Recent Developments at our office. 

Some of SHGs facilitated by us have been graded by the State Bank of India (SBI). This would help the members from these SHGs undertake activities that enhance their livelihood in a manner that takes into account sustainable usage of available natural resources. 

Table A : Brings out the details pertaining to the exercise. 

Date : 24th March 2007. 

Venue : Samrakshan Trust - Meghalaya field office. 

Time : 10.00 am to 3.30 pm. 

Facilitators :

1. State Bank of India - Baghmara. 
2. Baghmara Community Development Block - Baghmara.
3. District Rural Development Agency - South Garo Hills. 

Participants :

Number of SHGs represented    :   9 
Number of akings represented   :  3 
Number of members attended   : 65 

We undertook 'exposure visit' for the people from Rewak aking within Rongara Community Development Block. The visit was undertaken to enhance the understanding of the people regarding the Self Help Groups' concept and the benefits arising there from. 

Table B : Brings out the details pertaining to the visit. 

Date :  3rd to 5th April 2007. 

Places visited :

Jengjal, Tapra Alda and Chandigre villages in West Garo Hills. 

Partner Organization :

North Eastern Region Community Resource Management Project (NERCRMP). 

Number of SHGs participated       :   9 
Number of members participated  :  46 
Number of Nokmas participated    :  2 

Activities undertaken during the visit :

1. Interactions with members of mature Self Help Groups and members of SHGs' Federation. 
2. Field Visits. 
    a. Homestead gardens. 
    b. Processing units (juice extraction, etc). 
    c. Non farm income enhancement (grocery unit, etc). 
    d. Pre primary and primary schools managed by federation. 

We are now formally associated with MRDS as their partners for the Rongara block.