The project is funded by SEED Division, DST, Govt. of India. It aims at providing opportunities for enhancing livelihood of rural women in Mizoram. Components of the project include - poultry farming, piggery and food processing. Fifty (50) number of direct beneficiaries will be benefitted through this project. So far, pickled food items and fermented soya beans have been produced.
An indigenously innovated electro-mechanical device prototype i.e. ‘Rolling shutter controller machine’ that is able to lift and pull down rolling shutter doors using a simple switch was developed in collaboration with a local grassroot innovator Mr. Zoramchhana of Chhungte village in Champhai district and is demonstrated at Champhai, Champhai District, Mizoram.
A working prototype of ‘Power Hammer’ developed in collaboration with local grassroot innovator Mr. Jonah L. Pachuau, Ramhlun Veng, Aizawl is installed and demonstrated at a local iron and steel fabrication workshop in Aizawl. The machine is capable of forging and shaping iron materials. It uses a 2 HP, 1440 rpm single phase motor. It can stroke 350 times per minute.
Under this project, a building for production of briquette and charcoal is constructed at Baktawng village, Mizoram. The raw materials used are the piles of sawdust generated by various furniture workshops of the Baktawng village that were used to be thrown away as wastes.
The main objectives of the project are conservation of natural environment in the project area, attract tourist and create employment for the local people.
The work was implemented by MISTIC in collaboration with local innovator who has devised the protocol. This water-based preservation technique of Orange Project was set up at Thingsai Village, Lunglei District with an objective to develop simple and working water-based preservation technology for orange.
A remarkable activity of the Council was the successful registration of five Mizo traditional puan (cloth) - Puanchei, Hmaram, Tawlhlohpuan, Ngotekherh and Pawndum under the Geographical Indication Registry, Chennai. Now, all the five Mizo Puan has a GI tag. This particular work was done by the Patent Information Centre, Mizoram. The registration is done for the Art & Culture Department of the State Government who serves as the proprietor.
Innovation Facility Centre (IFC) was inaugurated by the Hon`ble Chief Minister of Mizoram Shri Zoramthanga on the 9th December 2020. IFC is manned by engineers and technical personnel and hosts variety of modern machineries and equipment. The Centre aims at providing scientific and technical assistance to grass-root innovators and nurturing their skills, providing institutional support mechanism and delivering of low cost and affordable machinery.