Wednesday, 1 July 2015


Tachhip is one of the FARM project villages under Zoram Entu Pawl (ZEP) in Aizawl. The farmer’s club members got the information about the Farmer’s Card that is available in the department of horticulture. The farmers discussed in the farmer’s club meeting on 13th August 2014 and few of the farmers club leaders went to the department to enquire about the farmer’s card and the necessary documents required for the same. At the beginning 30 farmers applied and all the 30 farmers got their farmer’s card on 18th August. Latter on another 24 farmers applied and 17 farmers got the farmer’s card. Other 7 farmers’ applications were rejected due to land pass. However, 47 farmers in Tacheep village have received the farmer’s cards.

Lalsangzuala interacting with Caritas India Official
Through this farmer’s card, the farmers can avail the agricultural materials such seeds, water pipes, machinery tools, etc. from the department of horticultural, Govt of Mizoram. 30 farmers have received seeds and 3 farmers have received water pipes for the irrigation purpose through the farmer card from the department.  Almost all the 47 farmers are making use of the farmer card to upgrade their farms. "Before, we didn't know about any schemes available with the government. We just do our work in our field with our limited resources. But now, I am very happy that through the farmer’s card I have receive different varieties of vegetable seeds and also I got water pipes at a lower cost from the department of horticulture. And this year I didn't face any water problems for my farm." said, Mr. Lalsangzuala Ngente, farmer’s club president, Tachhip village.

The farmer club members are also trying to help those 7 farmers whose cards were rejected due to land pass documents. They are also trying to make farmer card for all the farmer’s club members in the village. 

Lalsangzuala narrating the story in presence of Caritas India Official

Contributed by: Samuel Zothanluanga,ZEP, Aizawl, Mizoram
Edited  by: S.L. Peter, Caritas India, Guwahati

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