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ADB finance project volates indigenous peoples rights in north east india


Guwahati, 11 December 2016: Sub-regional training for engagement with Asia Development Bank for the rights of Indigenous Peoples in relation with North East State Roads Improvement Project (NESRIP) organised by Zo Indigenous Forum with the support of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP).

Land owners from Mizoram and Manipur who were affected by the NESRIP project has shared their experiences, challenges and how the implementing agencies were violating the ADB Safeguard Policy statement (SPS) 2009 were also shared.

According to the research done on Thoubal - Kassom Khullen and Thenzawl to Buraprui road financd by Asia Deveopmen Bank (ADB) under the NESRIP it was found out that there was lack of consultation and lack of adequate information, lack of meaningful consultations, consent of the indigenous peopels was not obtained for relocation, Lack of fair and just compensation and Ineffective grievance redress mechanism.

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UN Declaration pass tu Mizoram Legislative Assembly hnenah lawmthu sawi nawn


Aizawl, 8 October, 2016: Zo indigenous Forum chuan October Ni 8, 2015-a Mizoram Legislative Assembly-in, "UN Declaration on the Rights of the Indigenous Peoples" (UNDRIP) chák zawka hmalak a nih theihna atana hmalakna tur resolution-a passed kumkhat tlinna champha a lo thlen hian, Mizoram Legislative Assembly member zawng zawngte hnenah lawmthu a sawi nawn leh a ni.

Hetih lai hian he resolution tihlawhtling tura India sorkar hmalakna kan ngaichang reng a, hmalakna a muang kan tiin tihhlawhtlin thuai a nih theihna'n chak lehzuala hma la turin Mizoram sorkar leh India sorkar kan ngen a ni.

UNDRIP hian ram leilung fate dikna leh chanvo a rawn tarlang nawn leh a, ram neitu kan nih avangin - ram, leilung leh a chhunga hausakna pawh kan tã a nih thu te, kan hnam zia leh tihphung bakah, kan eizawnna te humhima vawng nung tura dikna chanvo leh sorkar mawhphurhnate tarlangin, pipu atanga thiamna bil kan neih (traditional knowledge) te pawh vawng nunga chhawm nung tura kan dikna chanvo te pawh a awm a, hmasawnna hnathawh dawn reng rengin a ram neitu biakrawna an phalna lâk hmasak (free, prior and informed consent - FPIC) chungchang pawh a ngai pawimawh hle a ni. India sorkar pawh he UNDRIP passed a nih laia  thlawptu a nih ve avangin tihhlawhtlin hi an mawhphurhna leh tihmakmawh a ni a, chuvangin a hlawhtlin theihna'n chak taka hmala turin kan ngen nawn mawlh mawlh a ni.

Mizo mipui te pawh kan dikna leh chanvo humhima chawikan a nih theihna'n UN Declaration on the Rights of the Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) zirchianga hrefiah turin kan infuih nawn leh a ni.

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Asia ram Indigenous khawmpui lian neih a ni.


Asia rama ram leilungfa inzawmkhawm pawl lian ber Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) chuan a vawi 7 an chu September 27-29, 2016 khan Chiang Mai khawpui Thailand-ah Genera Assemby an nei a, Zo Indigenous Forum aiawhin Pu C. Lalremruata, Director chu a tel, khawmpui thupui atan "Strengthening Solidarity to advance Indigenous Peoples Rights - Ram leilung fa pawl hrang hrangte dikna leh chanvo humhimna atan thawhhona thalehzual" tih hman a ni.

Kumin Assemby-ah hian member 130 ve telin pawl 5 te chu member thar atan lakluh an ni a, candidate member atan pawl pakhat lakluh a ni bawk. Tichuan tunah hian AIPP hian ram hrang hrang 14 atangin member 51 a nei ta a ni.

Assemby-ah hian Kum 2016-2020 chhung hmalakna tur "AIPP Strategy Plan 2017-2020" pawm a nih bakah policy pawimawh tak tak  - Gender Policy, Ethical Fundraising Policy leh Anti-Corruption Policy te pawm a ni bawk, heng bakah hian pawl inawpna hrang hrang te sawi a ni bawk.

Kum 2017-2020 chhung a hruaitu tur te thlan nghal an ni bawk a, Chairperson atan Mr. Kittisak  Ratanakrangjangsri, Inter Mountain Peoples Education and Culture in Thailand (IMPECT) leh Secreary General atan Mr. Gam Shimray, Naga Peoples' Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR) te thlan an ni a, Executive Council member 12 dang pawh thlanchhuah an ni. Pu C. Lalremruata, ZIF Director chu Executive Council member thlan thar zingah hian a tel ve a ni.

