Promotion of Innovative Research

The Department of chemicals and Petrochemicals has set up a Scheme of National Awards for Technology Innovation in Petrochemicals and downstream Plastic Processing Industry to incentivize meritorious innovations and inventions in the field of polymeric materials, products, processes and other related areas of national and social importance. The Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology (CIPET) has been designated as the nodal agency for the scheme. Applications/nominations are invited by wide publicity, through advertisements in major newspapers and posting on the website. The entry applications for awards are screened and evaluated by the Expert Committee consisting of the members nominated by the Department and headed by the Director General, CIPET. Evaluations of the Expert Committee are placed before the Prize Award Committee, which then submits its recommendations on awardees for final approval of Secretary (C&PC).

An outlay of Rs. 63.00 lakh has been allocated to the scheme for the year 2012-23.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers, Shri Srikant Kumar Jena in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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