• The Clarence Foundation USA has award “The Engaged International Philanthropy Program Award” at an International award competition finding the best solution on alleviation of poverty in 2004.
  • Shortlisted by Govt. of India and Successfully participated with a Stall in the world famous food and beverage trade fair at Alimentaria 2014 held at Fira Barecelona Exhibition Center, Barecelona in Spain from 31st March to 3rd April 2014(details available at http://www.alimentaria-bcn.com/en/).
  • Extensive farmers and social entrepreneurs study/networking tour in Spain during the month of March to April 2014.
  • Nominated as Entrepreneurial fellow in OKLOHOMA UNIVERSITY IN USA from October 2015.
  • Awarded “Progressive Mushroom Farmer” by Directorate of Mushroom Research (DMR) (ICAR) Solan, HP for extra ordinary work with outstanding achievement in the field of Mushroom Growing on 10th of September 2008.
  • Consultant for International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) project at Hamreng, State Institute for Rural Development (SIRD) Assam, ARIASP World Bank project in Awareness and Demonstration of Mushroom in Assam and host of other organizations in North East India.
  • Awarded by "ARIASP" World Bank project in Assam since 1998 onwards for awareness and demonstration of mushroom throughout the state with distribution of planting materials.
  • Consultant for State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD), Assam from 17.4.99 and assisted SIRD Assam to get a 10 crore Special SGSY Mushroom project under Ministry of Rural Development Govt. of India, American Embassy project with FST as knowledge partners.
  • Member State Level Steering Committee of Technology Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture in Assam, Govt. of Assam.
  • Member RECARD; member of Regional Consultative Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development constituted by National Bank for Agriculture And Rural Development (NABARAD).
  • Dasra-Social-Impact's Alumni: Professional Business Plan Development year long program in the cohort III, 2008-09. to know more visit: http://www.dasra.org/Alumni
  • Compiled and published the first Hand book in Assamese, ''Technical Guidelines for Mushroom Cultivation” in May 1997.
  • Nominated by Agriculture Department of Assam, to participate in the Food Trade fair at Dubai from January 31st to February 3rd 1999.
  • Successfully participated in Indian International Trade Exhibition at Dhaka, from March 9th to 15th 1999 also participated in the buyer seller meet organised by APEDA.
  • Started the process of advocacy for broad policy formulation for sustainable development of the mushroom industry benefiting the farmers and help eradicate poverty, conducting the 1st National Level Seminar on 18th august 2008 for building a consensus in formulation of a national policy on mushroom.
  • National recognition by winning the Early Growth Agriculture Award at Wantraprenuer 09 on 11th December 2009 at Chennai: a Business Plan Competition with the objective of recognising start-up and early growth social enterprises by VILLGRO- NSTEDB, IIT-Madras, The Lemelson Foundation and Ashoka: Innovators for the Public.
  • Participant to a learning event on March 4th and 5th of March 2010 in Delhi. Ashoka and the Gates Foundation on the Rural Innovation and Farming program; this event is an effort to showcase the work of the Ashoka community to experts in the field, and create a sharing and learning platform.
  • Felicitated by The North East Institute of Science & Technology NEIST (CSIR) Jorhat  on 05 April at NEIST, Jorhat. as the pioneer to take forward Mushroom Technology successful in self establishment as well as generating employment opportunity to others.
  • Appointed Consultant for Mushroom Cluster Development in Assam by the Directorate of Horticulture, Govt. Of Assam, Khanapar Guwahati, No.Hort.FP/4-IMU(T)/2009-10/111 Dated: 20th August-2010.
  • Engaged for consultation and implementation of development projects for various Government departments District Administration/ District Rural Development Agencies / District Industries Corporation / Citizen Based Organizations of several districts across the north east India for livelihood promotion among the small and marginal farmers 1-2 dollars a day income scale people.
  • Action For India Fellow confirmed during January 2012
  • Selected for Global Scaling of our idea of Using Mushroom as a tool to integrate livelihood activities in clusters at the “Ashoka Globalizer on Nutrition Rural Innovation and Farming” 02/05/2013 at Bangaluru. http://ashokaglobalizer.org/fellows/Bangalore-2013
  • Knowledge partner for Livelihood Cluster Development in Srilanka war and Tsunami affected areas from April 2014.


