Meghalaya State Rural Livelihoods Society
As per the guidelines of NRLM, the Government of Meghalaya has formed a state society in the name – Meghalaya State Rural Livelihoods Society (MSRLS). The society is registered under the Meghalaya Society Registration Act XII of 1983 and was designated as the Nodal Agency for implementing NRLM in the state. The basic purpose of forming this society is to put in place a dedicated and sensitive support structure from the State level down to the sub-district level which will focus on building strong and self-managed institution of the poor at different levels. This will provide the poor a platform for collective action based on self-help and mutual cooperation, build linkages with mainstream financial institutions and Government departments to address the multi-faceted dimensions of rural poverty.
The vision of MSRLS is to emerge as the specialized agency for redressing poverty in the rural areas by focusing on the livelihoods of the poor and vulnerable and thereby empower them. To bring about convergence among all poverty reduction and empowerment programmes in the state sector as also the non-state sector.