The journey began on World Environment Day is about to reach its destination. Earth Care Awards, the joint initiative of JSW- Times of India. TERRE Policy Centre as outreach Partner for the Awards and CEE is knowledge partner. It is the 8th edition of the Awards andhad the final Jury meeting on 16th March at Pune.
The Jury meeting had a gracious and respectful guidance of Dr Raghunath Mashelkar, President-Global Research Alliance as the chairperson. The other jury members included many eminent personalities namely Mr Rajendra Shende- Chairman, TERRE Policy Centre, Mr Kartikeya Sarabhai- CEE,Mrs Anita Benninger- CDSA, Dr Suhas Wani- ICRISAT Development Centre, Dr Rakesh Kumar- NEERI, Mr Ravinder Pal Singh - WWF, Mrs Seem Arora -CII. TERRE Policy Centre's Founder President Dr Vinitaa Apte was also presented at the meeting.
There are 4 categories of the awards and a total of 267 application received. Out of 270, ECA team has selected 19 applications for on field assessment for learning and understanding their technique in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation. And after visiting to 19 Applicants, 12 applications were presented to the Jury Panel. Out of 12 applications, 9 is getting Awards this year. The Award Ceremony is going to be held on 17th April at Delhi.