Hei bakah hian Indigenous Voices in Asia Network leh AIPP buatsaih 3rd Regional Media Exchange chu 1-2 October, 2016 chhung khan neih a ni bawk.
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Universal Periodic Review (UPR) ah submission thehlut


26 September 2016: United Nations (UN) hnuaia ram 13 te chu Human Rights Council (HRC)  hnuaiah an ram chhunga human rights chungchang  endik thin an ni a, hei bakah hian human rights hmasawnna atana an hmalakna leh thil tihthat te phochhuahna remchang tak a ni bawk a.

India ram pawh a vawithumna atan kum 2017 hian endik leh a ni dawn a, chuta tan chuan tlawmngai pawl ten an ngaihmawh zawng thehluhna hun UN chuan a siam a, chu chu hmang tangkaiin Zo Indigenous Forum pawhin rawtna te a thlen ve a, hei bakah hian India hmarchhaka indigenous pawl thenkhat te ne  te nen joint submission an siam bawk a, chubakah Asia rama inzawmkhawm pawl Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) nen tang tlangin pawl hrang hrang  te nen "The situation of the rights of indigenous peoples in India" kan submit bawk a ni.

He kan thu thehluh copy hi a chhiar duh an hetah hian a en theih e . ZIF hian 24 May 2012-a India chungchang an ngaihuah tum pawh khan hetiang hian thu a lo thehlut tawh bawk a ni.
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India to ratify the Paris Climate Change agreement


India to ratify the Paris Climate Change agreement on October 2, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday in a sudden announcement that will give momentum to implementation of measures at international level to control global warming.

During the Paris climate meet in December last, more than 190 nations had agreed on setting ambitious goals for capping global warming and funnelling trillions of dollars to poor countries facing climate catastrophe.

The pact will come into force after it is ratified by at least 55 countries that account for 55 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions.

By ratifying now, India gets a seat at the 55/55 conference - when 55 countries with 55% emissions ratify the agreement, the countries set up a conference that is to change rules of the game. This is different from earlier days when India has been late to the party, then spent years trying to gain entry.

Its an indicator on how India wants to present itself as a responsible global power, India  has announced it will review the Indus Waters Treaty therefore Paris climate change agreement is important in this regard.

While Western countries, including the US, had been supporting an early ratification of the pact, India had been seeking more time to complete its national processes as it fears that any hasty decision may impact its developmental projects.
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National Conference on impact of climate change on biodiversity neih a ni


Aizawl, 22 September: Department of Zoology, Mizoram University chuan Zoological Society of India, Gaya (Eastern Zonal Chapter) thawhpuina in “Impact of Climate Change on Bio-Diversity: Applications of Recent Technologies for Conservation of Threatened Species” tih thupui hmanga ni thum (22th – 24th September, 2016 chhung) awh tur National Conference buatsaih  vawiin khan MZU Auditorium a neihah neih tan a ni.

Khuallian chuan tunlai sik leh sa inthlak avangin kan nitin nunah harsatna a tam tial tial a, khawvelin a buaipui mek a ni a; hemi chungchang ngaihven a, harsatna kan neih te leh nungcha zinga chimral hlauhawm zual awmte hum tura tunlai thiamna hman tangkai theih dan ngaihtuah ho tura ram pum huap conference buatsaih a ni chu lawmawm a tih thu sawiin, rah tha leh tangkai tak a chhuah ngei a beisei thu a sawi a. Minister chuan mihring te hi changkanna leh hmasawnna kan um lutuk na kawngah khawvel kan chenna ti nuamtu ramngaw leh nungchate hmakhua dawn lek lovin kan che thin a, a tawp ah a tuartu bawk kan nih leh tho thin avangin “environment” ngaihsakna leh humhalh duhna thinlung hi kan intuh zel a pawimawh a ni, a ti a. Hmasawnna chu a nung mek te tan nawmsakna thlen mahse kan tu leh fa te tan harsatna leh tawrhna thlen tur thil a nih ngai chuan hmasawnna tluangtling a ni thei lo a ni, a ti. tiin khuallian in thu a sawi.

Conference hawnna inkhawmah hian Prof. G. Gurusubramanian, Chairman of Conference chuan inlawmna hun a hmang a, Prof. B.N.Pandey, Working President, ZSI leh Prof. P.N. Pandey, President, ZSI leh Mizoram University Vice Chancellor ten thu sawina hun an hmang tel a. Zoological Survey of India Director Dr. Kailash Chandra hnen atangin ZSI hmalakna ngaihtlak a ni a. Professor G.S. Solanki, Dean of Life Sciences leh Conference Organizing Secretary ni bawk chuan lawmthu sawiin hun a khar a ni.

