Lakhimi Baruah


Social Work

Smt. Lakhimi Baruah, a resident of Jorhat, Assam, was one of the eight awardees who were conferred with the Padma Shri Award on the 9th of November, 2021. She is the Founder and Managing Director of Konoklota Mahila Urban Co-operative Bank Ltd., the first and only all-women bank in the entire Northeast region of India. She started her journey of empowering women in the year 1983, by establishing Mahila Samiti (women’s committee) at Dakshin Sarbaibandha area of Jorhat. She has rescued over a hundred underprivileged women from penury and helped them become financially independent, with her microfinance institution.