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WINNERS 2019

CATEGORY 1: GHG Mitigation in Large Scale Enterprise (GMLE)

9th Earth Care Awards recognized Wadi Plant of the ACC Limited as a winner for implementation of geocycle platform to utilize the waste for energy production; development of blended cement for reducing the clinker factor by using the fly ash and slag; and installation of zero liquid discharge plant.

The project contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation, Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy, Goal 13: Climate Action and Goal 15: Life on Land

9th Earth Care Awards recognized Mahindra and Mahindra Limited – Igatpuri Plant as a winner for their initiatives and leadership in achieving carbon neutrality in its sector in India; for being first Indian organization to report its internal carbon cost of $10 per ton of carbon radiated to support ventures required to achieve carbon neutrality; sustaining most part of the year without the need for municipal water supply; company deals with its carbon neutrality commitment with the worldwide non-benefit association Environmental Defence Fund (EDF).

The project contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation, Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy, Goal 13: Climate Action, and Goal 15: Life on Land.

CATEGORY 2: Innovation for Climate Action

9th Earth Care Awards recognized the digital forest governance project of Maharashtra Forest Department for adopting an integrated approach to afforestation with IT interventions from plantation planning to post plantation survival monitoring.

The project contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate Action and Goal 15: Life on Land

9th Earth Care Awards commended Pixy Electric Cars Private Limited for their innovative approach in creating an “electric conversion kit” which converts the existing IC engine vehicles to operate on electric power thereby contribution to emission abetment in eco-sensitive forest areas.

The project contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 9: Industry Innovation and Infrastructure and Goal 13: Climate Action, Goal

CATEGORY 3: Leadership in Urban Climate Action

9th Earth Care Awards recognized Environmental Planning & Coordination Organization, Govt of Madhya Pradesh for enhancing resilience of water sector by promoting the concept of conjunctive water use through restoration/ rejuvenation/ conservation of traditional water storing bodies.

The project contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 6: Clean water and Sanitation and SGD 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

9th Earth Care Awards commended Dhruvansh Organization for their efforts in undertaken for rejuvenation of lake Neknampur using an integrated approach comprising of phytoremediation techniques and a Man-Made Floating island.

The project contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 14: Life Below Water and Goal 15: Life on Land

CATEGORY 4: Community based mitigation and adaptation in Water Resources Agriculture, Forestry, Other Land Use, Animal Husbandry and Climate Risk Proofing (CBMA)

9th Earth Care Awards recognized ‘Sunehra Kal’ initiative of the ITC Limited. ITC has built a portfolio of Land and Water Interventions for Climate-Smart Villages across five themes such as Livelihood Protection, Water and Water Resources Development, Sustainable Agriculture, Biodiversity Conservation & Eco-Restoration and Animal Husbandry. ITC has expanded its activities through the ‘Hub & Spoke ‘ model by developing Super Champion groups and farmers ‘ champions.

The project contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy, Goal 13: Climate Action and Goal 15: Life on Land

9th Earth Care Awards recognized the People’s Science Institute (PSI) and Department of Land Resources, Nagaland for their Springshed development project across Nagaland. The project mapped the drying springs across eleven districts in Nagaland and selected one critical spring in each district based on community’s dependency on the spring, decreasing discharge over the years, and the potential for revival of spring. The project was successful in reviving these spring sheds brining respite and renewed hope to the community. I

The project contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation, Goal 13: Climate Action, and Goal 15: Life on Land.