Initiatives

  • Megha-lamp: road construction at kyrphei village, mawsynram


    As part of improving access to markets for producers in the state, under the Meghalaya Livelihoods and Access to Markets Project (Megha-LAMP), a 1km road was constructed at Kyrphei village, under Mawsynram C&RD Block to link the farmlands to existing roads. This is expected to ease transportation of farm produce to nearby markets

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  • Market conclave 2017: a confluence of business service providers


    A Marketing Conclave of business service providers was organized by the Meghalaya Basin Management Agency, under the Meghalaya Livelihood and Access to Markets Project (Megha-LAMP), at the RRTC (Rural Resource & Training Centre) Umran on the 2nd of September, 2017.

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  • Marketing conclave for garo hills farmers and entrepreneurs held at ampati


    A large number of farmers and entrepreneurs from all over Garo Hills gathered on the 21st of September, 2017 at the ‘Marketing Conclave’ held at Ampati Multi Facility Centre, South West Garo Hills. The Conclave, an initiative of the Meghalaya Basin Management Agency (MBMA) and organized by the Basin Development Unit (BDU)

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  • Community dialogue on market issues at khliehriat, east jaintia hills


    On the 24th of October, 2017, MBDA conducted a Community Dialogue at Khliehriat, East Jaintia Hills District, , as part of the Meghalaya Livelihood and Access to Markets Project (Megha-LAMP), to discuss key market issues faced by market stakeholders and the way forward to address these issues.

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  • Community dialogue on market issues at balat, south west khasi hills


    As part of the effort to identify key issues and challenges faced by stakeholders Balat market, in South West Khasi Hills, a Community Dialogue was held at the Office of the Syiem of Hima Maharram, Balat, on the 6th of October, 2017, as part of the Meghalaya Livelihood

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  • Community dialogue at Moosakhia village, Amlarem


    Community dialogue at Moosakhia village, Amlarem

    For effective lesson-learning from all the initiatives that are carried out under the IBDLP Programme and the statewide projects under it such as Megha-LAMP, it is essential to ensure knowledge transfer and communication between community partners on the one hand, and government representatives and IBDLP personnel on the other.

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  • Community dialogue at Mawkaphan village, Mawsynram


    Community dialogue at Mawkaphan village, Mawsynram

    For effective lesson-learning from all the initiatives that are carried out under the IBDLP Programme and the statewide projects under it such as Megha-LAMP, it is essential to ensure knowledge transfer and communication between community partners on the one hand, and government representatives and IBDLP personnel on the other. “Lesson learning” - a key Knowledge Management activity

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  • Community plantation of Kessaru & Payam trees, Ri bhoi


    Community plantation of Kessaru & Payam trees, Ri bhoi

    The Community Plantation of Kessaru & Payam Trees was facilitated by BDU under Catalytic Development Programme (CDP) scheme of Sericulture Department in convergence with NREGS, and was conducted at Birsiek Village in September 2015. Birsiek village falls

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  • Innovations at the at the district : pongamia plantation, west khasi hills


    Innovations at the district : pongamia plantation

    Pongamia is a Bio Fuel plant known for oil production. Additionally the husk of the seeds can also be used for domestic fuel and charcoal, and the oil cake can be used as fertilizer. Hulls produced from the seeds can also be used toward manufacturing briquettes. As part of the first phase of the Meghalaya State Rural Livelihood Society (MSRLS) funded Pongamia project implemented

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  • Integrated Village Development Plan (IVDP)


    Integrated Village Development Plan (IVDP)

    Under IBDLP, MINR has undertaken extensive mapping of the state of Meghalaya, primarily under the Integrated Village Development Plan (IVDP). The IVDP initiative is an attempt toward baseline documentation of villages throughout the state of Meghalaya. This documentation covers a number of areas that require intensive participation by village community members themselves:

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  • Jalkunds, Laitnongkhseh village, east khasi hills district


    Jalkunds, Laitnongkhseh village, east khasi hills district

    Jalkunds are small water harvesting structures that act as a supplementary source of irrigation water during the dry seasons and on hill slopes where perennial water sources are not available. Communities engaging in Jhum cultivation areas are especially targeted with Jalkunds to facilitate their conversion to settled cultivation practices. Jalkund have been particularly helpful for very small

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  • Springshed initiative, wahshari, Khliehshnong village, east khasi hills district


    Springshed initiative east khasi hills district

    The rains of Meghalaya are proverbial. Famous across the world as the place that gets the highest rainfall, Meghalaya’s landscape is defined by its innumerable beautiful rivers, springs, lakes, and waterfalls. Given that 'Water' and Meghalaya appear to be almost synonymous, it is remarkable to think that there could be problems of water scarcity in Meghalaya, or that there could be a lack of clean drinking water in some communities.

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  • A case study of the community seed bank under the LAMJINGSHAI CLF, Ri bhoi district


    A case study of the community seed bank under the LAMJINGSHAI CLF, Ri bhoi district

    The seed bank under the Lamjingshai CLF in Khweng village in the Ri Bhoi district of Meghalaya is one of the more successful examples of Seed Banks and is a model seed bank for Khasi and Jaintia Hills. This CLF was started under the erstwhile Meghalaya Rural Development Society (MRDS) and is one of the leading Cluster Level Federations in the state of Meghalaya.

