Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Chemicals and Fertilizers and Statistics and Programme Implementation Srikant Kumar Jena will give away the third national awards for Technology Innovation in Petrochemical and Downstream, Plastic Processing Industry. The awards will be given for their outstanding contribution in the fields of Polymeric Material, Polymeric Products, Polymer Processing Machinery and Equipment, Polymer Waste Management and Recycling Technology, Polymeric Materials and Products, Polymers in Agriculture and Water Conservation, Green Polymers in Public Health care and Research in the field of Polymer Science and Technology.
The awards are conferred by the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India. The award consists of a Shield, a Citation and a cash prize of Rs. 2 lakhs for the Winners. The award for the Runners up consists of a Shield and a Citation. A total of twenty five awards under 8 categories will be given to 5 individuals/ teams, 8 industries and 12 Academic/ RandD institutions.
The Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (CIPET), an autonomous institute under the Department, has been entrusted with the work and is organizing the function.