Natural Resource Management

In order to propagate the idea of natural resource management and sustainable development among the students and villagers, the DBDU, WKH District organised the following programmes during the month of June, 2013 with participation from Line Departments as indicated below.

World Environment Day at Mawphanlur

Celebration of World Environment Day on the 5th June, 2013 at Mawphanlur Village under Mawthadraishan C & RD Block embarked with a programme which included a Workshop on Natural Resource Management followed by tree plantation and release of fish seeds into the natural ponds occurring at the Village to improve the livelihood of the residents.

Project Proposals

DBDU, WKHD has proposed the following projects to MBDA for approval to provide multiple livelihood opportunities for the people:-

  • Climate Change Adaptation Programme under Markasa Cluster under Mawthadraishan C & RD Blocks
  • Community Based Bio Diversity Conservation at Mawshynrut C & RD Block
  • Mawthadraishan Watershed Managment at Mawthadraishan C & RD Block
  • Wahkhawai Watershed Managment at Mairang C & RD Block
  • Nohtwen Watershed Managment at Mawkyrwat C & RD Block
  • Mawteimei Watershed Managment at Mawkyrwat C & RD Block

Programs on Sustainable Development

The EFC Mairang organised a workshop on sustainable development on 13th and 14th June, 2013 at Nongkrem Village and Pyrda Village respectively. Issues arising out of traditional cultivation practices such as broomgrass cultivation and the need to preserve and protect the flora and fauna of the region was addressed. Deliberations on unsustainable farming practices was made with participation from Lined Depatment Officers, students and the villagers. The end result was that the students and the village accepted the clarifications and directions given to them by the Resource Persons to protect and preserve the environments

Other Awareness Programs

The EFCs at Mairang, Mawthadraishan, Nongstoin and Mawshynrut Blocks are conducting awareness programmes from time to time in rural villages in order to spread the awareness amongst the villagers. Registration and enrolment of partners are also carried out during such awareness programmes.

Collaborative Projects with NECTAR

The BDU has also proposed the following sites alongwith detailed estimates for collaborative projects with North Eastern Centre for Technology Application and Reach (NECTAR) under Integrated Basin Development and Livelihood Promotion Programme (IBDLIP):

# Particulars Proposed sites
1 Two proposed sites for development of SMRs Umdang village under Mawshynrut C & RD Blockh
Mawphanlur Village under Mawthadraishan C & RD Block
2 Proposed sites for promoting drip-irrigation with bamboo-based technology to upscale the traditional drip irrigation system in the district Langdongdai
Umsohpieng; both under Mawshynrut C & RD Block
3 Proposed jhum sites for providing irrigation system in jhum lands Nongthrynang (Wahlyngdoh) under Nongstoin Block
Porla under Mawshynrut C & RD Block
4 Proposed sites for adoption of technology to restore water quality in coal mining areas Riangdim
Riangmaw, both under Mawshynrut C & RD Block
5 Two Proposed sites for development of micro hydel projects Nongkhnum
Nongkaniang, both under under Nongstoin C & RD Block
6 Site Plan for construction of Green Buildings at the EFC Detailed Site plan and Estimates for construction of Green Building at the EFC under Mairang C & RD Block.

Basin Village Volunteers

The first batch of the village level ambassadors known as the Basin Village Volunteers (BVV) were selected, announced and introduced at a workshop held on 23rd July 2013 at Laitkseh. The volunteers will provide awareness, mobilisation and follow-up with the partners at the village level. The number of volunteers block-wise is indicated below:

# Block No. of Volunteers
1 Mairang 9
2 Mawthadraishan 11
3 Nongstoin 12
4 Mawshynrut 13
5 Total 45

In order to equipped these volunteers with the knowledge about IBDLIP and the ability to interact with the partners, a one day Workshop was conducted on the 30th August 2013 at Nongstoin. At the workshop, presentations were made on IBDLIP, its implementation process, the types of interventions and the manner of providing such interventions. Emphasis was made upon their roles as the instruments of effective delivery of the objectives of IBDLIP and ability to improve the livelihood of their villagers. A brainstorming session was also conducted with inputs from the Nodal Officer, ERPs and BVVs

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