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Rajasthan-based NGO bags Alcan Prize

Rajastan-based NGO 'Barefoot College' has won the Alcan prize for sustainability, carrying one million USD.

india Updated: Dec 11, 2006 21:07 IST

Rajasthan-based NGO, Barefoot College, has won the Alcan Prize for sustainability, carrying one million US dollars, for its rural skill-development initiatives.

Barefoot College in Tilonia was selected from among 200 entries from 55 countries, a release from Alcan Inc saidin Chennaion Monday.

The NGO had been imparting among rural population, practical skill-development techniques based on tapping of natural resources to help manage sustainable communities, the release added.

Alcan, a US-based leading global materials company, had instituted the prize in January 2004 to support non-profit organisations, the release said.

First Published: Dec 11, 2006 20:51 IST