Under the scheme which is assisted by Norwegian Agency for International Development (NORAD) projects of skill development and training of achieving self-reliance through income generation for women are supported. These projects of training for income generation are in the non-traditional trades and are funded by the Department of Women and Child Development. The State Level Empowerment Committee for NORAD was constituted and a number of NGO’s were recommended to Govt. of India for sanction under the scheme. Viz; St. Xavier of Christ Jesus West Garo Hills and Salesian Sisters of Northern India Auxilium Convent Nongthymmai, Seng Kynjoh Shaphrang Ki Kynthei Kyndong Tuber, Jaintia Hills, Okkapara Mahila Samity, West Garo Hills, Garobadha Women Society, FNA Outreach for underprivileged Women and Children (OUWC), Golflink Belfonte and WISE Social Service Centre, St. Mary’s Convent, Laitumkhrah. During 2009-10 two more organisations received grants-in-aid under NORAD Scheme i.e. 1) Bakdil P.O. Lower Chandmary, Tura and (2) Women’s Economic Development (WEDs) Modaltilla Hawakhana, Tura.