Zoological Survey of India chuan Minister Dr. BD Chakma “Fellow” nihna a hlan bakah member thawhhlawk te hnena chawimawina a hlan thin chu vawiin hian Professor G.S. Solanki, Dean of Life Sciences, MZU leh Dr O.P. Singh, Management Director, Zo Fish Ltd.–te hnenah a hlan tel bawk. Seminar hi School of Life Sciences Complex-ah neih chhunzawm a ni ang a. National Seminar chhim tur leh paper present tur hian rampum state hrang hrang atangin mi 100 chuang an lo kal a ni.
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International Day of the World Indigenous Peoples 2016 hlawhtling taka hman a ni


Zo Indigenous Forum chuan vawiin Dt 9th August 2016 11:00 am hian MZP Conference Hall, Aizawl-ah “International Day of the World Indigenous Peoples 2016” a hmang a, Most Reverend Bishop Stephen Rotluanga, Aizawl Diocese chu khuallian a ni.

Indigenous Day lawmna hi Pu K. Laldinthara'n a kaihruai a, Inlawmna thu sawiin Pu C. Ramhluna IFS(Rtd.), Ex-MLA, Zo Indigenous Forum Chairman chuan thusawiin, "Kan land use system siamthat a ngai a ni a ti a, hmasawnna tluantling nei tur chuan kan rilru leh sukthelk pawh kan thlak ve a ngai a ni" a ti.

Khuallian Bishop Stephen Rotluanga chuan Zo Indigenous Forum hma lakna chu rawm leh hnam tan a pawimawh hle a ni tih sawiin, zirna hi ram leh hnam hmasawnna atan a pawimawh em em a ni, UNDRIP kan nei hi Pathian malsawmna ropui tak a ni a ni, hnam leh culture humhim leh tihpuitlin zel hi Pathian thiltum ropui tak niin ka hria a ti a. Tribal tih hi hnamdang chuan min hmuhsitna tawngkam a ni lek lek zawk a, keini chuan First Nation tia inkoh hi kan inhmeh zawk mah a ni" a ti.

Kan hnam hi kan tanho a kan in thurual chuan UNDRIP pawh kan hmang tangkai hle in ka ring a ni tiin, hnamzia leh tihphunga sakhaw biak pawh hi kan kohhran chuan kan ti chho zel a, kan ngaihdan-ah pawh ''Think Globally, feel nationaly, act locally'' a ngai a ni a ti.

Chawhnu lamah Seminar program hmangin ''Seminar on Sustainable Development Goal 2030 (SDG)'' chungchang Pu Rinzuala Ralte, UN Program Coordinator, UN Joint Initiative, Mizoram in a present a, Dr Lalrinchhana, Economist', Planning Department Govt of Mizoram & New Economic Development Policy (NEDP) chungchanga ruahmanna siam tawhte tarlangin, rawtna nei duhte tanah pawh hun a la awm thu a tarlang a ni.
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Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between IWAI and IPGPL on the Kaladan Multimodal Transit Transport Project


New Delhi, June 20, 2016:  The Kaladan Multimodal Transit Transport Project (KMTTP) in Myanmar was conceptualized and is being administered by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) with a view to facilitate connectivity between the mainland and the North Eastern States of the country through maritime shipping, inland waterways and roads of Myanmar. The link between North Eastern States of India and Myanmar will pave the way for enhanced trade & commerce across the border and enable cultural and social integration at the regional level. MEA had appointed Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) as the Project Development Consultant (PDC) for the implementation of the Port & Inland Water Transport (IWT) component of the Kaladan Project on 19.3.2009 and by Supplementary Agreement dated 28.4.2016.

India Ports Global Private Limited (IPGPL) has been established as a Joint Venture between Kandla Port Trust and Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust for the purpose of development of ports overseas. IPGPL was asked to partner IWAI in the Kaladan project as a sub-PDC. This was suggested mainly to use and develop the capabilities of IPGPL which has been created for a specialized purpose, completing the implementation of Kaladan project within the scheduled timeframe of April 2019 and to provide relief to IWAI whose responsibilities have increased manifold due to declaration of 106 new National Waterways and implementing the ambitious ‘Jal Marg Vikas” project.

Accordingly, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between IWAI and IPGPL on 1.6.2016 for implementation of the following three additional works, which are independent of the on-going works and are estimated to cost Rs.476 crore.

(i) Container handling facilities at Sittwe & Paletwa

(ii) Operation & Maintenance of the completed works

(iii) Wrecks removed in Sittwe Port basin area

IWAI shall remain as the overall PDC to MEA for implementation of PORT & IWT component of Kaladan project.
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Zangnadawmna pek phûtin KMMTTP kawng siamtute an dang


Aizawl 4 June : Lawngtlai District Land Ow­ners Association (LDLOA) chuan, Kaladan Multi Modal Transit Tran­s­port Project (KMMTTP) kawngpui  siam meka an ram lak a nih avanga zangnadawmna pek thuai phûtin June 1, 2016 aṭang khan hna thawktute an dang a; nimin khan Lawngtlai DC-in titàwp turin ngen mah se, an la chhunzawm zel.