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  • A case study of the community seed bank under the BALGITO CLF, (North garo hills)


    A case study of the community seed bank under the BALGITO CLF (North garo hills)

    The Balgito CLF is located at Chichotcheng village in Resulbelpera Block in the North Garo Hills District. Better connected by roads than many other villages in the Garo Hills districts, the CLF is about 4km away from NH 51 and 18 km from the district headquarters at Resubelpara. The seed bank consists of 265 members from 26 SHGs, and covers six villages – Bollongpang, Nokwal A’ding, Chichotcheng, Rongtnapal, Sorapara and Chisim Apal.

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  • A case study of the community nursery under the SAHSNIANG CLF (west Jaintia hills)


    A case study of the community nursery under the SAHSNIANG CLF (west Jaintia hills)

    Sahsniang CLF (West Jaintia Hills) The Sahsniang CLF was formed in July 2011 with the facilitation of Meghalaya Livelihoods Improvement Project for the Himalayas (MLIPH). It comprises 18 SHGs with 187 members covering 1 village. The major livelihood activities of village community members includes agriculture (paddy, vegetables) livestock, horticulture (banana, orange), and also wage-based employment.

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  • A case study of the community nursery under the TEHSONGLANG CLF, Pynter (East khasi hills district)


     A case study of the community nursery under the TEHSONGLANG CLF, Pynter

    The Tehsonglang CLF was started in 2011 through the facilitation of Meghalaya Livelihoods Improvement Project for the Himalayas (MLIPH). Started under Iatehsong SHG Cluster Federation, it consists of 8 SHGs with a total of 70 members. Covering one village the CLF is well connected with an all-weather road which is 18 km from the district headquarters Pynsursla and 64 km from Shillong.

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  • A case study of the community nursery under the umsalait CLF, east Jaintia hills district


    A case study of the community nursery under the umsalait CLF

    The Umsalait CLF was started in 2011. A small-scale CLF, it consists of 4 SHGs with a total of 40 members. Most households in this area are producers of rice, ginger and turmeric. The CLF started its Community Nursery in May/ June 2015, investing Rs. 5,000 from its own CLF fund and receiving Rs. 50,000 from the Meghalaya Basin Development Authority (MBDA) under its IBDLP Community Nursery initiative.

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  • Exposure visit cum training programme for smoked fish entrepreneurs from amlarem


    Exposure visit cum training programme for smoked fish entrepreneurs from amlarem

    The Basin Development Unit of West Jaintia Hills district, organized an exposure visit cum training for Smoked Fish Entrepreneurs registered at Amlarem Enterprise Facilitation Centre (EFC) to Kakinada & Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh from 30 July to 10 August 2015. During the this exposure visit the team which comprises of the Block Development Officer as the team Leader, Fishery Officer of the Amlarem Sub-Division, Programme Associate

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  • Installation of drip irrigation


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    Drip irrigation is a form of irrigation that saves water and fertilizer by allowing water to drip slowly to the roots of many different plants, either onto the soil surface or directly onto the root zone, through a network of valves, pipes, tubing, and emitters. The Divisional Soil and Water Conservation Department of South West Khsi Hills district in convergence with Umit¬ Umsohphlang Watershed, IWMP-3, with funding from the Meghalaya Basin development Authority

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  • Ghasura park Ampati


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    One and a half kilometer away from Ampati town of South West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya, lies the Ghasura Park on the banks of the Daru river. Known for its serenity, this park has attracted tourists from different parts of the state. Based on a Japanese Zen garden, the park was name after Ghasui Bhoia, a name with significance of Bhoia “The Mighty one”, a man who took this region and its people into modern civilization

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  • Training Programme on spring protection initiatives at Rongara C & RD Block


    Training Programme on spring protection initiatives at Rongara C & RD Block

    Taking a pro-active role in educating people on the need to protect springsheds and water bodies in the area, the Basin Development Unit of South Garo hills conducted a two days training programme on spring protection initiatives at Rongara C&RD Block on the 24th to 25th August, 2016.

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  • Community Communications


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    In order to engage more deeply with community partners and entrepreneurs under Megha-LAMP, a series of community diallogues have been held across the state, with more planned over the course of the year. Additionally, 8 major publications and several newsletters have been published

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  • Thematic annual outcome Survey on EFCS


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    The survey aims to assess the efficacy of EFC services, current constraints faced by entrepreneurs, and enterprise development by registered partners. The study reveals that 22% of the partners have started a new enterprise, 13% have expanded an enterprise, and 5% have diversified from an existing enterprise. The study covered a sample of 617 registered partners and 625 control group.

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  • Roads


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    One of the key objectives under the Megha-LAMP initiative is the construction of roads to help improve accessibility of markets to the rural farmers and producers. In this regards, the Meghalaya Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation (MIDFC) conducted a Training Programme on “The Use of Plastic Cell Technology for Concrete Roads”. The training was held on 10th March, 2016

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  • Collaboration between MBDA, ICIMOD & Grassroot


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    The initiative Improving Livelihoods and Enhancing Resilience of the Rural Poor in the Hindu Kush Himalayas to Environmental and Socio-Economic Changes (AdaptHimal) is part of Regional Programme of ICIMOD on “Adaptation to Change’. It is based on the notion that mountains offer a unique context for development interventions where specific opportunities exist alongside serious challenges.

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