North East Farm Sales

Core Team

Founding Executive Director

Bhanu Pratap Singh

Bhanu is alumni of Indian institute of foreign trade (New delhi) and Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode LIVE. He also served, Government of Meghalaya (Meghalaya Basin Development Authority) as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) Skill development and market linkages for 2 years He was part of 7 member team of Dr. Reddys Foundation, which did pilot in 7 states of placement linked training with Ministry of Rural Development in 2006 by taking full charge of 1 state (U.P.), later this pilo became full fledged scheme as Placement linked special scheme (DDUGKY). He was instrumental in setting up Apki Rasoi Kitchens (Free food for deprived) in Delhi in coordination with Chief Minister Office in 2008 A major achievement to his credit is to arrange GI (Geographical Indication) registration of 10 unique products of North East in name of a GoI PSU. He has also Facilitated Development of Registered National Brand for Nagaland Pineapple
He has actual experience of Facilitation of Export tie ups for Meghalaya Farmers to Bangladesh via land border.
Because of his efforts of arranging intents from 5 star hotels of Kolkata to source directly from Meghalaya Farmers, Storage & Distribution center at Meghalaya house, Kolkata was developed by state government
He was awarded International award on spreading Mahatma Gandhi ji thoughts & principles through movie media in 2009 He has developed 16 Exporters and 26 Micro Enterprises in NE region. First by air export of perishables from Guwahati Airport was facilitated by him.
He also serves US India SME Council(USISMEC) headquartered at Washington (USA) as Director- North East Region

Mentors / Advisors

Gautam Mukhopadhaya

IFS (Retd)

Indian Foreign Service, 1980 batch. Former Ambassador to Syria (December 2005-January 2008), Afghanistan (June 2010-May 2013), Myanmar (June 2013-May 2016). Reopened Indian Mission to Afghanistan after fall of the Taliban, November 2001-March 2002. Visiting Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (October 2009-March 2010); Alumnus, National Defence College (2001). Served on deputation to the UN Division for Social Policy (2000); Ministry of Defence (August 2002-July 2005), & Festival of India, France, Ministry of Culture (1985-86). Posted in the Permanent Indian Mission to the UN (1986-89) and Indian Missions in Mexico, Cuba, France & UN (handling the Third Committee on Social Issues).


IAS (Retd)

Shri Bezbaruah is retired IAS officer. He is Permanent Representative (Hon.) in UN-WTO. He is Former Member, North Eastern Council, (in the rank of MOS) He has served as Secretary, Tourism in Government of India He is Former Chairman, PATA He is Hon. Adviser, Administrative Staff College of India

Dr. K L Chadha

Honored by Government of India, in 2012, with the 4th highest Indian Civilian Award, Padam Shree. He has served as Horticulture Commissioner & ED, National Horticulture Board in past. He has also served as DDG-ICAR. He has pioneered Oil Palm production in India. He launched MIS (Market Information Scheme), enhanced marketing of Fruit Juices in India. He popularised low cost storage structures for potato amongst farmers

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