Manipur, the northeastern state of India is located in the easternmost part of the country. The state is surrounded by Nagaland to the north, Mizoram to the south, and Assam to the west. Manipur is primarily an agrarian economy and is known for its breath taking scenic beauty. The state also has the highest number of skilled and semi-skilled artisans in the entire northeastern region. Hnadlooms is also the largest cottage industry in the state. According to 2011 census, the state has a population of 28.56 lakhs out of which 29.21% live in the urban areas. Its literacy rate stands at 76.94%. Manipur comprises of 9 districts, 39 blocks and 2265 Gram Panchayats. Manipur State Rural Livelilhoods Mission (MSRLM) has been working in the area of institution building and financial inclusion since 2015. The Manipur Panchayati Raj Act 1994 was passed as per the 73rd Constitutional Amendment and the state follows a two tier structure. The state can be divided into two distinct parts- the hill area and the valley area. The hill area is governed by the Manipur (Hill Areas) District Councils Act, 1971 and is outside the purview of the 73rd Amendment Act. Whereas the valley area which comprises of only 10% of the states' population comes under the provisions of panchayati raj act.
Kudumbashree NRO will be working with Manipur State Rural Livelilhoods Mission (MSRLM) for implementing the PRI-CBO convergence model in the state.