An 'Integrated Tribal Development Project' (ITDP) for development of selected tribal community in ten (10) villages in Lawngtlai RD Block to be implemented by World Vision India (WVI), Chhimtuipui Area Development Programme (CADP) under Tribal Development Fund (TDF) of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) was launched by Pu C. Lalrinsanga, Minister of Agriculture at Central YLA Hall, Lawngtlai.

The Minister was accompanied by Pu H. Biakzaua, MLA of Lawngtlai East Constituency & Vice Chairman, Agriculture Development Board and government officials from Lunglei and Lawngtlai and several MNF party workers.

The Minister praised the ITDP project for envisaging ensured food security, sustainable sources of income, saving habits and improvement in health & hygiene and mentioned his hope for successful implementation of the project.

The function was opened with a prayer by Rev. R. Lalnunzira, Executive Secretary, Baptist Church of Mizoram (BCM) Lawngtlai Area. Dr James Neil Devasahayam Dk, Head, Technical Programme, World Vision India delivered a keynote address and Pu Evan T. Munsong, District Development Manager (DDM), NABARD  highlighted about the project. Pu SN Mallick, General Manager, NABARD Mizoram Regional Office and Pu Anil Joseph, Senior Programme Director, World Vision India also delivered a speech and Pu Paul T. Touthang, Programme Manager, WVI Chhimtuipui ADP proposed a vote of thanks.

Integrated Tribal Development Project is a six (6) years project for development of selected tribal community in ten (10) villages, viz., Chawnhu, Mampui, Chawntlangpui, Sihtlangpui, Kawlchaw West, Kawlchaw East (Siaha District), Saikah, Paithar, R.Vanhne and Rulkual in Lawngtlai Block & District through integrated approach for making provision of income generation based on promotion of horticulture orchards and small holder backyard poultry. As beneficiaries of the project, 200 families were selected. The project will be implemented by World Vision India, Chhimtuipui ADP with a budget outlay of Rs 1.7 crore.