MoEFCC Invites Nominations for the Award of IGPP 2014

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The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of India invite nominations from Indian citizens and organisations for the award of the ‘Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar (IGPP)’ for the year 2014. The award is given to honour individuals and organisations who have done outstanding work towards the protection/ overall improvement of the environment. Two prizes of Rs. 5 lakh each along with silver lotus trophy is awarded under the organization category and three prizes of Rs. 5 lakh, Rs. 3 lakh and Rs. 2 lakh are awarded to individuals in individual category along with silver lotus trophy as part of the IGPP.

Who is eligible:
Any citizen of India or Indian organisation engaged in the Scientific Work/Field Work for the cause of protection of environment is eligible. There is no age limit for individuals. The term ‘Environment’ shall be interpreted in broadest sense possible. Following is an indicative but not exhaustive list of work areas concerned:

  1. Prevention of Pollution
  2. Conservation of Natural Resources
  3. Rational use of Depletable Resources
  4. Environmental Planning and Management
  5. Environmental Impact Assessment
  6. Outstanding field work (innovative research work) for Enrichment of Environment e.g. afforestation, land reclamation, water treatment, air purification , etc. vii . Environmental Education
  7. Creating Awareness on Environmental Issues

Please note that self-nominations or nominations by relatives will not be considered as legitimate nomination. Click here to Download the Proforma for Nomination. Click here to Download the Regulations Governing the IGPP 2014. Last Date for receipt of nominations is 29th September, 2014.

Nominations, duly signed by the proposer and completed in all respects in the prescribed proforma (and superscribed “Nomination for IGPP – 2014”), should be sent to:

Economic Adviser (EI-Division),
Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change
6th Floor, ‘Vayu Wing’, Indira Paryavaran Bhavan
Jor Bagh Road, New Delhi – 110003

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