Mr. Joseph Lalngaihawma Ralte
Achiever's Success Story
Mr. Joseph Lalngaihawma Ralte- a Gem of a person
Mr. Joseph Lalngaihawma Ralte is the CEO/Centre Director of Mizoram Food Processing Research & Training Centre (MFPRTC). He is also Expert Member, Mizoram State Entrepreneurship Development Monitoring Committee, Govt of Mizoram; also, National Council Member, Indian Council of Small Industries – Kolkata and Subject Committee Member, Federation of Indian Micro, Small & Medium Enterprise. He is also Member, Mizoram State Level Committee on New Education Policy. He did his E-MBA (Foreign Trades) from Indian Institute of Commerce & Trade (IICT), Lucknow and is the founder General Secretary, Hnam Chhantu – famous NGO in Mizoram (1994-96), Founder Editor, Sabereka Khuangkaih which is a monthly magazine (1996-till date), founder General Secretary of Mizoram Entrepreneurship Network (MEN). MEN bagged Gold medal at the All-India Project Proposal Competition in 2010 organized by Finnovations, New Delhi.
He established Mizoram Food Processing Research & Training Centre at Aizawl with the help of Trade & Commerce Department, Govt of Mizoram in 2015. Under his guidance, the MFPRTC have conducted as many as 53 entrepreneurship and skill development programmes during the past 5 years where in more than 930 youths have undergone these courses. During the same period, the MFPRTC research wing has analyzed more than 300 testing and analysis. The MFPRTC has also carried out processing and preservations of ginger, turmeric, chili, dragon fruits, banana which were sold in and outside the state. Recognizing the importance of the institute, the Ministry of Food Processing Industries has declared MFPRTC as Common Incubation Centre where farmers, women-folks, home-based entrepreneurs and students shall utilize the machinery and equipments for income generation activities. The institute also partners with agencies like APEDA, NERAMAC and EXIM Bank. Mr. Joseph L Ralte has attended various entrepreneurship workshops in and outside Mizoram. He participated and delivered hundreds of lectures in and outside the state. He attended ASEAN Business Summit at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in 2010. He has also attended various national and international level conferences, workshops and exhibitions. He visited China, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan and France on Exposure trips and also attended World Food Festival – Alimentaria 2022 at Barcelona, Spain.
Mr. Joseph is one of the members who formulated “Entrepreneurship Development Scheme (EDS)” which is being implemented by the Government of Mizoram. He Authored “Entrepreneurship Kailawn” (A manual for entrepreneurship development) in Mizo language. He is also author of “Zoram Rahbi (Entrepreneurship Lamtluang)” which is of entrepreneurship promotional book in Mizo languauge. He published many articles in Mizo about entrepreneurship development which are published in Mizo local newspapers.