In order to commemorate the memory of the great wildlife conservationist of the
country, i.e., Dr. Salim Ali to inspire and promote, particularly the younger
generation of wildlife managers and scientists for taking up
research/experimental projects aimed at conservation of the rich wildlife
heritage of this country, the Govt. of India, Ministry of Environment and
Forests has decided to award the fellowship alternatively each year. Dr. Salim
Ali National Wildlife Fellowship Award, 2011 for, Research/experimental project
on avian wildlife is due for award. The fellowship will be awarded normally for
a period of two years at the rate of Rs. 4000/-per month. In addition, an
amount of Rs.18,000/- per annum will be paid for meeting the contingent
expenditure. Only Indian citizens engaged in wildlife management/research are
eligible. Preference would be given to the officials of the State/UT Forest and
Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar (IGPP) is awarded each year to Indian
nationals or any Indian organisation for significant contributions in the field
of environment, which are recognised as having a measurable impact on the
protection/overall improvement of the environment. The award under the
organisation category carries two cash prizes of Rupees Five lakh each, and
under the individual category three prizes of Rupees Five lakh, Rupees Three
lakh and Rupees Two lakh each.
Indira Priyadarshini Vriksha Mitra Awards are given to individuals and
institutions who have done pioneering and exemplary work in the field of
afforestation and wasteland development. A cash award of Rupees Two lakh
fifty thousand is presented to individuals/institutions in four catergories.
Pitambar Pant National Environment Fellowship Award and B.P. Pal National
Environment Fellowship Award for Biodiversity
The National Fellowships are given each year to one scientist/expert of
Indian nationality in recognition of significant research and development
contributions in the fields of environmental sciences and biodiversity. The
duration of the fellowship is two years.
Shri Kailash Sankhla National Wildlife Fellowship Award
To commemorate the memory of the great wildlife conservationist of the country,
Shri Kailash Sankhla to inspire and promote, particularly the younger generation of wildlife
managers and scientists for taking up research/experimental projects aimed at conservation of
the rich wildlife heritage of this country, the Govt. of India, Ministry of Environment and
Forests has decided to award the fellowship every alternate year. Shri Kailash Sankhla
National Wildlife Fellowship Award, 2012 for, Research/experimental project on mammalian
wildlife is due for award.
National Awards for Excellence in Forestry by ICFRE
National Awards for Excellence in Forestry are given to Indian nationals for
original and outstanding work/research in the fields of forestry education,
research and extension by the Indian Council of Forestry Research and
Education (ICFRE). Four awards are presented under this category with each
award carrying a sum of Rupees One lakh.
This award is given to Indian authors each year to encourage original works
in Hindi on environment and its related subjects such as wildlife, water
resources and conservation. Four cash awards are presented under this
Environmental Information System (ENVIS) is a decentralised nationwide
network of 85 nodes integrated to collect, collate and disseminate
information on the status of the country's environment. In order to encourage
and recognise the achievements of these centres, a Best ENVIS Centre Award
was instituted in 2004. This award is given once in every two years. A cash
award of Rupees 50,000 is presented along with a certificate.
M.Tech. Programme on 'Environmental Management of Rivers & Lakes'
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee has been offering a 2-year M.Tech. Programme on 'Environmental Management of Rivers & Lakes' sponsored by this Ministry from academic year 2004-05.
Admission in this programme is open for in-service/sponsored candidates from State and Central agencies as well as GATE qualified fresh candidates.
In September 1992, the Ministry of Environment & Forests provided a
one-time endowment of Rupees 6 lakh to institute a Desert Ecology Fellowship at
the University of Jodhpur in recognition of the Bishnoi community's
contribution to nature conservation and to encourage studies in this field. The
fellowship carries a monthly stipend of Rupees 3,500 and a contingency grant of
Rupees 1,000 per month.
award is given for significant contribution in the field of wildlife
protection, which is recognised as having shown exemplary courage or having
done exemplary work for the protection of wildlife. A cash award of Rupees One
lakh is presented to individuals/institutions involved in wildlife protection.
In order to promote excellent work in taxonomy and encourage young students
and scholars to work in this field, the E.K. Janaki Ammal Award was
instituted in the year 1999. Two awards, for outstanding work in Botanical
and Zoological Taxanomy including work done in Micro-organisms are eligible
for consideration under either of the two categories - E.K. Janaki Ammal
National Award on Plant Taxonomy and E.K. Janaki Ammal National Award on
Animal Taxonomy respectively.
Invitation of Nominations for 'National Award for Prevention of Pollution' for 2011-2012
This award was instituted in 1992 and is given to 18 large scale industrial
units and 5 small scale industrial units annually for meeting pollution
prevention goals and taking substantial and consistent steps for
environmental improvement. The award consists of a trophy, a citation and
Rupees One lakh each.
Invitation of Nominations for 'Rajiv Gandhi Environment Award for Clean Technology' for 2012-2013
This award is given to industrial units that make a significant contribution
towards the development of new, or the innovative modification of existing,
technologies or adoption and use of clean technologies and practices that substantially reduce or prevent
environmental pollution. The award consist of a cash prize of Rupees Two lakh, trophy and citation.
Paryavaran Aur Van Mantralaya Vishisht Vaigyanik Puraskar
This award was instituted in 1991-92 as an incentive to Group 'A'
Scientists of the Ministry and its associated formations. The award
consists of a cash prize of Rupees 20,000 and is awarded to two scientists
The Rajiv Gandhi Wildlife Conservation Award is given annually for
significant contribution in the field of wildlife conservation which has
made, or has the potential to make, a major impact on the protection and
conservation of wildlife in the country. Two awards of Rupees One lakh are
given to education and research institutions, forest and
wildlife officers/research scholars or scientists/wildlife
This new programme will provide our most promising young scientists
desirous of working in the forefront of environmental sciences,
engineering and technology, the opportunity to do cutting-edge research
on critical environmental issues in collaboration with leading institutes
and scientists in India and the world. It will provide 10 young
scientists under the age of 35 (age limit is extendable to 40 in
exceptional cases), with a generous fellowship and institutional support
to undertake this research. Each fellow would be attached to an
institution which will sign an MoU with the Ministry. The selection of
the fellows and the thrust areas for research will be done by a
Management Committee headed by Dr. K Kasturirangan, Member, Planning
Commission, and comprising of eminent scientists.
This programme will allow young Indian scientists to enhance their areas
of expertise under the mentorship of the leading scientists in the world
today, and will help create a cadre of top class Indian environmental
scientists for the future. The knowledge emerging from the research work
under this programme will help inform our environmental policy agenda,
ensuring that it is based on rigorous science.