Strengthening of knowledge and capacity of communities for improved natural resource management (NRM)

This component will be implemented in the entire State through World Bank Assistance. Continuous development, assimilation, analysis and dissemination of knowledge and skills related to landscape management is important for project implementation. This component has the following sub-components:

  1. Promotion of traditional knowledge, grass-root innovations and communication
  2. Strengthen communities through training and capacity building
  3. Promotion of landscape management principles through Catalytic Funds
  4. Research and development
  5. Monitoring, learning and reporting




Planning for Sustainable Natural Resource Management and investments in NRM activities

This component will be implemented in critical landscapes of the state. Of the 1015 villages, identified, 400 will be covered with World Bank Assistance while the remaining will be covered through convergence. This component has the following sub-components:

  1. Preparation of Community Natural Resource Management (CNRM) Plan
  2. CNRM Plan implementation
  3. CNRM Plan implementation support
















Project Management and Governance – Institutional Structure

Though this component the project will establish a governance and management structure for the project at State, District, Block and village level. The implementation arrangements will also cover the details regarding financial management, disbursement and procurement.


State Level

The overall management and coordination will be the responsibility of the Meghalaya Basin Management Agency (MBMA), an existing Section 8 Company under Companies Act, 2013 floated by Government of Meghalaya to undertake EAPs. The CLLM-project will be controlled and supervised by the Board of Directors of MBMA. The Board of Directors comprises of the Chief Secretary of GoM (Chairman), CEO – MBMA, Retd IAS, Dy CEO – MBMA, Principal Secretary Finance.


State Project Management Unit (SPMU)

Meghalaya Basin Management Agency (MBMA) is the nodal agency for management and implementation of the project activities.


District Project Management Unit (DPMU)

The DPMU is headed by the Deputy Commissioner of the respective District with day-to-day administration being carried out by District Project Managers (DPMs) and support staff.


Village level

Since the project is community-driven, village is considered the primary unit of planning and implementation of CLLM-Project. VNRMC will comprise of one male and one female member of each house hold. They will appoint an executive committee to undertake day-today operation and this executive committee members may be elected from Self Help Groups, Women Groups, Youth etc.. One person from the line department will be available from the Block to facilitate the activities. The number of members in Executive Committee will be 5-7 persons. The VNRMC will be overall responsible for preparation and implementation of plans and management of project fund, procurement and supervising, etc.