Guwahati Apr 1(UNI) Sankab Kaushik Baruah, Chief Sub-Editor of the Assamese daily, Dainik Janambhoomi, has been selected for the 2006 CNES-SETU National Media Award for his project on Urban Waste Management with a specific focus on Kolkata.
The award carries a cash amount of Rs 75,000. The awardee is required to publish his findings in his media organization.
Baruah is the first awardee from the North-East. The award started in 2005.
Nitin Sethi of 'Down to Earth' received the award in the inaugural year for his project on Bamboo.
The Selection Committee, Chaired by Managing Trustee of Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research Sanjoy Hazarika, Imphal Free Press Editor Pradip Phanjoubam, Asom Bani Editor Dileep Chandan, they came to a unanimous decision on Baruah's application, although the competition was tough among the front-runners.
The application has been given on the basis of research methodology, clarity of expression, preciseness of the project and its relevance to North-East.
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