20 C
Saturday, February 27, 2021

    Indian native Kaushik Barua conferred with Royal Order in Cambodia

    Kaushik Barush, a citizen of India, is currently the Country Director for Cambodia and Lao PDR, IFAD.

    Guwahati: For his remarkable contribution to poverty reduction, rural development and smallholder agriculture development, Indian native Kaushik Barua was conferred with the Royal order by the government of Cambodia on Monday.

    Along with Baruah, Sakphouseth Meng was also conferred with the prestigious award. Baruah and Meng are the Country Director and Country Programme Officer of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

    The duo has implemented the Agriculture Services Programme for Innovation, Resilience and Extension (ASPIRE) by which, over 61,000 farmers across 24 provinces in Cambodia have been supported to form farmers’ group and business clusters.

    The IFAD team has also promoted renewable energy technologies, with over 5,000 small farmers adopting sustainable and environmentally friendly renewable energy technologies on their farms. 

    Indian native Kaushik Barua conferred with Royal Order in Cambodia
    Barua’s and Meng’s Awards

    Barua and Meng were recognised for their exceptional commitment to the objectives of the projects, for their close collaboration with Ministries, provinces, and community partners and for introducing key innovations across the agricultural sector.

    Their work contributed to improved food security, increased household incomes and assets, primarily achieved from improvements in agricultural productivity and diversification and from investments in roads and irrigation implemented by the IFAD supported projects.

    Kaushik Barush, a citizen of India, is currently the Country Director for Cambodia and Lao PDR, IFAD. In IFAD, he has worked across multiple regions, including West and Central Africa, the Middle East and now South-East Asia.

    Kaushik Barua is a graduate of Delhi University and the London School of Economics, from where he graduated with distinction. His writings on social and development issues have been featured in The Guardian, Open Democracy and other publications. He also won an award from India’s Sahitya Akademi (the National Academy of Letters) for his writing.

    Read more : IIT Guwahati Researchers Develop Eco-friendly Cookstoves


    Follow TIME8.IN on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK and on YOUTUBE to stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time

    First published


    ‘My son was not a terrorist’: Sam Stafford’s mother gives Gamosa for Martyrs’ Memorial

    The Assam Congress to collect 50 lakh Gamosas from the state which will be displayed at the CAA Martyrs’ Memorial if the party comes to power

    Election dates for Assam likely to be announced in first week of March: PM Modi

    PM Modi has launched five projects worth more than Rs 3,000 crore, including the inauguration of three major projects in the oil sector in Assam.

    “Will Make Web-Series on Lachit Borphukan”: Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi

    He added that he along with his family would visit Majuli somewhere next year and would spend some time on the island

    Grocery, Chemist Shops To Remain Open From 8 AM Daily During Lockdown In Assam

    Government fixed the timing of operation for wholesalers from 8 am to 4 pm and for retailers from 8 am to 7 pm

    ‘Create Autonomous State for Karbis’: JACAS reminds HM Shah

    Shah is slated to declare the signing of a peace accord with the groups in a mass rally at Dengaon in Karbi Anglong on February 25

    Assam Polls: 44 MLAs in Assam are only 12 th Pass

    State’s powerful minister Himanta Biswa Sarma is a Doctorate degree holder

    Amit Shah to visit poll-bound Assam tomorrow

    The minister will be present at the ‘Yagya’ of Maha Mritunjoy Temple in Lakajugi in Nagaon. The temple is in the shape of the Maha Lingam.