5 Farmers have lost their houses in a fire in Tuichawng village, Mizoram

On 8th March, 2020, 5 (five) houses were burnt into ashes when the owners were out for day work in the field. Very little  belongings could be saved by the neighbours from the houses. The Village Council called an emergency meeting to provide relief measures to the victims families with the village NGO’s and the prominent persons of the village. The members of meeting decided to raise fund 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. Enquiry was done from the BDO office but no relief measures have been provided till date.
The local NGO’s have collected cash, rice, clothes and utensils from the village and distributed these articles to the victims families along with some cash to meet the immediate expenses (but very small amount). The NGO’s have collected bamboos etc. to make some small huts for the victims families, as they’re staying in their relatives homes and some in the community hall.

Photos of the incident

People those who have lost their house
  1. Toronisen, Age 67 , House No: 70
  2. Nitibosan, Age 34, House No: 122
  3. Ghana, Age 32, House No: 203
  4. Robin Kumar, Age 32, House No: 160
  5. Mrittunjoy, Age 43, House No: 199

Village : Tuichawng , Taluk/Block : Lungsen

District : Lunglei ,  State : Mizoram,


Matter brought to the notice of TGG Foundation

The matter was brought to the notice of 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 for 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 for support and  authorising 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 this combined initiatives. 

Materials requested for construction

1. G.C.I. Sheet 4 Bundles x Rs. 4000 = Rs.16000/-

2. Tin Screw. 6 Kgs x 140 = Rs. 840/-

3. Iron Nail 20 Kgs. X 100 = Rs.2000/-

4. Kabja 32 Nos x 30 = Rs.960/- 

5. Socket Bolt 16 Nos. x 40 = Rs.640/- 

6. Handle 16 Nos. x 20 = Rs.320/-

7. Door Ring 4 Nos. x 25 =Rs.100/-

8. Wooden Post 10 Nos x 600 = Rs. 6000/-

9. Flank for Door & Windows. 15 ft x 350 = Rs.5250/-

10. Sawn Timber. 20 Cubic x 250 = Rs.5000/-

Total= Rs. 37,110/- (Per House) 

FOR FIVE HOUSES: Rs.1,85,550/-

Actions Taken

8.3.2020- Date of Police Verification

9.3.2020 -Date of BDO Certification 

26.4.2020 – Letter requesting for 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   

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