Awards and Recognitions

AKRSP(I) has received several awards and recognition for the work it has done in the areas of rural development in India. Some of these are mentioned here.

Padma Vibhushan to our founder His Highness the Aga Khan

"In recognition of the AKDNĚs involvement in India for over a century, on April 8, 2015, the Government of India awarded His Highness the Aga Khan the Padma Vibhushan, one of countryĚs highest civilian decorations, for his contributions to social development in India"

  • Best SHG promoting Institution in Madhya Pradesh

    Women Self Help Group

  • The India Sanitation Coalition - FICCI Sanitation Awards

    • Awarded by : FICCI
    • 2017

    Best non-profit engagement model in the sanitation sector

  • TOI Social Impact Award

    Drinking water supply systems and Sanitation in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar

  • Earth Care Award 2014

    Community led action on mitigation and adaptation to climate change with respect to water resources, land use, and land use change and forestry

  • Bihar Innovation Forum -II

    Excellence in recognition of Innovative work in the area of agriculture

  • Gujarat Association for Agricultural Sciences (GAAS) Silver Jubilee Award-2013

    Agriculture Development for Livelihood Enhancement in Gujarat

  • World Bank Development Marketplace Award for Best Practices of PromotingOrganic Agriculture in Tribal Areas of MP

    Promotion of Organic Agriculture in Tribal Areas of MP

  • Skill Development Initiative of the Year

    Providing IT training and placements through Community based Technology and Learning Centres

  • India NGO Award 2008 Western Region Award

    Overall work in Gujarat & Madhya Pradesh

  • Outstanding Contribution Award

    Community awareness in drinking water and sanitation and establishing a world class lab for community based water quality management

  • ISO 9001:2000

    Nirmala Water Testing Laboratory

  • 14th Jankidevi Bajaj Award for Hirbaiben Ibrahimbhai Lobi, Community Member, Coastal Saurashtra

    Significant and outstanding contribution to Rural Entrepreneurship and Empowerment

  • Award of Excellence, Water Worshipping Campaign

    For exemplary work in Soil and water conservation

  • Prize for 'Women's Creativity in Rural Life' for Hirbaiben Ibrahimbhai Lobi, Community Member, Coastal Saurashtra

    • Awarded by : Opjop
    • 2002

    For upliftment of women of her community

  • Prize for 'Women's Creativity in Rural Life' for Kunwarben, Community Member, Central Gujarat

    For upliftment of women of her community

  • Indira Priyadarshini Vriksh Mitra Award for Babda Village, South Gujarat

    For exemplary Social Forestry work

  • We the Peoples: 50 Communities for Samadhiyala Lift Irrigation Society

    For improving the economic welfare of its community through peopleĚs participation

  • Indira Priyadarshini Vriksh Mitra Award for Pingot Village, South Gujarat

    For exemplary Social Forestry work

  • FICCI Water Award

    • Awarded by : FICCI
    • 2017

    Awarded 1st prize in the water initiatives by NGO category for Recognizing Excellence in Water Management and Conservation.

  • Lohiya Swachh Bihar Abhiyan

    District Administration of Bihar recognized AKRSP(I)'s support to Lohiya Swachh Bihar Abhiyan to making Pusa as first ODF block of district Samastipur.

  • National Entrepreneurship Award

    AKRSP(I) received the award in the category of Eco-system builder for rural producers enterprises. Award was given by cabinet minister Shri Mahendra Nath Pandey in a ceremony at New Delhi