IFC's 2010 Client Leadership Award Presented to India's Jain Irrigation.

October 8, 2010— Today, IFC honored India's Jain Irrigation Systems Limited with the annual IFC Client Leadership Award, noting the company's pioneering work to promote sustainable agriculture and raise farmers' incomes through the efficient use of water, energy, and fertilizer.

At a ceremony in Washington, D.C., during the Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, IFC Executive Vice President and CEO Lars Thunell presented the award to Jain Managing Director Anil Jain.

The award recognizes IFC clients that share IFC's commitment to socially and environmentally sustainable development and demonstrate innovation, operational excellence, and strong corporate governance.

"We in Jain feel deeply honored," Anil Jain said. "The IFC Client Leadership Award recognizes our pioneering efforts in increasing agriculture productivity for small farmers and our vision of leave this world better than you found it."

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For more information contact:

Irina Likhachova
Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 (202) 473-1813

Minakshi Seth
New Delhi, India
Phone: +91 11 4111 1000