Mizoram signs MoU with JICA for promoting Sustainable Agriculture

Mizoram government and Japanese International Cooperative Agency (JICA) have signed an MoU on ‘Capacity Enhancement for Sustainable Agriculture and Irrigation Development’.

  • The MoU will pave way for experts of the Japanese company to undertake technical cooperation project on the company’s expense in four rural development blocks in Aizawl, Serchhip, Kolasib and Champhai districts.
  • Under it training programmes would be conducted in Japan both for farmers and officials from Mizoram for three times.
  • The project will be undertaken based on the development study conducted by JICA during 2013 and 2015.
  • Based on this study, it had formulated a master plan covering 20 years and the technical cooperation project would commence from October 2016 till September 2021.

Did You Know?

The word “Mizoram” can be broken into three parts as follows,

  • “mi” means“People”,
  • “zo” means“Hill” and
  • “ram” means“Country”.

Thus, Mizoram stands for “Country of the people of Hilly regions”.

Its capital city is Aizawl. Aizawl is famous for scenic beauty and high quality fresh fruits. Aizawl is a major tourist destination.

Mizoram is famous for Jhum Cultivation. Their daily life revolved around agricultural activities.

The Mizos came under the influence of the British Missionaries in the 19th century. Now most of the Mizos are Christians.

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