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  SELECTION CRITERIA: Himachal Pradesh Environment Leadership Awards
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The domain for selection of awardees shall be based on following consideration:-

  1. Entities, organization dealing/involved in management of Municipal Solid Waste Management in Himachal Pradesh at Panchayat & ULB level.
  2. All government, private hospitals involved in management of Bio-Medical Waste Management having bed capacity 100 or more.
  3. Hotel/ Resorts with minimum 25 rooms involved and practicing in house management of MSW, Waste Water, greening, plantation.
  4. Academic Institution involved in energy savings, green initiatives etc.
  5. Office and Residence/ Resident Welfare Society Premises with green initiatives energy savings, MSW, 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) practice.
  6. Industry involved in green initiatives, management of ETP, MSW, HSW, Energy saving, waste water reuse etc.

The eligibility for the awards shall be based on the following broad considerations and the participating entities would have to give details covering the following points to be scrutinized by the Screening Committee: -

A. The participating entities would have to give details covering the following points with documentary proof with in stipulated period:

  1. Success in defining environmental pollution needs meeting pollution prevention goals, and overall improvements to the quality of air, water and land,
  2. Soundness of approach, scientific design, and co-effectiveness,
  3. Abatement, including reduction, reuse, recycling or any beneficial use of waste generated,
  4. Substantial and steady reduction in the effluents and emissions in the year,
  5. Reduction of risk to the community living in the vicinity of units handling hazardous chemicals,
  6. Any other identifiable specific and significant contribution towards the manufacture of environment friendly products and development and use of environmentally sound technologies,
  7. Substantial and continuing steps for environmental improvement and,
  8. Any other identifiable specific and significant contribution towards the manufacture of environment friendly products and development and use of environmentally sound technologies and aspects such as voluntary afforestaion and even pioneering work in research towards environment friendly technology and maximum amount of recycling possible in that category of industries. These steps will include substantial and continuing steps for environmental improvement and any other item which would be indicative of the corporate philosophy of the company towards positive environment management.

B. Award will be granted each year to the institutions which make a significant and measurable contribution towards development or use of clean technologies, products or practices that contribute towards environment protection and find innovative solutions to environmental problems. The earlier Awardees shall be eligible to participate only after 2 years i.e. in 3rd year.

C. The activities can include new technologies that save energy or other resources, product reformulation or substitution to use fewer polluting material and modification and new processes which reduce pollution and contribute towards environment protection and conservation.

D. The significance of the contribution both in qualitative and quantitative terms, as well as measurable impact on the environment will be major criteria for selection. The quantitative factors are primarily aimed at measuring the reduction in emissions and effluents per unit of output. The qualitative factors will assess the efforts initiated by the management to make abatement of pollution an essential ingredient of the manufacturing process and thereby ensure environment improvement on a continuing basis. An industrial unit which is not meeting the standards prescribed will not be eligible for the award.

E. An institution applying for the claim of award must introduce environmental protection system comprising a policy defined for the units as a whole, an environmental programme for the site concerned and a management system defining the organizational measures and working procedures required to implement and supervise the initiative. The management should include an environmental audit programme.

 




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