Myanmar refugees in India grow food with locals in collaborative farming

Ms Lalrinpari Hringngen has cultivated a corn field in India's Mizoram state with the help of Mizo farmers. PHOTO: IMPULSE NGO NETWORK
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NEW DELHI - Ms Lalrinpari Hringngen stands in a corn field with cloud-capped hills in the backdrop. The plants' tassels tower above her and their elongated leaves arch around her head as she peers out of the phone's screen during a video call from a farming tract in Mizoram's Champhai district.

It is a field in Khuangleng village that this 36-year-old Myanmar refugee has cultivated, along with other displaced nationals from her country, in a unique effort that has brought them together with Mizo farmers, who pitched in to farm the land owned by the local village council.

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