The Community-led Landscape Management Project (CLLMP) is a World Bank supported project of the state of Meghalaya which aims to strengthen and manage community-led natural resources through a landscape approach. CLLMP was officially launched by Shri. Conrad K. Sangma, the Honourable Chief Minister of Meghalaya on the 8th of May, 2018 during an event held at the Yojana Bhavan in the Secretariat, Shillong. CLLMP is a Community Driven Development (CDD) project and hence, the key activities under the project will be chosen and implemented by the community. The government will only facilitate the process of implementation.
CLLMP focuses on increasing the capacities of communities and traditional institutions (TI) to manage their natural resources such as soil, springs and other water sources, forests and bio-diversity, etc. The Project is planned and implemented in about 400 villages using a decentralized and participatory approach, with financial autonomy to the Village Council (Dorbar, Nokma, Doloi) and the Village Natural Resources Management Committee (VNRMC). There is a strong focus on institution-building at the village-level, by ensuring systematic capacity building on technical and social skill-sets (prior to CNRM planning), including resource mapping and data collection, land use planning, project design and monitoring.
The Project also extends such training to communities beyond the targeted project villages and support efforts made by them to access funding from various rural and natural resource initiatives and schemes. The Project invests in improving the process and outcome delivery, by developing and adhering to effective systems and processes, supported by information technology. These include financial management, procurement management, citizens’ engagement, grievance redressal and monitoring and evaluation through social audits at the community level.
The Project will benefit all villages/communities in the state by providing some members from each community with the opportunity to develop skills and capacities relating to technical, fiduciary and managerial areas, such as community-led project management, fiduciary skills, natural resource management, conflict resolution, etc.
Traditional institutions such as village councils and traditional leaders, community-based organizations working on natural resource management issues, women and youth groups, SHGs etc. will also benefit. The benefit will accrue from capacity-building, knowledge-sharing, promotion of innovative approaches and activities in NRM, access to technology for decision making and technical, managerial and financial support for preparation and implementation of Community Natural Resource Management (CNRM) plans.
The partnering beneficiaries of the Project are village communities (the estimated number is not less than 100,000, of which fifty percent are women) in the targeted landscapes that depend on land, forests, water and agroforestry for their livelihood.
The Project aims to ensure increased availability of water, biological resource and soil productivity which will impact around 55500 ha. of land in 400 selected villages under different activities.
CLLMP AT A GLANCE
PROJECT PERIOD 2018 to 2023
To develop skills and capacities relating to community-led project management, fiduciary skills, natural resource management and conflict resolution.
To strengthen community – led landscape management in landscapes in the state of Meghalaya.
Sustainable Management of Natural Resource for Economic Growth
To manage and conserve the natural resources, especially forests, soil and water sources, in a manner that supports the financial and physical well-being of communities in the state.
To develop and institutionalize a model for government support to community-led management of natural resources, that can be replicated in other parts of India.
Strengthening Knowledge and Capacity for NRM
USD 18.615 million (Rs. 129.62 Cr)
31% of total project budget
Community Led Landscape Planning and Implementation
USD 30.959 million (Rs. 215.58 Cr)
51.6% of total project budget
Budget (USD in Millions)
Strengthening Knowledge and Capacity for Sustainable NRM
6,800 villages across the state
Project Governance and Management
Project Management Units at State, District and Block Levels.
All blocks are covered under CLLMP
KEY Project INDICATORS
Mining affected area treatment
Benefited Area (ha.) : 600
Average area per village
Benefited Area (ha.) : 78.78
Physical Achievements as of July 2020
*EJH – East Jaintia Hills, EKH – East Khasi Hills, NGH – North Garo Hills, RB – Ri-Bhoi, SGH – South Garo Hills, SWKH – South West Khasi Hills, WGH – West Garo Hills