The Mizo woman is a saga of endurance,
cheerfulness and admirable resilience
Saga of endurance
Women bring water and
firewood, work in the Jhums, and
weave cloth. The Mizo woman is a saga
of endurance, cheerfulness and admirable resilience. The women are nearly as
much educated as their men. But Mizo politics is virtually a man’s arena. Mizos are yet to take `crab’s meat as
meat or woman’s opinions as worth while opinions’-a hangover of the past.
The trouble with
Mizoram is that it is not linked with the mainstream of India. Roads and other
means of communication have been developing rather slowly. With a rudimentary
infrastructure, the economy of Mizoram is still based on the traditional method
of shifting cultivation-`jhumming’.
There is no organized industrial activity. The road building program under the
Border Roads Organization has been a source of employment.
problem in Mizoram is to find adequate non-agricultural employment
opportunities and purchasing power for the population. Self –sufficiency in
food may elude Mizoram for years to come. The known mineral and natural
resources are not immediately ready for commercial exploitation and high
transport and labor costs make economic ventures unattractive.
The greatest asset of
Mizoram is it manpower. The Mizos are eager to learn, willing to adopt new
techniques and are responsive to material incentives.
Haryana has now
achieved the second highest per capita income of all the states, running close
to Punjab. Since independence in every facet of economic development Haryana
has changed beyond recognition. Much of this progress was achieved through
electrification. That Haryana is the first state in India to establish cent
percent electrification is now a well-known fact.