Manjappai Award 2024: Documents Required, Prizes, How to apply?


The Hon’ble Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Youth Welfare and Sports Development made announcement on the floor of Legislative Assembly for the financial year 2023-24 among other things the Manjappai Awards (yellow cloth bag). It will be given to the best schools, colleges and commercial Establishments which effectively implement the ban on SUPs and make their campus free of plastic and encourage the use of alternatives to single-use plastic (SUP) carry bags and other banned SUPs and to revive the use of traditional eco-friendly alternatives, such as the Manjappai.

Corporate Office:
Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board,
76, Mount Salai,
Guindy, Chennai – 600 032

Phone: 044 – 22353134 – 139

Fax: 044 – 22353068


Website: Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB)

Objectives of Manjappai Award

Encourage and motivate the educational Institutions, commercial Establishments to promote the use of alternatives to plastics wherever possible. It undertake awareness generation activities within and outside their premises to ensure community involvement in taking forward the campaign.

How many Awards are given?

  • Number of awards: 3 each for schools/ colleges/ commercial Establishments which effectively implement the ban on SUPs and make their campus plastic free.

Who can get Manjappai Award?

  • Participants: Schools /Colleges /Commercial Establishments (like shopping malls, shopping complexes)

What will the Manjappai Prize?

First Prize Rs. 10 lakhs
Second Prize Rs. 5 lakhs
Third Prize Rs. 3 lakhs

When does the Manjappai Award Starts?

  • 04/01/2024

Manjappai Award 2024

What documents required to apply for Manjappai Award?

  • Enclosure shall be duly signed by the individual/Head of Organization.
  • Two Hard copies along with soft copy shall be submitted to the District Collector.

Areas focussed while presenting the Award

1. Education and Training on ill effects of plastic and alternatives
2. Awareness on ‘Meendum Manjappai campaign’.
3. Environmental Protection
4. Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
5. Emission Reduction
6. Control and Recycling of Plastic Waste

Who will select the Schools, Colleges and Commercial Establishments?

S.No Members of the committee  Role
1. District Collector Chairperson of the Committee
2. Regional Director, Municipal Administration Member
3. Assistant Director, Town Panchayat Member
4. CEO/DEO, School Education Member
5. District Environmental Engineer Member – Convener

Mode of Selection

1. The Application format in Annexure-I filled up and submitted with necessary enclosures to the District Collectors by 01/05/2024.
2. In order to select the best schools, colleges and commercial Establishments in the District, District Level committees consisting of following members constituted to select the best schools, colleges and commercial Establishments of 3-5 numbers each at District level.
3. The District Level Committee will receive the documentations from schools, colleges and commercial Establishments each within their jurisdiction and inspect them and finalise 3 best schools, colleges and commercial Establishments within their jurisdiction and furnish the list with documentations received to the Chairman TNPCB.
4. From the selected list of applications / documentations received from the District Level Committees, a State level committee to will be constituted will select the three best schools, colleges and commercial Establishments in the State.
5. The prize money with awards distributed to the winners during the World Environment Day 2024 function.

<strong>Manjappai Award Application Form for Schools</strong>
<strong>Manjappai Award Application Form for Colleges</strong>
<strong>Manjappai Award Application Form for Commercial Establishments</strong>

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