District:- West Garo Hills
Chandapara is situated 7 km away from the sub-district headquarter Dalu and 52 km away from the district headquarter, Tura. Public transport facilities such as buses and mini-vans are available at specific timings everyday and are the main mode of transportation for the community.
The village is still highly dependent on fire woods for cooking. Some of the main issues faced by the community are, the lack of educational institutes, no proper supply of safe drinking water, lack of roads connectivity, absent of hospitals and electricity.
- Ground Truthing
Dated: 11th December 2018
The District Project Management Unit (DPMU) of West Garo Hills District met with the VEC secretary and a few village elders of Chandapara village, on the 11th of December, 2018.
- The village has 124 HH.
- There is no proper access to safe drinking water. Their sources of drinking water are streams, wells etc.
- Transportation facilities: Bus and Mini-vans available during specific timings
- Banking Facilities: The nearest bank is 7 KM away
- Lack of proper health care facility
- Lack of proper facilities for irrigation
2. Sensitization Programme
Dated : 11th December 2019
The sensitization programme took place on the 11th of December, 2018. It saw an attendance of 43 participants comprising of village headman, VEC secretary, village elders, women groups and youth.
During the programme, the DPMU team provided the overview of CLLMP as a project that aims to restore degraded landscape in the state of Meghalaya. Community members were informed that the project is supported by the Government of Meghalaya and World Bank and that it is being implemented by Meghalaya Basin Development Authority. The objectives and functions of the project were explained in details along with the procedures of forming a Village Natural Resource Management committee (VNRMC).
It was followed by an open discussion, in which many queries were raised by the community members. After responding to all the queries, the DPMU team initiated a discussion on the formation of a VNRMC and the selection of village facilitators.
3. PRA Exercise
Dated : 01st March 2019
The PRA exercise aims to incorporate the knowledge and opinions of the community in the planning and management of development projects and programmes. PRA exercise at Chandapara village took place on the 1st of March 2019. Community members including the village headman, VNRMC members, Village facilitators and women from Self Help Groups participated and contributed their time and knowledge to this exercise.
- Development of the Community Natural Resource Management Plan (CNRMP)
Dated : 01st March 2019
The Community Natural Resource Management Plan was prepared on the 1st of March, 2019 on the same day after conducting the PRA exercise. The headman, VNRMC members, women and youth from the village were present to voice their problems and opinion while preparing the Community Natural Resource Management Plan.
PROPOSE INTERVENTION SUBMITTED DURING CNRM PLAN PREPARATION:
Priority 1 & 2 :- Afforestation/Community Nursery at Adu Gittim & Bogai riverside
Priority 3 & 4 :- Spring chamber at Sombalin Chiga , Digrang Chimik, Jongsin Gittim
Priority 5:- Dug out pond at Jongsin Gittim
5. Proposed Intervention Sites
6. Project Implementation