INDIRA GANDHI PARYAVARAN PURASKAR (IGPP)

Regulations Governing the Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Purashkar [pdf]

Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Purashkar 2012 - English - Prescribed format for nomination [ pdf], and [ word]

List of Regional Offices of the Ministry of Environment [pdf]

Introduction:

IGPP Award was instituted in 1987 by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Government of India. This national prize on environment is named after the former Prime Minister of India late Shrimati Indira Gandhi and shall be known as 'Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar'.

The prize will be given each year on any environment related occasion for significant contributions in the field of environment, which are recognized as having measurable impact on the protection/overall improvement of the environment.

Nature of the Prize:

From the year 2009 onwards, two prizes of Rs. 5.00 lakh each along with silver lotus trophy under the organization category, and three prizes of Rs. 5.00 lakh, Rs. 3.00 lakh and Rs. 2.00 lakh respectively to individuals in individual category along with silver lotus trophy shall be given annually.

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Eligibility:

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 reclaimation,water treatment,air purification,etc.
  7. Environmental Education.
  8. Creating awareness of environmental issues.

The nominations may kindly be sent in hard copy to :


Statistical Adviser
Ministry of Environment and Forests
Room No. 906, Paryavaran Bhawan
C.G.O. Complex, Lodhi Road
New Delhi-110 003

 

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Procedure for Submission of Nominations:

Wide publicity shall be given to invite nominations for the Prize each year. The total period of inviting nominations shall be two months from the date of publication of the advertisement. Besides, publishing advertisement in the prominent newspapers for adequate publicity, a circular inviting nominations shall also be sent to all the Secretaries concerned in the Government of India, all the Chief Secretaries/Administrators of the States/Union Territories for wider circulation of the advertisement. The advertisement shall also be given on the website of the Ministry. Any citizen of India having at least 10 years' work experience in the field of environment (substantiated in support of his experience by published/field work) /NGO working in the field of environment with at least five years experience /Environment and Forests Department of States/UTs /State Pollution Control Boards /District Collector /Magistrate; can propose a name of any citizen or organization of India who has at least five years working experience in the field of environment. Self nomination and nomination proposed by relatives will not be considered. The nominations may be accompanied by the following details:

  1. Name and address of the Nominee.
  2. Area of work.
  3. Significant contributions made by the nominee.
  4. Measurable impact or likely impact of the Nominee's work in the field of environment.

The advertisement will be issued on 15th July every year. The last date for receipt of nominations shall be 15th September every year. The nominations signed by proposer should be sent in hard copy or through E-mail to the Adviser, EI- Division, Ministry of Environment and Forests. CGO Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi-110003.

Prescribed Format for Nomination

  1. Name and address of the nominee/organization:
  2. Name of the Proposer:
  3. Age of the Nominee (in case of individual):
  4. Present employment of the nominee (in case of individual):
  5. Type of organization (in case of organization):
  6. Details of previous award received(if any):
  7. Details of significant contributions made by nominee/organization proposed:
  8. Details of funds received during the last 3 years prior to the year of nomination:

 

The nominations may kindly be sent in hard copy to :


Statistical Adviser
Ministry of Environment and Forests
Room No.906, Paryavaran Bhawan
C.G.O. Complex, Lodhi Road
New Delhi-110 003
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Environmental Prize Committee:

On receipt of short listed nominations and duly verified by the Regional Offices of the Ministry, the Ministry of Environment and Forests shall circulate to Members of the Prize Committee such list of nominees along with detailed statement of works and attainment of each candidate/ organization. The Committee shall have 7 members as given below:

  1. Vice-President of India(Chairman)
  2. Speaker of Lok Sabha
  3. Minister for Environment and Forests
  4. 3 Expert Members *
  5. Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Forests will act as Member -Secretary to the Prize Committee

Note: * - The Ministry of Environment and Forests will prepare annually a panel of 9 Expert Members consisting of legal experts, scientists, industrialists etc. The panel will not include any government official. The three expert members will be chosen out of this panel of nine with the approval of the Prime Minister.

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Criteria for Selection:

The Prize committee would, among other things, take into account the following criteria for contribution and merits of the nominee's work in the area of environment.

  1. Replicability
  2. Innvovativeness/creativity
  3. Target groups:
  4. Over and above call of duty
  5. Tangible impact in relation to resources employed (spread and intensity)
  6. Educative value
  7. Sustainability (financial, ecological and social)

However, the Prize Committee would make its independent assessment keeping in mind these criteria and any other relevant information available with them.

The Prize Committee can also suggest/select any Individual or Organisation for which the nomination might, or might not have been received for the year(s) under consideration.

The prize may be withheld by the Government in any year, if in the opinion of the Committee, no meritorious nomination is received.

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Presentation:

Prize will be given at a formal ceremony to be arranged by the Ministry of Environment and Forests on any occasion related to environment each year. At the ceremony citation on the recipients of the Award will be read out. The recipients of the Award may deliver and address on the occasion highlighting the importance and relevance of their works.

