Industry

Implements distributed to oil palm farmers at Kamalanagar

Kamalanagar, 04 May, 2022: Oil palm farmers from around Kamalanagar town area were distributed tools and implements in a programme organized by ICAR โ€“ Indian Institute of Oil Palm Research, Pedavegi and Department of Agriculture, Mizoram at CADC Rest House Conference Hall.

Pu R. Vanlalchhuanga, Dy. Director, Agriculture Department, Mizoram Government, Dr. Ravi Chandran G., Scientist, ICAR, Dr. Somasundaram G., Scientist, ICAR and Mr. Tapas Kumar Tripathy, Mizoram State Head, Ruchi Soya attended the programme as resource persons.

The programme is first of its kind attended by scientists from ICAR โ€“ Indian Institute of Oil Palm Research, Pedavegi. Three villages from Mizoram namely Kamalanagar-II, Bungtlang South and Marpara South have been selected for this programme.

The resource persons have stated that the oil palm farmers in Mizoram have been facing problem with selling of their produce due to lack of road communication in many parts of the state which they said will be addressed at the earliest.

The farmers were encouraged to share their problems and needs so that they can be addressed.

It has been said that number of collection centres will be increased and a factory will be set up here in CADC area as the central government have launch a new Mission on Oil Palm known as the National Mission on Edible Oils โ€“ Oil Palm (NMEO-OP) with special focus on the north east region.

The farmers were distributed tools for pruning and harvesting which cost more than Rs.7000 and motorized grass cutter for weeding which costs Rs.22,000. The farmers demanded for supply of fertilizers and PVC pipes for irrigation.

The resource persons have said that in the coming days training and workshops will be arranged for the benefit of the farmers.

CADC Brick factory inaugurated

Kamalanagar, 15 November, 2021: The Brick Factory set up at Udalthana-I by Industry Department of Chakma Autonomous District Council was inaugurated today by Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, Chief Executive Member, CADC in the presence of his colleague Executive Members, MDCs, CADC officials and village council leaders of Udalthana-I and Udalthana-II. Dg. Lakkhan Chakma, EM, CADC and Dg. Onish Moy Chakma, EM, CADC graced the occasion as guest of honour.

The brick kiln constructed at an estimated cost of Rs.70,16,500/-, funded out of additional Grant-in-Aid Fund, 2019-2020 has a capacity to produce about 5 lakhs of bricks in one go per month. It has a 98 feet high chimney. Kneading of soil and casting of bricks is being done by a machine bought at a cost of about Rs.10 lakhs which has a production rate of 18 bricks per minute.

The completion of the brick kiln has been delayed by about a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma hailed the setting up of the brick factory a milestone achievement for CADC with revenue generation capacity of not less than Rs.1 crore per year beside providing opportunities for employment. While stating it as CADCโ€™s first venture in small scale industry he made a point that government job cannot address unemployment crisis but setting up industries and skilling people can.

โ€œWe have plan to supply bricks to other parts of Mizoram in the coming daysโ€, he said with euphoria.

โ€œThe bricks locally available now are of sub-standard quality and the setting up of the brick kiln is to produce quality bricks at affordable rateโ€, he said.

โ€œProblem of bad road condition within CADC can be a thing of the past with sufficient production of bricks as we will seek to address it by brick soling the road surfaceโ€.

Dg. Lakkhan Chakma, Executive Member, CADC who have had held the Industry Department till recently and during whose stint most of the works of the project were completed, while taking pride in the successful completion of the project appreciated the hard work put by all in the Industry Department especially Dg. Hriday Chakma, the District Industry Officer. However, he cautioned that more than setting up an asset what is more important is its management. He reposed hope and confidence in his colleague Dg. Onish Moy Chakma, EM who have succeeded him being in-charge of the department now.

State Public Information Officers (SPIOs)

In pursuance of the directive received from General Administration & Control Department, Government of Mizoram vide L/No. F.14011/2/2012-GAD(RTI) date Aizawl, the 25th January 2021, the Executive Committee of Chakma Autonomous District Council is pleased to appoint the following State Public Information Officers (SPIOs) in all the Department of CADC as per Section 5(1) of the RTI ACT, 2005 to provide information under the Act.

Executive Committee – Portfolios

In excercise of the powers conferred under Rule 30 of Chakma Autonomous District Council (Constitution, Conduct of Business etc.) Rules, 2020 and as amended from time to time, the portfolios among the members of the Executive Committee of the 10th Chakma Autonomous District Council are allocated as shown below with immediate effect.

National Handloom Day Observed In CADC

Kamalanagar 8 August, 2016: The 7th August declared by Sri Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India as the National Handloom Day last year at the 110th Anniversary of Swadeshi Movement was observed today by CADC at Kamalanagar. Dg. Kali Kumar Tongchangya, CEM, CADC graced the programme organised by Industry Department, CADC as its Chief Guest.

The Day was celebrated nationally on 7th August. Mizoram observed the Day on 8th a day after. This is for the first time the Day have been observed after its first announcement. The 7th day of August have been particularly appointed to mark the Swadeshi Movement which was formally proclaimed on the same day in the year 1905 in protest against the British colonial rule of India which involved boycotting of British products and the revival of domestic products and processes. Continue reading

Meeting Relating To Issues of 3 ADCs Held

Aizawl, 1 July 2016: A meeting on the direction of the Governor of Mizoram to address the myriad concerns of the three Autonomous District Councils was held at Secretariat Conference Room, New Secretariat Complex under the Chairmanship of Secretary to District Council & Minority Affairs Department, Mizoram Pu Biaktluanga. The meeting was attended by Secretary to Governor, Executive Secretaries of Lai, Mara and Chakma Autonomous District Councils, Liaison Officers of the three Councils and Officers from the District Council & Minority Affairs Department. Continue reading