The Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) has, under its Medini Puraskar Yojana for promoting writing of books originally in Hindi on Environment and related subjects, e.g. Forests, Wildlife, Pollution and Water Resources, etc. invited entries from Indian authors for the year 2009. Books published between 1st January 2007 and 31st December 2009 and containing at least 100 printed pages would be accepted for consideration for awards.
The prizes for the first, second and third best books are Rs. 31,000/-, Rs. 25,000/- and Rs. 20,000/- respectively. A consolation prize of Rs. 15,000/- has also been allocated for the next best entry. Any book which has already received an award, subsidy or any financial assistance under any similar scheme operated by the Govt. or any other organization would is not eligible for consideration of the said award.
Any Indian author who is eligible can send her/his entries, duly filed in the prescribed proforma available at the MoEF website, along with seven copies of her/his book. The last date for receiving entries is 30th July, 2010. The entries can be mailed to the following address:
M/O Environment & Forests
Paryavaran Bhawan, Room No. 625
CGO Complex, Lodhi Road
New Delhi – 110003