An official from the tourism department of Arunachal Pradesh has been awarded the Balipara Foundation Award.
In Guwahati, Arunachal tourism assistant director Bengia Manna Sonam was awarded The Balipara Foundation Award, a grassroots hero award.
The award was given by Ambassador Chandrasekhar Dasgupta in the presence of over 400 people from all over the world.
The award is given to local people who have contributed through their community to the preservation of biodiversity.
This was the 7th year of the Naturenomics Forum of the Eastern Himalayas.
The Forum is partnered with organizations across the country and around the world to support the region's biodiversity and indigenous peoples, including Northeast India, Northern Bengal, Eastern Nepal, Bhutan, and Bangladesh.
The forum's purpose is to understand and discuss possible ways of creating a framework for improving natural capital and sustainable processes of liquidation to create universal basic assets among vulnerable communities in the forest fringe.
The Balipara Foundation honored Sagar Mehta for his contributions to sustainable agroforestry and safe water practices to restore water bodies with the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Devika Dasgupta and Ranjit Barthakur.
At the 7th Balipara Foundation Social Recognition Award 2019 ceremony, Mahan Borah, founder of the Annapurna Seed Library and indigenous seed saver from Northeast India, won the' Food for the Future Award.'
Updated by: News Sources 2019-11-08 12:08 PM