NRLM-MGNREGS-CFT Convergence Project

CFTCLUSTER FACILITATION TEAM-MGNREGA CONVERGANCE PROJECT

Main intervention components:

Community based Participatory Planning, Facilitation of MGNREGA, Natural Resource Management, Awareness and handholding for convergence

 Outputs:

Trained Community for MGNREGA planning and execution, Strengthened Community based Institutions and Panchayats

 Coverage Locations:

Four tribal populated blocks of Ranchi, Latehar, and Simdega districts of Jharkhand

Project Title NRLM-MGNREGS-CFT Convergence Project
Brief Background This project is part of initiative taken by MoRD to strengthen the implementation of MGNREGA by deploying Cluster Facilitation Team in some selected backwords of the country. SPWD is operational in four blocks of Latehar, Ranchi and Simdega districts of Jharkhand in this effort. The tasks undertaken in this process are

·         Community Mobilisation and Demand Generation

·         Planning for MGNREGA activities in participatory approach

·         Handholding the implementation of sanction plans, measurement and MIS maintenance

·         Support in Monitoring and supervision through access actual reports and updating it to the Government on regular basis

Broad objectives The objective of this partnership is to strengthen the implementation of the MGNREGS programme by the Government of Jharkhand through active engagement of Partner to play critical facilitation and capacity building roles at the grassroots-strategically mobilizing CBOs (SHG Collectives) and Gram Panchayats, by employing a team of staff under the CFT project.
Specific Objective Strengthen the MGNREGA planning and implementation processes through regular handholding support to community and government by deploying the Cluster Facilitation team in the four blocks namely Manika and Barwadih in Latehar district, Bero in Ranchi district and Thethaitangar in Simdega district of Jharkhand.
Date of Start and duration including funding provisions 1st August 2014 to 30th October 2017  (Three years) , The first year extension was for additional three months

Funding Provisions for 3 years – Rs. 3.36 crore

Funding Agency Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) through Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society (JSLPS)
Brief Progress Till January 2016, the project is operational in all four blocks through two partners namely AISD and MAA. The Cluster Facilitation team has done its scheduled activities in 36 panchayats covering 180 villages in total. The 1st phase of MGNREGA plan was submitted for 12 panchayats in October 2015 after approval of Gram Sabha. In 2nd year additional 12 panchayats are added for preparatory work. Since January 16 the whole team is engaged in State run YOJNA BANAO ABHIYAN (YBA). By the end of February the plans of all 48 panchayats from four blocks will be approved by Gram Sabha.