S.M. Raju



S. M. Raju is a senior civil servant presently posted as Principal Secretary, Govt. of Bihar, India. He has introduced innovations in the field of poverty elimination through social forestry at the bottom line of economic pyramid in rural Bihar. He has also integrated the Indian governments rural employment scheme (NREGA) to forest development.Raju has served the state of Bihar for the last 18 years. He hails from the state of Karnataka is an Agriculture Science graduate.Raju was born in a village called Sultanpet, Chikkaballapur District (Karnataka, India) on 3 July 1960 in a family of farmers. His fathers name is Munilakkappa and as he hails from the village of Sultanpet, he was christened Sultanpet Munilakkappa Raju (S.M.Raju).

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