Who Can Apply/ Why To Apply/ How To Apply/ Recognition Process

Who Can Apply

The target participants for 3R Awards would be start-ups; micro & small; medium and large industry.

Type of wastes

  • Municipal Solid waste (MSW)
  • Plastic Waste
  • E-waste
  • Wastewater
  • Industrial waste
  • Biomedical Waste


  • Municipal Solid waste/ plastic waste operators
  • E-waste operators
  • Wastewater treatment operators
  • Industrial waste operators
  • Cement Industry
  • Steel
  • Chemicals
  • Construction material and Industry
  • Manufacturing
  • Food processing
  • Healthcare
  • Electronics
  • Fast Moving Consumer Goods
  • Paper packaging
  • Hotel and restaurants

Why to apply

Applicants and winners will benefit in followings:

  1. Brief case study of winners and applicants in 3R Book to be disseminated widely to
    • Government
    • Foreign embassies
    • Indian embassies in foreign counties
    • Industry and all relevant stakeholders
  2. Promotion of winners through CII’s website, social media and other channels
  3. The winners will be recognized as best waste management/ recycling organization (s) among business circles
  4. The winners will be recognized with certificate and trophy which will be quite helpful in branding and image building
  5. Two (02) free delegate pass for the 4th International Conference on Waste to Worth, Scheduled on October/ November 2020.

*Based on current affairs, CII will decide whether the events will be conducted digitally or in person.

How to Apply

  1. Registration

  2. The applicant needs to register through link in website by filling up a form, which includes details about the organization.

  3. Application

  4. After registration, the applicant has to fill up the application form, depending upon the category (ies) would like to apply for.

  5. Submission of Relevant Documents

  6. The applicant needs to register through link in website by filling up a form, which includes details about the organization.After submission of application, the applicant also need to share relevant documents such as Certificate from Company’s/firm’s auditor on level of investment, press releases, news articles, previous awards, and/or letters of reference, ULB awarded contract etc. to verify that written submission truly reflects organization’s system and process of waste minimization.

  7. Payment for Participation

    • The payment towards participation fees (depending upon the sector) has to be made within the last date.
    • The application will not be considered for evaluation without the participation fees payment.
  8. Registration Fee

  9. Industry Segment Total Fee**
    Large Enterprise Rs. 15,000/- + 18% GST
    Medium Enterprise Rs. 10,000/- + 18% GST
    Small Enterprise & Micro Enterprise Rs 7,500/- + 18% GST
    Start-ups/ NGOs Rs. 5,000/- + 18% GST

    **includes the cost of initial stage of evaluation; 3R Book which will incorporate case study of the winners & applicants who are involved in waste management and minimization; and Jury travel cost who are based out stationed.

    1. Categories:

    2. Manufacturing* Investment in plant & machinery
      Micro Enterprises Does not exceed 25 lakhs
      Small Enterprises More than 25 lakhs but does not exceed 5 crores
      Medium Enterprises More than 5 crores but does not exceed 10 crores
      Large Enterprises Above 10 crores
      Services** Investment in equipment
      Micro Enterprises Does not exceed 10 lakhs
      Small Enterprises More than 10 lakhs but does not exceed 2 crores
      Medium Enterprises More than 2 crores but does not exceed 5 crores
      Large Enterprises Above 5 crores


      *Enterprises engaged in the manufacture or production, processing or preservation of goods. Investment in plant and machinery is the original cost excluding land and building and the items specified by the Ministry of Small Scale Industries vide its notification No.S.O.1722(E) dated October 5, 2006.

      **Enterprises engaged in providing or rendering of services and whose investment in equipment (original cost excluding land and building, and furniture, fittings and other items not directly related to the service rendered or as may be notified under the MSMED Act, 2006)

      Start- ups

      Start-ups is as an entity that is incorporated or registered in India. Furthermore, the department said an entity will be considered a startup:

      1. Up to a period of seven years from the date of incorporation/registration.
      2. Provided it has an annual turnover not exceeding Rs 25 crore in any preceding financial year, and
      3. If it works towards innovation, development or improvement of products or processes or services, or if it's a scalable business model with a high potential of employment generation or wealth creation

The payment can be made through the link which is provided at the end of application form. Organizations making payment through cheques can issue the cheque at below Address

In favor of: Confederation of Indian Industry
Payable at: New Delhi
To be courier to following address: Ms. Sangeeta Karki, Confederation of Indian Industry 249-F, Udyog Vihar, Phase-IV, Sector-18, Gurgaon-122 015 (Haryana) Contact no: 7838714207

Recognition Process

Criteria of Evaluation

  • Evaluation will be done on the basis of online submission of applications.
  • Each entry will be evaluated on the basis of the category / sub-category chosen by the applicant.
  • In case of multiple category entries by applicants, each entry will be evaluated independently.

Jury Process

  • Initial assessment of applications will be done by the CII technical team.
  • Selected applications will be evaluated by Jury, based on the criteria.

Terms & Conditions

  • The participation fees once paid is non-refundable under any circumstances.
  • The applicant can withdraw his / her application at any time during the award process, however the participation fees paid will not be refunded
  • If the applicant fails to share relevant documents to verify that written submission truly reflects organization’s system and process of waste minimization, the CII reserves the right to not considering the application. This decision is at the sole discretion of the CII and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The CII reserves the right to request further evidence.
  • Information supplied within or in relation to the application must be real, correct and complete. Please note that all personal or sensitive information will be treated as confidential.
  • The decision of the jury is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • All submission material and accompanying documentation must be clearly written in the English language.
  • By submitting an application form, the applicant is agreeing to the abovementioned terms and conditions of entry.