In 1991, Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak was conferred Padma Bhushan, which is the third highest civilian award in the Republic of India,he was awarded the title by the President of India.
His holiness Pope John Paul –II gave audience to Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak before being awarded International St. Francis Prize for the Environment (Canticle of all creatures) in 1992.
The Dubai Municipality and UNCHS (HABITAT) awarded Sulabh ‘Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment’ out of 1125 entries in the year 2000.
Bindeshwar Pathak receiving the UNEP Global 500 Roll of Honour Award for 2003 from Hon’ble Mr. Fares Bouez, Lebanese Minister of Environment. Hon’ble Mr. Klaus Topfer, Executive Director of UNEP is on the right.