Functions and Objectives


Guiding Principles

        The poor have a strong and innate desire to come out of poverty. Social mobilization and building strong institutions of the poor are critical for unleashing the inherant capabilities of the poor. An external dedicated and sensitive support structure is required to induce the social mobilization, institution building and empowerment process.Facilitating knowledge dissemination, skill building, access to credit, access to marketing, and access to other livelihoods services underpin this upward mobility.

Values

The core values which guide all the activities under NRRM are as follows:

  • Inclusion of the poorest, and meaningful role to the poorest in all the processes.
  • Transparency and accountability of all processes and institutions.
  • Ownership and key role of the poor and their institutions in all stages–
    planning, implementation, and, monitoring.
  • Community self-reliance and self-dependence.

Objectives:

  • To alleviate the poverty of the states, especially among the disadvantaged groups;
  • To contribute to the lives of the rural poor throughout the state through empowerment and fostering strong self-managed grass root institutions and support investments for the groups of the poor;
  • To bring in convergence among various poverty reduction and empowerment programs/schemes;
  • To evolve strategies and approaches for the empowerment of the poor through social mobilization and institution building for community participation;
  • To build support and service structures for providing social and technical guidance to the poor in their overall social progress and livelihood development;
  • Establish models for participatory social and economic development of the rural poor in conformity with all these objectives and prove their relevance, sustainability and suitability of replication;
  • To facilitate knowledge and experience sharing among stakeholders including – government departments, technical institutions, relevant autonomous agencies of the government, civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations, private sectors, community based organization and research agencies;
  • To strengthen and form producer cooperatives/ groups/companies around key commodities non-farm products and services and expanding poor people’s participation in existing commodity cooperatives & producer groups/companies;
  • Support development of new ideas and innovative programs;
  • Foster collaboration between relevant departments at State and District level for poverty alleviation of disadvantaged groups in the state and partnership with civil societies, NGOs or/and any other resource agencies;
  • Provide technical and other advisory support to government and stakeholders;
  • To create an enabling and pro poor policy environment;
  • To contribute to the lives of the rural poor of the state through economic empowerment of the rural poor women and fostering strong, self managed grass root institutions;
  • To evolve strategies and approaches for the empowerment of the poor through social mobilization and institution building for community participation;
  • To build support and service structures for providing social and technical guidance to the poor in their overall social progress and livelihood development;
  • To strengthen and form producer co-operatives/collectives around key commodities, non-farm products and services and expanding people’s participation in existing commodity co-operatives and producer collectives;
  • To organize forum for show casing and supporting various innovations and experimentation with new ideas both for social service delivery and livelihoods promotion;
  • To support PRI in becoming more responsive and effective in last mile delivery of public services and entitlements of the poor;
  • To providing skill development training to rural youth for wage employment and self employment.