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Improving Tribal Livelihoods, Education & Sustainability

Mizoram, one of the seven states of the North East Region of India, is a beautiful land of rolling hills, rivers, and lakes. While literacy rates are high, Mizoram also has a high number of unemployed, and the rugged land makes ease of doing business a major challenge. Substance abuse has been identified as a rising concern among young people here. Health indicators highlight the high prevalence of anaemia in children, adolescent girls and women, and growing non-communicable diseases [NCD] including various types of cancers. 

Under a grant from the Department of Science and Technology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, in collaboration with Mizoram University, plans to build Science, Technology & Innovation Hubs in the districts of Aizawl and Serchhip to promote sustainable livelihoods through Capacity Building and Skill Development for tribal communities. 

The STI Hub is a collaborative initiative taken by the government and private sectors to address key challenges, provide sustainable solutions and create a thriving ecosystem in the state of Mizoram, paving the way for a brighter future.

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Amrita and Mizoram University’s STI Hub offers the Mizo people

Livelihood Empowerment

  • Develop food processing incubator to support livelihood through nutri-based food & Ayurveda-inspired health products, enterprises by adopting appropriate food processing technology
  • Develop Skill Modules for livelihood & knowledge transfer

Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS)

  • Documentation of IKS and healing practices, skills, & art of healing specific tribal communities

Knowledge Resource and Databank

  • Provide digital literacy to rural population with little access to digital aids
  • Train peer ambassadors to provide preventive health awareness in schools & villages
  • Skills training and capacity building
02STI Hubs
3000+Direct Recipients
200000+Indirect Recipients


With more than 3000 direct beneficiaries, the STI hubs will indirectly benefit about 40% of the ST/SC population in the selected districts through Self Help Groups and Knowledge Dissemination.

Collaborating Partners

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Amrita and Mizoram University will focus on livelihood empowerment, skill building and knowledge dissemination, using an integrated interdisciplinary Science and Technology approach.

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