Perched on the high hills of north-eastern India, Mizoram is a storehouse of natural beauty with its picturesque landscape, hilly terrains, meandering streams, deep gorges as well as rich wealth of flora and fauna. Flanked by Bangladesh on the west and Myanmar on the east and south, Mizoram occupies an important strategic position having a long international boundary of 722 Kms. As per 2001 census, the total population of the state is 1,097,206 with a high literacy rate of 91.58 %. Agriculture is the main occupation and most people in Mizoram speak Mizo, the local language.
The State has been divided into eleven (11) Districts, 26 Rural Development Blocks, 23 Sub-Divisions and 3 Autonomous District Councils. Total number of villages as per 2011 census is 852 and there are 40 Assembly Constituencies.
Recognizing IT as the fastest and the most advanced vehicle of change for all-round progress and development of the State, Mizoram advocates widespread proliferation of IT in the state and supports promotion of IT in the fields of e-Governance, empowerment of people, education, industry, health, rural development, agriculture, tourism and IT enabled services.
With a vision to ‘improve the quality of life of every citizen of Mizoram and transforming Mizoram into a knowledge based state’, the Government of Mizoram and NIC Mizoram are working together for an effective e-government in the state with a well defined action plan –
Strategy and Approach Plan
- Adopting enterprise approach i.e. identify, fund and implement cross-departmental, cross-tier e-Government interoperable initiatives.
- Developing generic core applications which can be ‘built once, but used many times’
- Set ambitious electronic service delivery targets.
- Adopting an intention based approach.
- Strive for skill upgradation, high reliability of ICT components, etc.
- Adoption of Open Source System.