Tribune News Service
Shimla, July 13
Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh will present the State Environment Leadership Awards-2017 in a prize distribution ceremony organised by the Department of Environment, Science and Technology, Himachal Pradesh, on July 15.
The Chief Minister will also unveil a book “Compilation of best practices on Environmental Excellence”. This publication is a compilation of the best practices adopted by awardees for protection of environment and has the potential to show the path to others. It will serve to motivate citizens to follow sustainable ways that are respectful of nature and environment.
The annual Himachal Pradesh Environment Leadership Awards is open to urban local body excellence in municipal solid waste management, hospitals in bio-medical waste management, hotels or resorts, academic institution (other than schools), schools, office premises, industries, panchayats, resident welfare societies, restaurants, bus stands, railway stations/airports.
The event will also include presentations on the best practices being implemented by various stakeholders in different fields with respect to environment protection. The awards will be in the form of citation along with a cash prize of Rs 50,000 as first prize and Rs 25,000 as second prize.
The government has introduced ‘Himachal Pradesh Environment Leadership Awards’ to be conferred annually to recognise the outstanding contribution by institutions or individuals in promotion of environment protection and conservation and sustainable development through inspiring and exemplary initiatives, vision, transformative action on their own. The individuals, NGOs, institutions from various categories have been shortlisted for the award through a competitive process.
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