District:- East Jaintia Hills

Introduction

Village Profile

 

 

 

 

Activities
  1. Ground Truthing

   Dated: 15th October, 2018

On the 15th of October, 2018, the District Project Management Unit (DPMU) team of East Jaintia Hills District visited Tluh village for a ground truthing exercise. They met with  a few village elders who shared information regarding the state of the village. This village was recommended by the BDO of Saipung Block.

CASE FINDINGS

  1. There are 170 HHs
  2. The springs which the village community mostly depend on are located in the outskirts of the village
  3. The stream which flows through the village has turned acidic due to coal mining seepage
  4. There are two community forest
  5. As coal mining activities has been banned in the village, the people have started looking for other means such as agriculture, business and govt. services to earn a livelihood
  6. Training on solid waste management is needed

 

2. Sensitization Programme

Dated: 14th December, 2018

The sensitization programme at Tluh village took place on the 14th December 2018 at the Church ground. A total of 128 participants attended the programme. Shri W. Shylla, ADPM, gave a brief introduction about Community Led Landscape Management Project. He spoke about the issues and problems faced by the farmers and villages in regards to water scarcity and water quality in Meghalaya, in spite it being the state which receives the highest amount of rainfall in a year.  He also expressed the concern of how other natural resources such as air, soil, etc. have been affected at a very large scale. Therefore, he requested and encouraged the local community to work towards sustaining the environment in order for the survival of the future generations. He explained the different components of the Project which will help the community in understanding and managing the different landscapes in the village.

Shri. W. Shylla also highlighted the approach and steps by which the community  will have to follow once the project is accepted. The first step is signing of the Citizen’s Green Charter followed by the formation of Village Natural Resource Management Committee (VNRMC) which will be constituted by the Village Dorbar. After that the EOI and VGA will be signed simultaneously probably during the PRA and CNRMP preparation.

The Program was followed by an interactive session to answer the doubts and questions of the villagers.

Signing of Documents: After the programme, the village headman and secretary along with two witnesses signed the EOI, VGA and Citizens Green Charter. They planned to arrange a meeting between the village leaders and the community before electing the executive members of the Village Natural Resource Management Committee (VNRMC).

 

Formation of the  VNRMC: The Formation of the Village Natural Resource Management Committee was done in a public meeting in the presence of the entire village after the sensitization program was conducted. The community itself chose the President, the Secretary and the other executive members of the Committee.

Listed below are the members of the VNRMC:

S No

Name in Full

Designation

Gender M/F

1

Marpil Dkhar

Chairman

M

2

Linda Nongtdu

Secretary

F

3

Pratas Supuh

Member

M

4

Paskal Suja

Member

M

5

Probinus Pdang

Member

M

6

Meris Pdang

Member

F

7

Tasiana Kympat

Member

F

8

Elisabet Pdang

Member

F

9

Pretty Bamon

Member

F

3. Opening of Bank Account

The opening of the bank account was initiated after the village signed the EOI (Expression of Interest), the VGA (Village Grant Agreement) and the Green Charter.

 

Training on Accounts and Book Keepings: Shri. P. K. Marbaniang, DPD and Smt. Ivan Mary Marboh, Accountant of CLLMP East Jaintia Hills District trained the Purchasing and Procurement Committee of Saipung Block including members from Jarain Village on matters relating to Accounts and Book Keeping on the 7th June 2019.

4. PRA Exercise and Development of Community Natural Resource Management Plan

Dated: 09th February, 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 Tluh Village took place on 9th February 2019. A team from SPMU were also present to help the DPMU team.

Shri. W. Shylla, ADPM gave the introduction and spoke about the different activities that the participants had to take part during the exercise. Shri J. Nongpiur, Manager Environment Management SPMU, spoke in brief about the CNRM plan and the different types of intervention related to natural resource management. A group of participants interacted and helped him collect data based on the environmental template. With the help of this group, he was also able to identify the different sites of intervention. Shri E. Syih, Asst. Manager Social Management, gathered the remaining group of participants to help him gather baseline data based on the social template. The program was facilitated by the DPMU and SPMU team.

Findings based on the information gathered from the participants during the PRA/CNRMP exercise

  1. Main agricultural produce is Paddy
  2. 170 HHs depend on firewood & LPG as a source of fuel while 100 HHs depend on charcoal
  3. Drinking water is limited over a period of 3 to 4 months during the winter season
  4. Two types of forest ownership: Community & Private
  5. The springs which are present in the village needs to be rejuvenated
  6. Only one stream flows through the village
  7. Training on Land productivity & solid waste management is necessary for the village community
  8. No disputes/constrains encountered within the village community or with any neighbouring villages
  9. Women are involved in decision making at various platforms

Priority Interventions required based on the PRA Exercise

  1. Rejuvenation of springs through activities such as afforestation and contour trenches
  2. A water body which turned acidic due to coal mine seepage have been selected for treatment using the open lime channel
  3. A dug out pond to collect rain water
  4. Afforestation, bio-fencing and fire line control in the community forest
  5. Community nursery for endemic and fruit trees

 Submission of the Community Natural Resource Management Plan for 1st Phase

Proposed Intervention

Name of the site

Land Ownership

No of HH expected to benefit

Priority

Spring rejuvenation

Skong

 

Community

170

Medium

Afforestation/Agroforestry

Shymit

Community

170

Medium

Soil and Water conservation

Shyrmit

Community

170

Medium

Cost effective filter

Skong

 

Community

170

Medium

5. Training

Training on Springshed Rejuvenation and Spring inventory

This training was conducted in Jarain (Sutnga) village on the  4th December 2019 for the members of the VNRMCs and VCFs which fall under Saipung C&RD Block, EJHD. Smt. W. Pyrbot, Manager Water Resources SPMU along with the DPMU team facilitated the training. The training aims to enhance the participants on management and treatment of springs.

Training on Social Safeguard:

The training on Social Safeguard for the members of VNRMCs and VCFs which fall under Saipung C&RD Block, EJHD was conducted in Latyrke community hall on 29th November 2019. The participants were sensitized on social and environmental safeguard policies related to CLLMP. This is necessary in order to prevent and mitigate undue harm to the village communities once the project is implemented. Smt. P. Thangkhiew (Manager SM) along with the DPMU team facilitated the program.

6. Project Implementation

Type of Intervention

Name of the site

GPS Coordinates

Amount Sanctioned

Status

Community Nursery with Bio-fencing

Lum Jingtep Skong

25.347556*E

92.454255*E

Rs. 179,560

Completed

No. of saplings: 10000

Type of Tree Species: Endemic, Fruit Trees and Citronella

Type of Intervention

Name of the site

GPS Coordinates

Amount Sanctioned

Status

Contour Trenches

Skong

25.347225° N

92.454579° E

₹  74,280.0

Completed

Fund Status

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