A project title on
Enhancing Livelihood of Mizo Women through Improved Pig Production inKolasib District
supported by Sir Ratan Tata Trust and Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust was started on 1
March, 2013 and will be ended on 29
February, 2016 and the amount of grant assistance of Rs.3,016,000/- was sanctioned for this project for the entire period of three years. The project wasapproved with Grant ID.RLC-NEI-OD-20130211and the first installment amount of Rs. 10, 00,000/-(Rupees ten lakhs only) was released on dated 4
June, 2013.Open Doors and the communities gave heartfelt thanks to Sir Ratan Tata Trust and NavajbaiRatanTata Trust for their tremendous support for livelihood improvement for the Mizo women. Thededicated Team members of North East Initiatives who are cooperative and dutiful, their guidance,support and suggestions in each and every step of the activities for the success of the project are beyond mentioned. Open Doors also gratefully acknowledged the helpful cooperation from thevillage leaders, Mizoram Rural Bank, Chanmari Branch, Aizawl, KVK, Kolasib, AH and VetyDepartment, Kolasib and NABARD, R.O., Aizawl.
Project Area and Partners:
The project has been implemented at four villages in KolasibDistrict, namely:-
Serkhan village lies under Tlangnuam Block, Kolasib District and is 26 kilometresfrom the state capital Aizawl with 167 households with 672 ST populationsout of the total population of 802. Since the beginning of the project, Open Doors is working closely with thevillage council, Mizoram Upa Pawl (Mizoram Elders Association) and MHIP (Mizo WomenAssociation) for formation of SHGs, selection of women farmers and taking steps together toachieve the project goals and objectives.
It is situated under Tlangnuam Block
Kolasib Districtconsisting of 181 householdswith total population of 822 among which 794 belong to ST population and is 30 kms awayfrom Aizawl. Open Doors team received a huge positive response and concern about thedevelopment of the project from the Village Council and MHIP
Thingdawl village, 80 kms away from Aizawl lies under Thingdawl Block,Kolasib with 688 Households consisting of 3045 ST population out of the total population of 3111. Positive response and concern of the MHIP and the Village Council is nurturing the project in a positive direction.