, with support from the OMPLIS.
Block Mission Managers of Basar, Yachuli and Sagalee, Mongam Basar, Binu Boje and Mie Doke also shared their experiences, while SMM (ME MIS) Sonny Patey and District Leads NabamTubin and Hillang Tasap also gave their inputs.