- An Indian environmental engineer has won this year’s prestigious ‘Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards’ for providing women working on farms with water management solutions and protecting small farmers against droughts and flash floods.
- Trupti Jain was one among the six winners chosen for the Asia-Pacific laureate from a pool of nearly 1,900 applicants from over 120 countries and were selected by an independent international jury.
- Each recipient receives a USD 100,000 prize money as well as a year of mentoring. Jain, an Indian government employee for two decades in the rural development, has worked for women farmers whose work frequently go unrecognised.
- Jain was presented the award at a function held at the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall.
- It was the first time the awards ceremony was held outside France since it began in 2006 to supports women entrepreneurs around the world who want to kick-start their business.
- Five other winners, representing;
1. Latin America,
2. North America,
4. Sub-Saharan Africa,
5. the Middle East and
6. North Africa,
were also honoured at the awards ceremony.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which Indian environmental engineer has won this year’s prestigious ‘Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards’ for providing women working on farms with water management solutions?
– Trupti Jain.