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In reverential memory of late Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, in the year 1987, instituted an award called the Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar to give recognition to those having made or have the potential to make measurable and major impact in the protection of environment. In the beginning, one cash prize of ₹ 1,00,000/- was awarded to either an individual or an organization of India in recognition of their exceptional and outstanding contributions in the field of environment. Presently, the award comprises of two prizes of ₹ 5,00,000/- each under ‘Organization Category’ and three prizes of ₹ 5,00,000/-, ₹ 3,00,000/- and ₹ 2,00,000/- each under ‘Individual Category’. Along with the cash prize, each awardee is given a Silver Lotus Trophy, Scroll and Citation. The award is given annually and an advertisement inviting nominations for IGPP is released every year on 15th of July in national dailies with regional coverage.

As per the Regulations governing IGPP', revised in 2010, 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 Departments of States/UTs/State Pollution Control Board/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. There is no age limit for nomination of individual. However, self nominations and nominations proposed by relatives are not considered.

Shortlisting of nominations received for IGPP is carried out by three Expert Members, selected by the Prime Minister’s Office, out of a panel of 9 eminent environmentalists/ persons prepared by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. Selection of awardees out of the shortlisted nominations is done by the Environmental Prize Committee constituted under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Vice President of India.

While selecting the awardees the term "environment' is interpreted in the broadest sense possible and comprising of following areas of work:

  • Prevention of pollution
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Rational use of depletable resources
  • Environmental planning and management
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Outstanding field work (innovative research work) for enrichment of environment e.g. afforestation, land reclamation, water treatment, air purification etc. 
  • Environmental education
  • Creating awareness of environmental issues

Committees/ Commissions

The Environmental Prize Committee for the Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar (IGPP) has the following composition:

1.

Vice-President of India

Chairperson

2.

Speaker of Lok Sabha

Member

3.

Minister for Environment and Forests

Member

4.

Expert Members

Members

5.

Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Member Secretary

The Committee was re-constituted on 7 February, 2014 with the introduction of 3 fresh Expert Members selected by the Prime Minister of India. The Committee henceforth will have a tenure of 2 years.

List of Previous Awardees of Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar (IGPP)

S. No.

Year

Category

IGPP Awardee

1   

1987

Organization

Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai, Maharashtra

2   

1988

Organization

Kerala Sastra Sahitya Parishad, Kerala

3   

1989

Organization

Samaj Parivartana Samudaya, Dharwad, Karnataka

4   

1990

Individual

Shri Sant Kumar Bishnoi, Punjab

(Associated with All India Jeev Raksha Bishnoi Sabha)

5   

1991

Individual

Shri S. P. Godrej  (Associated with World Wide Fund for Nature)

6   

1991

Organization

Dasholi Gram Swarajya Mandal, Garhwal, Uttarakhand

7   

1992

Individual

Dr. Shivarama Karanth K., Dakshin Kannada, Karnataka

8   

1992

Organization

127-Infantry Battalion (T.A.) Ecological, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

9   

1993

Individual

Dr. T. N. Khoshoo, New Delhi

10     

1993

Organization

Young Mizo Association, Mizoram

11     

1994

Individual

Smt. Radha Bhatt, Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

12     

1994

Organization

Tarun Bharat Sangh, Alwar, Rajasthan

13     

1995

Individual

Shri Natwar Thakkar, Nagaland Gandhi Ashram, Mokokchung, Nagaland

14     

1995

Organization

Mechanised Infantry Regimental Centre, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra

15     

1996

Individual

Shri Anupam Mishra, Gandhi Peace Foundation, New Delhi

16     

1996

Organization

C.P.R. Environmental Education Centre, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

17     

1997

Individual

Shri J. C. Daniel, Mumbai, Maharashtra

18     

1997

Organization

Centre for Environment Education, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

19     

1998

Individual

Shri Jagdish Ranganath Godbole, Pune, Maharashtra

20     

1998

Organization

The Barefoot College of Social Work Research Centre, Ajmer, Rajasthan

21     

1999

Individual

Shri Piare Lal, Jallandhar, Punjab

22     

1999

Organization

Ryan Foundation, Mumbai, Maharashtra

23     

2000

Individual

Dr. Ramesh Bedi (Posthumously), Punjab

24     

2000

Organization

Captive Power Plant, National Aluminium Co.Ltd., Angul, Odisha

25     

2001

Individual

Shri. Girish Gandhi, Maharashtra

26     

2001

Organization

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh

27     

2002

Individual

Rev. Fr. Koyapillil Mathai Matthew, SJ (Posthumously), Kodaikannal, Tamil Nadu

28     

2002

Organization

Chilika Development Authority, Odisha

29     

2003

Individual

Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, New Delhi

30     

2003

Organization

The Garhwal Rifles Regimental Centre, Lansdowne, Uttarakhand

31     

2004

Individual

Ms. Jyotsna Sitling, Uttarakhand

32     

2004

Organization

Malayala Manorama, Kerala

33     

2005

Organization

Sant Gadge Baba Amrawati University, Amrawati, Maharashtra

34     

2005

Individual

Shri Jagadish Babla, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

35     

2005

Individual

Dr. Amrita Patel, Anand, Gujarat

36     

2006

Organization

Bongaigaon Refinery (IOCL), Chirang, Assam (Jointly)

37     

2006

Organization

130 Infantry Battalion (T.A.) Ecological, Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand (Jointly)

38     

2006

Individual

Dr. J. Raghava Rao, Chennai , Tamil Nadu

39     

2006

Individual

Smt. S. Annapurna, Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh

40     

2007

Organization

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

41     

2007

Organization

Antoday Nirbal Durbal Shoshit Mahila Evam Bal Uthaan Kalyan Samiti, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh (Jointly)

42     

2007

Individual

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

43     

2007

Individual

Dr. Rachna Gaur, Rajsamand, Rajasthan

44     

2008

Organization

ISHA Foundation, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

45     

2009

Organization

Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited, Neyveli, Tamil Nadu

46     

2009

Organization

Care Earth, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

47     

2009

Individual

Prof. C. R. Babu, New Delhi

48     

2009

Individual

Shri Vijay Jardhari, Jardhargaon, Uttarakhand

49     

2010

Organization

21st Battalion, the Jat Regiment, Assam

50     

2010

Organization

Joygopalpur Gram Vikas Kendra, 24 Parganas (South), West Bengal

51     

2010

Individual

Dr. Anil Sharma, Sirmour, Himachal Pradesh

52     

2010

Individual

Shri Kartick Satyanarayanan, New Delhi

53     

2010

Individual

Dr. N. Ramesh, Puducherry

54     

2011 Organization Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd. (IFFCO), Phulpur Unit, Uttar Pradesh

55     

2011 Organization 128 Infantry Battalion (TA) Ecological Rajputana Rifles, Rajasthan

56     

2011 Individual Shri Ramesh Sharma, Chhattisgarh

57     

2011 Individual Shri Sharda Prasad Singh, Uttar Pradesh

58     

2011 Individual Shri Sachchidanand Bharati, Uttarakhand

59     

2012 Organization Aaranyak, Assam

60     

2012 Organization Durgapur Steel Plant, West Bengal

61     

2012 Individual Shri Biswajit Mukherjee, West Bengal

62     

2012 Individual Shri Jigmet Takpa, Jammu & Kashmir

63     

2012 Individual Smt.Seema S. Redkar, Maharashtra

 

Regulations Governing the Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar

Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar 2014: Advertisement Hindi | English || Nomination Proforma Hindi | English

List of Regional Offices of the Ministry of Environment

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