PASIGHAT, Nov 30: Dr Temin Payum, an assistant professor at Jawaharlal Nehru College (JNC) here in East Siang district, has been honoured with the ‘Excellency Academic Award-2019’ by Guwahati (Assam)-based socio-cultural organization, Anuprerona, in recognition of his contributions in the field of education.
The award was conferred on him at a function held in Guwahati on Thursday.
Dr Payum is known for his decade-long ‘cutting edge’ research on natural soap and shampoo plants available in Arunachal. He has discovered the mechanism for manufacturing liquid soap, shampoo, and other detergents from natural herbs.
Dr Payum is also known for his research work on the chemical ingredients of medicinal food plants used by the indigenous tribes of the state.
A recipient of several awards, he has authored a book on the ecology, and also published several research articles in reputed international journals.