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Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India has invited entries from Indian authors under the 'Medini Puraskar Yojana' given for promoting writing of books originally in Hindi on Environment and related subjects.
The subject of the publication can be one among (i) Environment Protection (ii) Pollution Control (iii) Environmental Impact Assessment (iv) Ecological Restoration and Development (v) Forest Conservation (vi) Forest Resources and Development (vii) Protection of Wildlife (viii) Bio-diversity (ix) Climate Change (x) Conservation of Nature and Biosphere Reserve (xi) Environment Education or (xii) Nature & Environment related topics/subjects etc.
Cash awards to be given under the scheme are (i) First prize of Rs. 1,00,000/- (ii) Second prize of Rs. 75,000/- (iii) Third prize of Rs. 50,000/- (iv) Consolation prize of Rs. 25,000/-
Original books published after April, 2018 but by 31 March, 2021 and having at least 100 printed pages of dimai size would be accepted for consideration for awards. Any book which has received any award, subsidy or any financial assistance under any similar scheme, being operated by Government of India or any State Government or any organisation would not be eligible for consideration for the said award. Authors, whose books have already been awarded by the Ministry, would not be eligible for participating under the scheme for the next three years.
Entries can be submitted in the prescribed proforma which is given in the Notification along with seven copies of his/her book, to reach 'Director (OL) Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Room No. P227, Indira Paryavaran Bhawan, Jor Bagh Road, Aliganj, New Delhi-110003' latest by 15th May, 2021.
For detailed Notification visit http://moef.gov.in/en/whats-new/