GIAN received the National Award for Technology Business Incubation for the year 2003. It shares this honour with Dr Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Telecommunications and Computer Networks (TeNet) Group, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai.
"Mansukhbhai Jagani is not your typical inventor. He dropped out of school at the age of 10 due to financial hardship. After working at the family farm in India's western state of Gujarat, he moved to Surat to work in the diamond-cutting industry there. At 18, Mr Jagani returned to his village without much hope for the future. But in the 22 years since, he has chalked up three inventions - a motorcycle-driven field cultivator, a seed-cum-fertiliser dispenser and a bicycle-mounted sprayer. The appeal of the products lies in their simplicity."