Training and capacity building is a major aspect of this component. This includes the engagement of VECs, appointment of Village Facilitators and Watershed Volunteers in specific domains such as social mobilization, book-keeping, catchment area management, project management and so forth, who are responsible for the implementation of INRM.
Integrated Natural Resource Management Key Interventions
Capacity Building and Training
Water Security Interventions
The objective of this intervention is to ensure access to domestic water and water for irrigation purposes.
Land Resource Development
The objective of this intervention is to facilitate communities to create or expand cultivable land particularly the valley bottom land with scope for irrigation facilities is being implemented in convergence with other government programmes and schemes.
Catchment Area Protection and Conservation
Under this activity, the project supports beneficiaries in establishing community nurseries for production of planting materials required for afforestation (protection and conservation)/ multi layered plantation/ agro-forestry. Afforestation and reforestation initiatives are also undertaken along with measures to conserve and protect bio-resources.
Agricultural Extension Services
Under this activity, the project supports agricultural extension services for enhancing soil fertility and productivity, agriculture production technologies, field demonstration on use of agricultural tools and farm machineries suitable for hills agriculture that would help in drudgery reduction as well as reduce the cost of production. The component also promotes household level agricultural and allied activities for leveraging into micro enterprises through the support of other components under Megha-LAMP.
Climate Resilient Agriculture
Demonstration of Climate Resilient Agriculture by establishing model villages across all three Agro-climatic zones of the state. This would enable farmers to build resilience and security of their livelihoods by leveraging on the lessons gained through these project models.
Energy Security Initiatives
The project is supporting a number of interventions that have synergy with the core components including introduction of Energy Efficient Smokeless stoves, solar lights, clean technology and others that can enhance project output and overall benefit to communities.