Awards

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 (2015)


Awarded By : Government Of India

In recognition of the AKDN's 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 countrys highest civilian decorations, for his contributions to social development in India

2023


Padma Shri to Hirbaiben Ibrahimbhai Lobi (Community Leader) - (2023)

Awarded By : Hon'ble President of India

For her work for the Siddi samaj and empowerment of women in Saurashtra region

Recognition for the contribution towards empowerment of Marginalized communities

Awarded By : ACCESS Development Services

2022


Nari Shakti Puraskar to Ushaben Dineshbhai Vasava (Community Leader)

Awarded By : Hon'ble President of India

2021

Best Project Facilitating Agency

Awarded By : NABARD

For implementing Wajhar watershed Project at Niwali block of Barwani district, Madhya Pradesh

2020

Second prize in the Best NGO for Water Conservation category at 2nd National Water Awards ceremony organized

Awarded By : Ministry of Jal Shakti, Govt of India.

FICCI Water Award

Awarded By : FICCI

First prize in Water Initiative by NGO in the eighth edition of FICCI water awards

2019

The National Entrepreneurship Award

Awarded By : Government of India

2017

Best SHG promoting Institution in Madhya Pradesh

Awarded By : NABARD

Women Self Help Group

The India Sanitation Coalition - FICCI Sanitation Awards

Awarded By : FICCI

Best non-profit engagement model in the sanitation sector

FICCI Water Award 2017

Awarded By : FICCI

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

Lohiya Swachh Bihar Abhiyan

Awarded By : District Administration Of Bihar

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

2015

TOI Social Impact Award

Awarded By : Times Of India

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

2014

Earth Care Award 2014

Awarded By : JSW Foundation

Agriculture Development for Livelihood Enhancement in GujaratCommunity 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

Awarded By : Bihar Rural Livelihood Promotion Society

Excellence in recognition of Innovative work in the area of agriculture

2013

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

Awarded By : World Bank, New Delhi

Promotion of Organic Agriculture in Tribal Areas of MP

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

Awarded By : Gujarat Association For Agricultural Sciences

Agriculture Development for Livelihood Enhancement in Gujarat

2010

Skill Development Initiative of the Year

Awarded By : E-India & Dept. Of Information Technology, Govt Of India

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

2008

Outstanding Contribution Award

Awarded By : WaterAid India & UNICEF

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

India NGO Award 2008 Western Region Award

Awarded By : Nand And JeetKhemka Foundation & Resource Alliance

Overall work in Gujarat & Madhya Pradesh

2007

ISO 90012000

Awarded By : Bureau Veritas Certification

Nirmala Water Testing Laboratory

2006

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

Awarded By : The Ladies Wing Of The Indian Merchants Chamber

Significant and outstanding contribution to Rural Entrepreneurship and Empowerment

Award of Excellence, Water Worshipping Campaign

Awarded By : District Panchayat, Burhanpur, Madhya Pradesh

For exemplary work in Soil and water conservation

2002

Prize for Womens Creativity in Rural Life for Hirbaiben Ibrahimbhai Lobi, Community Member, Coastal Saurashtra

Awarded By : Opjop

For upliftment of women of her community

1996

Prize for Womens Creativity in Rural Life for Kunwarben, Community Member, Central Gujarat

Awarded By : Womens World Summit Foundation, Geneva

For upliftment of women of her community

1995

We the Peoples 50 Communities for Samadhiyala Lift Irrigation Society

Awarded By : Times Of India

For improving the economic welfare of its community through peoples participation

Indira Priyadarshini Vriksh Mitra Award for Babda Village, South Gujarat

Awarded By : Ministry Of Environment And Forests, Government Of India

For exemplary Social Forestry work

1992

Indira Priyadarshini Vriksh Mitra Award for Pingot Village, South Gujarat

Awarded By : Ministry Of Environment And Forests, Government Of India

For exemplary Social Forestry work