Thu dawn danin, LDLOA hian an thil phût chinfel a nih hma chuan kawng siamtu RDS leh Atlanta ARSS Infrastructure hnuaia hnathawktute chu dan zel an tum a; buaina a chhuah loh nan Lawngtlai district thuneitute'n hmun hrang hrangah police an duty tir a ni.

LDLOA hruaitute chu June 2, 2016 tlai dar 5 khan Lawngtlai DC Dr A Muthamma chuan a pisaa léngah sáwmin, an thil phûtte a sawipui a; inbiaknaah hian Lawngtlai SP Lalsanglura, Election officer Lalhmansanga leh IPRO C Lalhruaitluanga te pawh an tel.

Lawngtlai DC chuan, ram neitute harsatna chu a hriatthiampui thu leh theihtawpa hma a lakpui tur thu a sawi a; sumah harsatna a awm lo a, LRS department-in zangnadawmna pek turte a la enfiah mek avang leh, Land Acquisition Act dan thar avangin thil a kal zung zung thei lo tih hrilhin, ram neitute chu an thil tih titàwp turin an ngen a ni.

LDLOA hruaitute erawh chuan, DC-in theihtawp a chhuahpui vanga lawm thu an sawi rualin, sorkar nawr nana an hmalakna chu kalpui zel an tum thu an sawi thung.

Mizoram PWD hotute sawi danin, KMMTTP kawng siamnaah mimal ram eng emaw zat lak a ni. A tira ram enfiahnaa ram neitu dik tak nia hriat mi 165-te chu zangnadawmna cheng nuai 927 pek a ni tawh a; mahse, a tira tel lo mi dang 800 velin an ram nei nia an insawi leh avangin J Sanghulha leh mi dang 146-te chuan an ram neihna lehkhate nen Gauhati High Court-ah petition an thehlut a ni.

High Court thuchhuak angin, ACB-in zangnadawmna diltu mi 800 zinga a zatve vel dilna chu enfiah tlaka ngaiin an enfiah a; chumi hnuah chuan Lawngtlai DC, district collector ni bawk chuan an thil hmuh dan report chu Mizoram sorkarah a thehlut a, thil inmil lo ṭhenkhat hmuh chhuah a nih avangin enfiah leh tura tih a ni.

Lawngtlai DC chuan, thil awm dan a enfiah nawnna report chu May 31, 2016 khan Mizoram sorkara Land Revenue & Settlement department-ah a thehlut nawn leh a, chu chu sorkarin a enfiah mek niin PWD hotute chuan an sawi.

Sorkarin a tihfel phawt loh chuan zangnadawmna sum an pe chhuak thei rih lo tih an sawi bawk.
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Endangered ‘Dancing girl’ Plant Found in Mizoram


Aizawl, 6 June: The Mantisia Spathulata plant, also known as the “Dancing Girl” was spotted at a lower altitude of 662 metres at Kolasib in Mizoram. This was observed by scientists at the Assam University, Silchar as a first as this species was earlier typically found only in the rocky hills of Lunglei in Mizoram at an altitude of 1,200 – 1,500 metres.

The finding was reported in the latest issue of the Journal of Threatened Taxa. In the article titled “New locality records of the Dancing Girl of Mizoram, a rare zinger species” written by by Aparajita De and Demsai Reang of ecology and environmental science department, Assam University, it is said that the species has become endangered due to several natural calamities. Thus, it is included in the national priority list for recovery published by the department of biotechnology, New Delhi, under the ministry of science and technology.

Aparajita explained the unique common name of the flower “Dancing Girl” was given because looking at a single flower carefully, we can see that the yellow corolla looks like a skirt and the two staminodes resemble the two outstretched arms of a dancing girl.
The other special features of the species includes the fact that it grows in bare rocky areas and it is not found in dense patches because it requires optimum amount of sunlight and shade to flourish.

These features were not found in the Kolasib flowers though. “We collected the species at a comparatively lower altitude – approximately 662 metres from Kolasib – which was never recorded earlier. The current study deals with the information of a new site discovered for Mantisia spathulata and its population density,” Aparajita added.

The species was growing only in a single large patch, along with other species. The size of the patch where the plants were found was approximately 30 metres in length and to 6.5 to 7 metres wide, though the plants were healthy and were regenerating very well. The study also asked for steps to be taken for its preservation. Their recommendations and suggestions included methods of conservation to be the restoration of the patch of land so that further habitat degradation is checked. In the future, the species may be grown under ex-situ conditions and reintroduced into other suitable habitats.
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