INDIRA PRIYADARSHINI VRIKSHA MITRA (IPVM) AWARDS 2011
Nominations are invited for Indira Priyadarshini Vriksha Mitra (IPVM) Awards for the years 2011 from individuals and institutions who have done pioneering and exemplary work in the field of afforestation and wasteland development. The key features are:
a) Award of Rs. 2,50,000/- (Two lakhs fifty thousands only) in cash alongwith medallions and citations, will be given to persons/institutions in seven categories (see proforma).
b) Nominations for the work in the field of afforestation and wasteland development will be considered and assessed on the basis of criteria like replicability, innovativeness/creativity, setting up of grassroot level organizations, soil and moisture conservation work and other related activities, target groups like women/weaker sections of society, people in inaccessible/remote areas, work being done over and above the call of duty/involving personal courage, tangible impact in relation to resources mobilized, educative and awareness creating values, etc.
c) The nominations from Individuals – Forest Officers, Institutions/Organizations under Government should be sponsored by the concerned Government Agencies, and should be forwarded by the Head of the Department/ Institution/Organization with his/her comments and sent to the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests of the concerned State for overall assessment
The nominations of Individuals (other than Forest Officers)/Joint Forest Management Committees/Non-profit making Voluntary Organisations(NGOs)/Corporate Sector(Public/Private Sector Agencies)/Eco Clubs (covered under National Green Corps Programme of the Ministry of Environment & Forests) should be sponsored by the concerned Government Agencies/Registered NGOs and should be sent to the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests of the concerned State for overall assessment.
d) An awardee of IPVM award in the immediately preceding three years will not be eligible. An applicant may receive a maximum of three IPVM awards altogether in any of the categories taken together with a minimum cooling off period of three years between the two awards.
e) Nominee’s work for a period of last three years ending 31st December of the preceding year will be considered for this award.
f) Nominations with predominance of horticulture species will not be regarded as eligible since horticulture species have a definite commercial slant.
g) In case of corporate sector, the extent of mandatory plantation to be done by the applicants under compensatory afforestation or under the provision of the Environment Protection Act shall be separately ascertained and excluded from the area of plantation for consideration of award.
h) Tree planting undertaken purely on commercial basis by applicant including corporate sector will not be regarded as eligible for consideration for the award. The tree planting activity should clearly reflect the social responsibility of the applicant including that of the Corporate Sector.
i) Special recognition will be given to applicants who bring area with fly ash under the plantation.
j) Applications under the following conditions will be rendered ineligible:
a. Nominations not forwarded / sponsored as prescribed in para (c) above will not be considered
b. Nominations not received in prescribed proforma / incomplete in any respect and /or received after the last date will not be considered
c. Applicants found to be suppressing information or giving false and misleading information would be disqualified for grant of IPVM or any other award of the Ministry.
Proforma for nomination can be downloaded from the Ministry’s website www.moef.nic.in or www.naeb.nic.in or obtained from the Reception Desk of the Ministry at Paryavaran Bhawan or from the Regional Centres of the Ministry (addresses of Regional Centres are given at the end of the Proforma). Nominations, only in hard copy, can be sent by post to the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests of the concerned State/UT, duly sponsored and with the comments of the Head of Department/Institutions/Organisations (in the case of Government Servants, Institutions/Organizations under Government) so as to reach him on or before 31st May, 2011. The Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, in turn, may forward the same with overall assessment to the Deputy Secretary (NAEB), Ministry of Environment and Forests, 7th Floor, Room No. 706, Paryavaran Bhawan, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110 510 on or before 30th June, 2011.
The address list of the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests is available in the Ministry’s website at www.moef.nic.in or www.naeb.nic.in.
For details visit: http://moef.nic.in/index.php