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Lively Tidings

Livelihoods is the staple theme in the spread of social development programmes supported by the Tata Trusts in the Northeast. In Nagaland, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh, the livelihoods thrust takes in a range of income-generation efforts, in agriculture and horticulture, animal husbandry and tourism. Implemented by the North East Initiative Development Agency (NEIDA), an associate entity of the Trusts, these efforts are frequently executed in partnership with the respective state governments and they are targeted at the disadvantaged and the underserved. In Nagaland, 14,000-plus households from 90 villages in the Kiphire, Phek and Tuensang districts are covered through different livelihood projects. In Mizoram, there are 13,000-plus households from four districts in the fold and in Arunachal Pradesh the number is 6,000-plus from three districts. NEIDA provides the backing and handholding with every programme, and this includes financial aid, production and productivity-enhancement services and market linkages.

D Tlangmawii of Keitum village in Mizoram’s Serchhip district with her brood of pigs.
D Tlangmawii of Keitum village in Mizoram’s Serchhip district with her brood of pigs
M Vizo, seen here with his family, is among the beneficiaries of NEIDA’s comprehensive livelihoods project in Nagaland
M Vizo, seen here with his family, is among the beneficiaries of NEIDA’s comprehensive livelihoods project in Nagaland
A farmer family with their paddy crop in Longtang village in Tuensang district of Nagaland. The livelihoods initiative has in its fold agriculture, horticulture, piggeries, forest produce and tourism
A farmer family with their paddy crop in Longtang village in Tuensang district of Nagaland. The livelihoods initiative has in its fold agriculture, horticulture, piggeries, forest produce and tourism
Homestay owner M Sotuno is part of NEIDA’s comprehensive livelihoods project in Nagaland, which seeks to build an enabling institutional framework for the scaling up of promising ventures
Homestay owner M Sotuno is part of NEIDA’s comprehensive livelihoods project in Nagaland, which seeks to build an enabling institutional framework for the scaling up of promising ventures
Farmers get field training in Tsupfume village in Nagaland’s Phek district
Farmers get field training in Tsupfume village in Nagaland’s Phek district
Women farmers with their harvest of potatoes in Maksha village in Tuensang district of Nagaland
Women farmers with their harvest of potatoes in Maksha village in Tuensang district of Nagaland
M Lalzemawia, a cabbage farmer from Zawlpui in the Serchhip district of Mizoram, joined NEIDA’s livelihoods initiative in 2018 and things have got better for him
M Lalzemawia, a cabbage farmer from Zawlpui in the Serchhip district of Mizoram, joined NEIDA’s livelihoods initiative in 2018 and things have got better for him
G Pangzauvi of the Chhingchhip Bungmual village cluster, also in Serchhip in Mizoram, stands next to her mango tree
G Pangzauvi of the Chhingchhip Bungmual village cluster, also in Serchhip in Mizoram, stands next to her mango tree
P Zoramthangi, a livestock farmer, is one of the beneficiaries of the livelihoods effort in Mizoram
P Zoramthangi, a livestock farmer, is one of the beneficiaries of the livelihoods effort in Mizoram
C Thangluia, an orange farmer, is among the 13000-plus beneficiaries of NEIDA’s efforts in the state
C Thangluia, an orange farmer, is among the 13000-plus beneficiaries of NEIDA’s efforts in the state
M Chhandama grows oranges in NEIDA’s livelihoods project in Mizoram
M Chhandama grows oranges in NEIDA’s livelihoods project in Mizoram
N Lalvenhimi is now growing papayas and bananas with help from NEIDA
N Lalvenhimi is now growing papayas and bananas with help from NEIDA
An awareness campaign in Kiyit Village in Arunachal Pradesh’s East Siang district
An awareness campaign in Kiyit Village in Arunachal Pradesh’s East Siang district
Villagers from Upper Jumi in the Papum Pare district of Arunachal Pradesh at a livelihoods training programme
Villagers from Upper Jumi in the Papum Pare district of Arunachal Pradesh at a livelihoods training programme
Women farmers at an orange cultivation demonstration in Kakoi village, in Papum Pare district
Women farmers at an orange cultivation demonstration in Kakoi village, in Papum Pare district