ASRLMS is implementing Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRI) - Community Based Organisation (CBO) Convergence Pilot Project in two selected blocks namely Bajiagaon Development Block in Nagaon District and Lahorighat Development Block in Morigaon district from 2014 with the help of National Resource Organization, Kudumbashree, Kerala. The project is for a period of three years which will be upscaled to other intensive blocks in later stage. The project, till its third year has strengthen the relationship between the Panchayats and Community Based Organisation, including the Gram Sabha that marked a way forward in accessing different schemes and programs i.e. MGNREGA, RSBY, NSAP, SBA etc for enhancing livelihoods opportunities and social development. It has been successful in creating awareness and mobilization in Gram Sabhas. The project has developed Local Resource Group members and deployed in the field.
The major activities in implementing the project are CBO Strengthening, Gram Sabha Mobilization, Mobilization for MGNREGS, Participatory Assessment of Entitlements (PAE) and its follow Up, Scheme mapping, family budgeting, PRI-VO consultative meetings, Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP), Entitlement Access Plan (EAP), Gram Panchayat Poverty Reduction Plan.
Activities of Participatory Assessment of Entitlements (PAE) has been conducted in SHG level and consolidated in Village organization to put forwards their demands in priority basis in the Gram Sabha. So far the project has positively influenced the implementation of various schemes and programmes of both central and state Governments.
PRI-CBO Convergence Pilot Project has been upscaled to 4 more blocks, amongst sixty three (63) intensive blocks under Annual Action Plan of this FY 2016-17.