Union urban Development minister M Venkaiah Naidu has been conferred with the Skoch Lifetime Achievement Award at 43rd SKOCH summit.
He was nominated for the award for his contributions to inclusive growth and towards poverty alleviation in India.
Besides, Information Technology (IT) Minister of Telangana State KT Rama Rao was also awarded the Skoch Award in the Startup India category for his initiative in establishing the path breaking tech incubator T-Hub.
About Skoch Challenger Awards
- These awards were instituted in 2003 as the highest independently instituted civilian honours.
- They have been conferred on some of the best brains from across India for their efforts in the area of digital, social and financial inclusion.