Panelist and Guest Speaker

  • IIT Guwahati for IIM Kolkata on
  • Presentation topic ‘WASTE to LIVELIHOOD, ENERGY and FOOD’ at Tezpur University organized by The Department of Energy under the ambit of the Indo-European Union Collaborative Research project SAHYOG Summer School as a Speaker on 24th July 2014.
  • Ashoka Innovators for Public at The HUB in Madrid-Spain on 8th of April 2014 on “Consortium of Small Farmers of North East India Reaching out to the European Markets”.
  • At Incubaeco-Incubation & Acceleration by and for eco-entrepreneurs Incubación  & Aceleración por y para ecoemprendedores at The Madrid Social enterprise HUB -Spain on 8th of April 2014 on “Possible Collaboration between small and Micro eco- Entrepreneurs of North East and Spain”.
  • At The North East Graduate Congress 2012, organised by University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya & CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat 30th May 2012.
  • At Confederation of Indian Industry seminar on CSO-CSR Bridge, Forging Partnership 7th December 2012.
  • At the CII seminar under Ministry of Food Processing Industry, GOI, NIFTEM Seminar cum Workshop on Food Processing Opportunities in Assam on 4th Feb, 2010 at Hotel Brahmaputra Ashok, Guwahati, speaking on “Supply chain management”
  • Key Note address deliver on the topic “MORE CROPE PER DROP” in the State Level National Science Day on 28th of February 2007 organised by Assam Science and Technology Council at Institute of Engineers, Guwahati.
  • Was among the speakers on the seminar- topic “Enterprise Building” on 16th October 2009 organised by DC Handloom & Handicraft GOI at Guwahati
  • Was among the panellist for the panel “Innovating to empower small and marginal farmers" at UNCONVENTION 09 at Villgro at Chennai on 11th December 2009.
  • On the buyer sellers meet on 10th March 1999 organised by APEDA, GOI at Dhaka, “Prospect of Mushroom Industry in North East India”
  • Speaking on various seminars and workshop at Assam Institute of Management, Guwahati, Tata Institute of Social Science, Guwahati- Chapter, Mass Com Deptt, Guwahati University, Donbosco Institute of Management, Guwahati, Cricket Club of India in Mumbai, Gauhati Commerce College, and several other trade fairs, educational and development institutes.


Collaboration and Partnership
 (International & Domestic)       

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  • NSIC: Lab establishment
  • ARIASP: Awareness and training Support
  • Directorate of Horticulture, Govt of Assam: Lab space, Cluster development, infrastructure & awareness'.
  • Ashoka Innovators for Public USA: Fellowship, IT and multi-level networking/capacity building.
  • The Clarence Foundation USA: Federation building & vehicle
  • RuTAG-NE, IIT Guwahati: Technological up gradation and grant in aid for popularizing.
  • ITDP, Govt of Assam: Farmers Federation
  • DIC, Tura Govt. of Meghalaya (BAD Prjt): training & sensitization.
  • North East Network (NEN), Foundation for Social Transformation- NE (FST), FSD -USA: Cluster development and capacity building.
  • ASTEC Govt. of Assam, SIRD, NABARD, NEDFi, APEDA, Various District, State and Central Govt. Agencies: Standardization and market development.
  • FCRA contribution: The Clarence Foundation-USA, NEN, FST-NE, FSD-USA
  • NEC funded IIT Guwahati collaborative, mechanization and mushroom development project.
  • MIT-USA Straw Cutter Design Development http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8974054/P1040392.MOV