About Awards

The Earth Care Awards (ECAs) is a joint initiative of JSW and The Times of India group, the campaign highlights locally evolved climate friendly practices in the production and consumption regimes across multiple sectors with special reference to climate change. It recognizes the actions and innovations for climate change mitigation and adaptation by communities, entrepreneurs, large scale industries, women led enterprises and urban bodies. The award recognizes, verifies, and promotes the replicable initiatives and interventions on the greenhouse gasses (GHG) emission reduction, natural resource conservation, energy efficiency improvement, development and promotion of innovative eco-friendly alternatives across various sectors of development.



ECA recognize Mahindra and mahindra limited, as a winner for it's efforts to mitigate GHG emissions through Carbon neutrality, energy efficiency improvement, Renewal energy, Water positivity, Zero waste to landfill initiative.


Krishna Sahu of the BAIF Development Research
Foundation received an award for transforming the lives of disenfranchised agricultural communities in remote,
hilly terrains of Madhya Pradesh.


The Environmental Planning & Coordination Organisation,
Govt of Madhya Pradesh received an award for enhancing resilience of water sector by promoting the concept of conjunctive water use through restoration of traditional water storing bodies.

Digital Forest Governance Project of Maharashtra Forest Department received an award for adopting an integrated approach to afforestation with IT interventions from plantation planning to post plantation survival monitoring.


People's Science Institute (PSI) and Department of Land Resources, Nagaland received an award for their springshed development project across Nagaland.
The project was successful in reviving these spring sheds brining respite and renewed hope to the community.

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128 INF BN (Territorial Army) Eco Rajputana Rifle

The Earth Care Awards praised the efforts of 128 INF BN (Territorial Army) Eco Rajputana Rifles for its extensive and well-managed plantations, and efforts to combat desertification in India. The initiative of stabilization of sand dunes along the Indira Gandhi Canal with a 90% survival rate of the plantations, eco-restoration and contribution toward something protection of threatened species, is recognized through this Award.


Cochin International Airport 

Cochin International Airport became the first airport in the world to be fully powered by solar energy by commissioning a 12 MWp solar power plant. ECA lauds Cochin International Airport’s commitment to reduce its Carbon footprint and recognizes its leadership in Urban Climate Action. 


The Royal Bank of Scotland Foundation India, Mumbai 

Kanha- Pench is one of the most crucial wildlife corridor linking two important tiger reserves i.e. Kanha Tiger Reserve and Pench Tiger Reserve. Royal Bank of Scotland, interested in working on biodiversity initiated work on the concept of landscape approach for conservation of this corridor. RBS is implementing a sustainable livelihoods project in conjunction with the Madhya Pradesh Forest Department….


GUJARAT, Aga Khan Rural Support Programme

From decentralized water-management to providing bio-gas units for individual households, the programme works for economic empowerment and institution-building in the eastern tribal belt of Gujarat. The project helped develop ownership of common…