Monday, December 27, 2010

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'. 

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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. 

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. 

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

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



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