Org. Profile



Particular Manipur
Total Geographical Area (TGA) 22,327.00 sq. km.i.e. 0.7% of total geographical area of India
Population (2001 Census) 22,93,896 (34.20% ST & 2.77% SC)
Population (2011 Provisional census) 27,93,896 (34.20% ST & 2.77% SC)
Population Density 122 per Sq. Km. (2001 Census)
Population density (provisional census) 122 per Sq Km.
Decennial growth rate of population 30.02 % (1991 – 2001)
Sex ratio 987 females per 1000 males
Population below Poverty line in ( % ) 17.20  (2005)
Literacy Rate in % 70.50   (2001)
Workers  %  in  2001 42.18 %   (2001)
Per Capita Income  (at 2001 prices) INR  Rs. 9,833.00
Unemployment (2001 Census) 10.74%
Index of Social & Economic Infrastructure 75.39%

(i).        Manipur attained its Statehood in 1992. The geographical area is 22,327 Sq Kms. stretching between 93,03 E. to 94.78 degree E. Longitude and 23,83 degree N. to 25.68 degree N. Latitude. The state has a  oval shaped valley (1820 surrounded hill ranges (20507 sq.kms). The central valley of the plateau is a green pasture and the hills are covered with tropical forests. Manipur is in the eastern Hindu Kush Himalayans at elevation between 772 m. to 2994 m. above sea level. The population is 27.9 lakhs.


(ii).   State boundaries: The State has 352 km. stretch International borders with Myanmar to the South-east and 502 km. long borders with adjacent states of Assam in the west and Mizoram in the South and Nagaland in the North.


(iii).       Local administrations: As elsewhere in the country, the districts are sub-divided into Blocks. At the village level is the Village Administration headed by the traditional chief. Traditionally, a village has a Village authority, Women Society and Youth Club.

(iv).      Economic condition:  Agriculture being the main occupation, the sector contributes a major share to the total State Domestic Product and provides employment to 52.19% of the total workers of the State. Agriculture becomes a livelihood proposition rather than commercial  venture. Upland generic  rice, maize and variety of cereal based crops are grown in Jhum areas and  paddy is the main crop raised in the plain areas.

(v).   Large part of the state’s revenue to meet Plan and non-plan expenditure comes from centrally sponsored schemes of the Government of India. State Domestic Product depends largely on agricultural productions. The Gross Domestic product (GDP) at current price is estimated at 5,044 crores with increase rate of 6.76%. Per Capita Income (PCI) at current prices is Rs.19,258 as at an increase rate of 4.70 percent. Low per capita income due to low GDP and commodity price rising  due to landlock is the concern of all.


Sources of community livelihood:  

Sl Sources of  livelihood: Type of works Livelihood level
Forest base produces  Collection of woods, fodder,leaves, wild vegetables, etc Survival means& vulnerable
Labor base productions  Wage earning at local & migration Subsistence level
Livestock base production  Goatry,  piggery, poultry Subsistence level
Manufacturing   goods . Bamboo basket, ropes,  farm tools, weaving, etc. Subsistence level
Farm activities Terracing, jhuming,  dryland, etc. Viability level



1.1           Name of Organization:           Zougam Institute for Development

1.2           Establishment Year    :           1997-98

1.3           Number of Members  :           Founder Member (11 nos.)

Executive Member (07 nos.)

1.4           Mailing Address          :           ZICORD Network Centre, National Games Village

                                                  Zone-III-A/40, Imphal – 795 001

1.5           Registered Office        :           ZICORD Regd. Office, Shongthu Avenue

P.O./P.S Saikul, Sadar Hills, Manipur 795001

1.6           Contact Details            :           (0385)-241 4589 / 98562 88456

1.7           Executive Manager     :           Shri. Albert Z.M. (General Secretary)

                                                                            Shri. Zamhen Peter (Programme Coordinator)


Organization Structure and Key Responsibilities:

  1.    GOVERNING BODY: *     President.-1*     Vice president.= 1*     Secretaries.= 1*     Executive member = 07.


FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY:   * Institution growth & planning.* Resource mobilization.* Financial execution & auditing.* Recruitment& appointment.

* Staff performance assessment.

2. NRM and livelihoods:                        * General secretary = 01* Program secretary= 01* Accountant           = 01.* Field works coordinator = 02.

* Fieldwork facilitator       = 04.

* Village volunteers          = 100.

 ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITY: * Planning & systems development.* Initiate ITK research and documentation.* Coordinate fieldwork activities.
 ROLE AND RESPONSBILITY:              * Organization of beneficiaries.* Skill development training.* Concurrent auditing of progress.
3.LOCAL CAPACITATION FOR PEACE:* Program coordinator   = 01.* Field work facilitator = 2.* Village volunteers     = 44.  ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITY:* Capacity building for peace.* Advocacy of vulnerable rights.* Customary law- peace building.

*   Farmers’ clubs=15

*   Women society=14

*   Out of school children.

* Village authority council=22.

*   Local CBOs and NGOs= 5

 TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY OF:* Empowered village institutions addressing:* NRM issues, Education and skill employment.* Increase productivity & productions.* Quality of life and democratic society.

* National security & Global symbiosis.


ZICORD Livelihood Technology Incubation

(Science and Technology Component)

(i)              SALT: It is sloping agricultural land technology for soil and water conservation in small and marginal farms. Nitrogen fixing plants are hedgerow plant producing protein rich leaves and nitrogen fixing nodules. They are planted on the stagger contour lines of the farm for soil barrier and surface water conservation. The NFP are used for fodders, mulching, and bio-compost besides controlling soil erosion, protect rain splashes and conserve run-off water.

(ii)            Bio-fertilizer preparation:  It is a simple process of cowdung enhancement technology. Using green leaves/bushes, ashes water, cow dung powder, local brewed alcohol and water. A farmer has tones of animal waste and biomass materials. These waste can be used as raw materials for preparation of organic fertilizer in a simple process of composting.  The loss of soil fertility can be reversed by organic farming with organic manure available around a farmer’s home. Organic manure acts to play as moisturizer and nutrients, prevent environment pollution, basic attribute for sustainable farming. This can solve the problems arising out of chemical base fertilizer.

(iii)      Biomass fuel efficient technology: It is fuel efficient briquetted cakes production from waste biomass of agriculture residues, rice husks, grass and twigs. The technology helps in the efforts to reduce the use of fossil-fuels, forest encroachment, and carbon emission from firewood use and women drudgeries. This technology can help to promote rural industry and entrepreneurship.

 (iv)      Banana fiber for carpet/bag making:  It is a simple technique of harvesting banana skins, removing of the volatile parts and deriving the threaded materials for use in making Carpets, market-bags and ropes, etc. The technology can help to promote rural industry and entrepreneurships and sustain bio-resources.

(v)       Clay housing technology: The technology   promulgates low cost, sustainable house using red soil compacted blocks as major part of construction material.  The technology reduces the use of woods and RCC materials in constructions. The technology is sustainable, cost effective, heatproof and needs little learning in construction. It is eco-friendly housing technology for rural households.

(vi)       Housing blocks from river pebbles: It is a technique for making Housing Blocks from river pebbles, sand, cement and water @ ratio of  12:2:1:4, respectively. These materials are mould into a brick shape in wooden or aluminum sheet dies.

(vii)  Eco-friendly nursery rising: This is low cost nursery raising method by using local materials, either bamboo stem cutting or broad leaves stitching for nursery raising instead of conventional Polythene bags. Bamboo stems of 3 – 4 diameters are cut into 3 to 4 inches for raising of nurseries. The technology reduces amount of water requirements and use of polythene bags.

(viii)  Amla hair oil and candid : Amla fruits are plenty in the jungles of the hill areas. Traditionally, it has been used for household consumption during June to March of the year. It can be preserved in Zero-energy cold storage for availability throughout the year and use for preparation of Hair oil, Amla-juice and candid.


Membership/affiliations to National/ State agencies or institutions:

a)       Member to District Level Vigilance and Monitoring Committee,
Senapati district,Govt. of Manipur.

b)      Member to District Board of Education-SSA-SMA,
Senapati district, Govt. of Manipur.

c)      Expert member of National Trust for Multiple Disabilities,
Ministry of Social Justice & Rural Development, (GOI).


Office Infrastructure

(i) Fix  asset Quantity Market value (Rs).
Forest land at Phaiyang 28 ha. 10,08,000.
Building 3055 Sqfts 8,07,000.
Homestead land at Jilphai. 4800 Sqfts 40,000.
Homestead land and Building 6500 Sqfts 5,50,000.
(ii) Equipments:
Furniture & fixtures. 10 39,590
Library books 165 22,900
Chalk crayon machines & dryer 03 3,64,000
Computer & accessories 03 sets 138,000
Vehicles- Alto car 01 3,47,000
Vehicle- two wheeler 01 47,000
Fieldworks Bicycle 02 12,000
Teaching equipments Variety 215,000
Training tools and modules Variety 100,800