The Ashden India Renewable Energy Collective (AIREC) is the network of India-based winners of the prestigious Ashden Awards. The Ashden Awards are international awards given to organisations promoting pro-poor and sustainable energy interventions. The Collective has 20 organisations and entrepreneurs as its members. ITPI received Ashden award in 2004 for its work on watermills. It worked with ‘Watermillers Association of Chamoli in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand to upgrade 70 traditional watermills to increase their daily output, and hence, the income of the watermiller.