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HP State Innovation Award Scheme

HP State Innovation Award Scheme was started in 2014-15 to recognize and encourage local & creative talent by providing financial incentives for the best innovation practices being adopted by them at sectoral levels. The scheme identifies & recognizes innovative projects which were undertaken by an individual/department/institute and are further replicable at an economic cost with a view to motivate other departments to initiate such practices.

Under this scheme, nine sectors have been identified each with a specific Nodal Department. Sectoral proposals are scrutinized & recommended for award through sectoral committee constituted under the chairmanship of the Administrative Secretary of Nodal Department. At present, each winner is awarded with individual award of Rs 31000/- & memento with Rs 2.00 lakh to concerned department/institute as financial incentives for promotion & replication of such innovative ideas. However, the State Innovation Council is free to alter the amount of award money. Following are the sectors with concerned Nodal Departments:


Sr. No. Sector Nodal Department
1. 2. 3.
1. Agriculture/Horticulture Agriculture
2. Education & Skill Development  Education
3. Food Processing & Manufacturing Industries
4. Tourism Tourism
5. Social Development Rural Development
6. Governance Administrative Reforms
7. Water Resources & Waste Management Jal Shakti
8. Sustainable Urban Management Urban Development
9. Environmental Conservation Env. Sci.Technology
  HP State Innovation Award Scheme
  Prescribed format for nomination under HP State Innovation Award Scheme
  Authentication Certificate
Qualifying Criteria

Projects funded from State Innovation Award Scheme
Constitution of Sectoral Committees under Award Scheme