Case Study: Haokholet Kipgen, Former Cabinet Minister, Govt. of Manipur By Naturenomics Team on November, 03, 2017
Category: Eco Conservation, Eastern Himalayas News, North East India News
Tags: Eastern HImalayan Naturenomics Forum, North East India, Manipur, Awards, Case Study Balipara FOundation Lifetime Service Award is given to an individual of legendary proportions. A personality, whose life has been deveoted to the ecological welfare of the people of the Eastern Himalayas and whose philosophy and purpose has been guided by the need to protect, restore and care for nature.
The lifetime service award was conferred to former cabinet minister, Govt.of Manipur, Haokholet Kipgen for embodying the core values of sustainable development through Foundation for Environment and Economic Development Services (FEEDS). The award was presented by His excellency Dr. Lobsang Sangay, President of Tibetan-government-in-Exile.
Under the leadership of Haokholet Kipgen, FEEDS has adopted many innovative and unique community inclusive projects that makes the best use of our natural resources and brings into complementary relationship the needs of economic development with our living environment. The centre is of relevance not only to the Himalayan region and India but the world as a whole for its contribution towards development of Rural upland agro-forestry, family based Tea Plantation, Commercial flower cultivation, conservation of orchids and extension service. The centre is the first in India to grow emu in cold regions and the first in introducing emu into northeast. A major focus area for the organisation is to impact education and facilitate rural livelihoods, skill training and capacity building for the millennials. in order to cope up with the rapid deteriorating environment and economic conditions, FEEDS has introduced Silvi-Agri-Horticulture plantation to preserve ecology and improve economy of the region.