On 8th March 2020, 5 (five) houses were burnt into ashes when the owners were out for daily work in the field. Very little belongings could be saved by the neighbors from the houses. The Village Council called an emergency meeting to provide relief measures to the victim’s families with the village NGOs and the prominent persons of the village. The members of the meeting decided to raise funds like cash, rice, clothes & utensils. It was also decided to report the matters to the Government of Mizoram for relief assistance. Accordingly, the matter was reported to the SDO (Civil) Tlabung and the BDO Lungsen. The inquiry was done from the BDO office but no relief measures have been provided to date.
The local NGOs have collected cash, rice, clothes, and utensils from the village and distributed these articles to the victim’s families along with some cash to meet the immediate expenses (but very small amount). The NGOs have collected bamboos etc. to make some small huts for the victim’s families, as they’re staying in their relative’s homes and some in the community hall.
The matter was brought to the notice of the TGG Foundation by TUTPM, and we have asked them to call a meeting in the presence of the village head and other prominent people of the village to take the support of the local community to help in getting the natural materials and construction. At our end, the matter was presented to the ethics committee for approval, who have requested a written confirmation from the village head. We have received an official confirmation letter from the President of Village Council (PVC) on 26th April 2020, requesting support and authorizing us to gain the necessary financial aid from the public to help them rebuilt their houses before the rain starts.
We are overwhelmed by the participation of the village community and the NGOs in helping the victims to meet the basics and collecting the natural materials available locally to start the construction work. We will share the photos from time to time regarding the progress made at each stage through these combined initiatives.
8.3.2020- Date of Police Verification.
9.3.2020 -Date of BDO Certification.
26.4.2020 – Letter requesting the support received from PVC.
1.5.2020 – Information uploaded on the website.
2.5.2020 – Incident reported to Shri. V. Lalsanglana (IAS). Deputy Commissioner. Dist. Lunglei by e-mail.
1.6.2020 – After giving a reasonable time of one month, we reviewed the ground situation and observed that nobody from the district administration or from any of the Govt. departments came forward to offer any kind of support to the victims.
2.6.2020 – Fundraising responsibility assigned to Mr. Anuj Mehra & Mrs. Sonal Karamchandani.
18.06.2020 – Started planning the construction activities.
01.08.2021 – All 5 houses were constructed and handed over to the fire victims.
People those who have lost their house
Village : Tuichawng , Taluk/Block : Lungsen
District : Lunglei , State : Mizoram,