Govt invites nominations for Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar

The Government of India invites nominations for the “Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar” for excellence in the field of disaster management. The winners will be declared on 23rd January 2019, on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

Key facts:

Three eligible institutions and individuals will be given the ‘Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskaar’ every year with cash rewards ranging from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 51 lakh.

If the awardee is an institution, it will be given a certificate and a cash prize of Rs 51 lakh and the prize money will be utilized for disaster management-related activities only.

If the awardee is an individual, the person shall receive a certificate and a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh.

An application by an institution does not debar any individual from that institution to apply for the award in his individual capacity.

Eligibility:

Only Indian nationals and Indian institutions can apply for the award.

For institutional awards, voluntary organizations, corporate entities, academic, research institutions, response, uniformed forces or any other institution may apply for the award.

The applicant must have worked in the area of disaster management like prevention, mitigation, preparedness, rescue, response, relief, rehabilitation, research, innovation or early warning related work in India.

The application must be accompanied by details of the work done in disaster management and must highlight achievements in any one or more of the areas like saving human lives, reduction in the impact of disasters on lives, livestock, livelihoods, property, society, economy, or environment.

Mobilization and provision of resources for effective response during disasters, immediate relief work in disaster-hit areas and communities, effective and innovative use of technology in any field of disaster management and disaster mitigation initiatives in hazard-prone areas are some of the other criteria.

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