Jain Irrigation Systems (JISL), India’s largest and world’s second largest micro-irrigation company has been declared as a winner of the prestigious “G20 challenge on Inclusive Business Innovation” award. The company received this globally acclaimed honour at a high profile event at the G20 Leaders Summit at Cabos, Mexico, on June 18, 2012.
The G20 challenge recognizes businesses that have succeeded in developing innovative, scalable and commercially viable inclusive business models that addresses the particular needs of the people living at the base of the pyramid. This is for the first time 15 global companies from different fields have been awarded for their efforts in inclusive business innovation. The company has bagged the award for its contribution to the agriculture sector.
JISL is a farmer-centric company and micro irrigation has been its mainstay since the mid-1980s. The company has pioneered a green revolution through micro-irrigation technology, which comprises mainly of drip and sprinkle systems.