The project adopts a holistic approach of development with two broad focus areas:

The project operates in three states and six districts viz: Assam (Karbi Anglong and North Cachar Hills), Manipur (Ukhrul and Senapati) and Meghalaya (West Garo Hills and West Khasi Hills).

NERCORMP completed its first phase in 2008 and the second phase i.e. NERCORMP II started its operations in July 2010. The third phase plans to include two districts each in Arunachal Pradesh (Tirap and Changlang) and Manipur (Chandel and Churachandpur).

During the first phase, the project covered 860 villages, reached out to 39,161 households, and established 1012 Natural Resource Management groups (NaRM-Gs) and 3168 Self Help Groups (SHGs) covering a total of 2,35,000 people.

NERCORMP II is targeted to cover 400 villages covering a total of 20000 households and establish 2000 Self Help Groups (SHGs) and 400 Natural Resource Management groups (NaRM-G) in the existing districts of NERCORMP I.

The project has a Regional Society headquartered in Shillong, to supervise and support the district teams, who implement the project in the field.

Major project activities: