Ishan was one of the receivers of the WATER MANAGEMENT EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2018 and the prize was conferred on him by ASSOCHAM INDIA. His device Pluto was judged as the “Best Innovative Water technology used in Agriculture” and the water management excellence award was presented to Pluto at the National Conference-cum-Expo& Awards in Water Management held on June 28, 2018, at Le Meridien Hotel in New Delhi. Ishan received the trophy from Shri U.P. Singh, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India. Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, was the chief guest at the event.
Other recipients of the WATER MANAGEMENT EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2018 were Pepsico, Honeywell, Aquaguard, KENT RO, Tata, and Warbag.
For addressing the problem of irrigation at times of irregular power supply through his device Pluto that can remotely turn on and turn off the water pump through a phone call and help a farmer water his field from anywhere, anytime, Ishan has been recognized as one of the 16 young changemakers of India by Ashoka, one of the world’s largest networks of leading social entrepreneurs and one of the top 5 NGOs of the world. With this recognition, Ishan finds his place in the 8th batch of Youth Venturers from India, a collective title given to the young changemakers by Ashoka.