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List of Awardees:

Sr. No.

Year

Category

Nomination Selected

1

1987

Organisation

Bombay Natural History Society, Bombay

2

1988

Organisation

Kerala Sastra Sahitya Parishad, Kerala.

3

1989

Organisation

Samaj Parivartan Samudaya, Dharwad.

4

1990

Individual

Shri Sant Kumar Bishnoi.

5

1991

Individual

Shri S. P. Godrej

6

1991

Organisation

Dasholi Gram Swarajya Mandal, Garhwal.

7

1992

Individual

Dr. Shrivaram Karnath K., Dakshin Kannada Karnataka,

8

1992

Organisation

127-Infantry Batalion (T.A), Ecological, Dehradun (U.P)

9

1993

Individual

Dr. T. N. Khoshoo, New Delhi

10

1993

Organisation

Young Mizo Association, Mizoram,

11

1994

Individual

Smt. Radha Behn, General Secretary, Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust, Kasturba Gram, Indore (MP)

12

1994

Organisation

Tarun Bharat Sangh, Bheekampura, Kishori, Via Thanagaji, Alwar, Rajasthan.

13

1995

Individual

Shri Natwarbhai Thakkar, Nagaland Gandhi Ashram, Mokokchung, Nagaland.

14

1995

Organisation

Mechanised Infantry Regimental Centre, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra.

15

1996

Individual

Shri Anupam Mishra, Gandhi Peace Foundation, 221-223, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg, New Delhi.

16

1996

Organisation

CPR Environmental Education Centre, No. I Eldams Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

17

1997

Individual

Shri J. C. Daniel, Hony. Member, Bombay Natural History Society, Hornbill House, Dr. Salim Ali Chowk, Shaheed Bhaga Singh Road, Bombay.

18

1997

Organisation

Centre for Environment Education, Nehru Foundation for Development, Thaltej, Tekra, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

19

1998

Individual

Shri Jagdish Ranganath Gudbole, 6 Shree Apartments, 917/16, Ganesh Wadi, Pune- 411004.

20

1998

Organisation

The Barefoot Collage, SWRC- Tilonia, Madanganj, Ajmer, Rajasthan.

21

1999

Individual

Shri Piare Lal, Pragati Biotechnologies, 666, Urban Estate, Phase II, Jallandhar City, Punjab.

22

1999

Organisation

The Ryan Foundation, (St. Kavier's Group of Schools & Ryan International Schools), Asha Nagar Poison, Kandivilli (E), Mumbai.

23

2000

(Posthumously) Individual Category

Dr. Ramesh Bedi

24

2000

Organisation Category

Captive Power Plant Division, National Aluminium Co. Ltd., Angul, Orissa.

25

2001

Individual Category

Shri. Girish Gandhi

26

2001

Organisation Category

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, Tirupati

27

2002

Individual Category (Posthumously)

Dr. K.M. Mathew, Kodaikanal

28

2002

Organisation Category

The Chilika Development Authority

29

2003

Individual Category

Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak

30

2003

Organisation Category

The Garhwal Rifles Regimental Centre, Lansdowne

31

2004

Individual Category

Ms. Jyotsna Sitling

32

2004

Organisation Category

Malyala Manorama

33

2005

Organisation Category

Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Maharashtra

34

2005

Individual Category

Shri Jagdish Baba, Uttarakhand

35

2005

Individual Category

Dr. Amrita Patel, Gujarat

36

2006

Organisation Category

Bongai Gaon Refinery (IOC), Chirang, Assam (Jointly)

37

2006

Organisation Category

130 Infantry Battalion (TA) Ecological, Uttarakhand (Jointly)

38

2006

Individual Category

Dr. J. Raghava Rao, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

39

2006

Individual Category

Smt. S. Annapurna, Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh

40

2007

Organisation Category

BAIF Institute for Rural Development, Tiptur, Karnataka (Jointly)

41

2007

Organisation Category

Antoday NDSMEBK Samiti, Lucknow, UP (Jointly)

42

2007

Individual Category

Shri Afzal Khatri & Smt. Nusrat Khatri, Mumbai, Maharashtra

43

2007

Inidividual Category

Dr. Rachna Guar, Rajsamand, Rajasthan

44

2008

Organisation Category

ISHA Foundation, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

45

2009

Organisation Category

Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited, Neyveli, Tamil Nadu

46

2009

Organisation Category

Care Earth, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

47

2009

Individual Category

Prof. C.R. Babu, New Delhi

48

 

2009

Individual Category

Shri Vijay Jardhari, Jardhargaon, Uttarakhand

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Contact Us:


EI Division
Ministry of Environment and Forests
Paryavaran Bhawan
C.G.O. Complex, Lodhi Road
New Delhi-110 003

(INDIA).