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Union Jal Shakti Minister Announces 3rd National Water Awards

In the Best State Category Uttar Pradesh Awarded First Prize, Rajasthan Second and Tamil Nadu Third

Posted On: 07 JAN 2022 2:54PM by PIB Delhi

Union Minister of Jal Shakti Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat announced 3rd National Water Awards-2020, here today.  In the Best State category, Uttar Pradesh has been awarded first prize, followed by Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu. Ms. Vini Mahajan, Secretary, DDWS was also present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Shekhawat stated that water is fundamental to life. India’s current water requirement is estimated to be around 1,100 billion cubic meters per year, projected to go up to 1,447 billion cubic meters by 2050. Water as a resource is crucial to India, which is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. While India has more than 18% of the world’s population, it has only 4% of world’s renewable water resources. It is in this backdrop that the National Water Awards (NWA) were instituted to recognize and encourage exemplary work and efforts made by States, Districts, individuals, organizations, etc across the country in attaining the government’s vision of a ‘Jal Samridh Bharat’, stated the minister.

The Union Minister said that considering the fact that surface water & ground water are integral part of the water cycle, it was felt necessary to institute a unified National Water Award with the objectives of encouraging the stakeholders to adopt holistic approach towards water resources management in the country. Also, it strives to create awareness among the people about the importance of water and attempts to motivate them to adopt best water usage practices, added the minister.

The first National Water Award was launched by the Jal Shakti Ministry in 2018. National Water Awards have provided a good opportunity to start-ups as well as leading organizations to engage and deliberate with senior policymakers on how to adopt the best water resources management practices in India.

To encourage and recognize individuals and organizations doing exemplary work in the field of water resources management, the Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Ministry of Jal Shakti is giving 57 awards to States, Organizations, Individuals etc. in 11 different categories - Best State, Best District, Best Village Panchayat, Best Urban Local Body, Best Media (Print & Electronic), Best School, Best Institution/RWA/Religious organization for Campus usage, Best Industry, Best NGO, Best Water User Association, and Best Industry for CSR Activity. Some of these categories have sub- categories for different zones of the country. The award winners in different categories will be given a citation, trophy and cash prize.

The list of awardees in various categories is given at Annexure-A.

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Annexure – A

National Water Awards 2020

List of winners

Sl. No.

Name

Category

(with zone, if any)

Rank

  1.  

Uttar Pradesh

“Best State”

1st

  1.  

Rajasthan

2nd

  1.  

Tamil Nadu

3rd

  1.  

Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh

“Best District”

– North Zone

1st

  1.  

Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar, Punjab

2nd

  1.  

Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala

“Best District”

– South Zone

1st

  1.  

Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh

2nd

  1.  

East Champaran, Bihar

“Best District”

– East Zone

1st

  1.  

Godda, Jharkhand

2nd

  1.  

Indore, Madhya Pradesh

“Best District”

– West Zone

1st

  1.  

Vadodara, Gujarat

2nd

(Joint Winner)

  1.  

Banswara, Rajasthan

2nd

(Joint Winner)

  1.  

Goalpara, Assam

“Best District”

– North-East Zone

1st

  1.  

Siang, Arunachal Pradesh

2nd

  1.  

Dhaspad, Almora, Uttarakhand

“Best Village Panchayat”

– North Zone

1st

  1.  

Jamola, Rajouri, J&K

2nd

  1.  

Balua, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

3rd

  1.  

Yelerampura Panchayat, Tumakuru District, Karnataka

“Best Village Panchayat”

– South Zone

1st

  1.  

Vellaputhur Panchayat, Chengalpattu District, Tamil Nadu

2nd

  1.  

Elappully Grama Panchayat, Palakkad District, Kerala

3rd

  1.  

Telari Panchayat, Gaya District, Bihar

“Best Village Panchayat”

– East Zone

1st

  1.  

Chhindiya Panchayat, Surajpur District, Chhattisgarh

2nd

  1.  

Guni Panchayat, Khunti District, Jharkhand

3rd

  1.  

Takhatgadh, Sabarkantha, Gujarat

“Best Village Panchayat”

– West Zone

1st

  1.  

Kankapar, Kachchh, Gujarat

2nd

  1.  

Surdi, Solapur, Maharashtra

3rd

  1.  

Sialsir, Sirchip, Mizoram

“Best Village Panchayat”

– North-East Zone

1st

  1.  

Aminda Simsanggre , West Garo Hills, Meghalaya

2nd

  1.  

Chambagre, West Garo Hills, Meghalaya

3rd

  1.  

Vapi Urban Local Body, Gujarat

“Best Urban Local Body”

1st

  1.  

Dapoli Nagar Panchayat, Maharashtra

2nd

  1.  

Madurai Municipal Corporation, Tamil Nadu

3rd

  1.  

Mission Paani (Network 18)

“Best Media (Print & Electronic)”

1st

  1.  

Agrowon, Sakal Media Pvt. Ltd.

(Adinath Dattatray Chavan)

2nd

  1.  

Sandesh Daily Bhuj Edition

3rd

  1.  

Govt. Girls Hr. Secondary School, Kaveripattinam, Tamilnadu

“Best School”

1st

  1.  

Amalorpavam Lourds Academy, Thiruvalluar, Puducherry

2nd

  1.  

Amity International School, Noida, UP

3rd

(Joint Winner)

  1.  

Govt. Middle School, Manapet, Puducherry

3rd

(Joint Winner)

  1.  

Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, Jammu

“Best Institution/RWA/Religious organization for Campus usage”

1st

  1.  

IIT Gandhinagar, Gujarat

2nd

  1.  

lndian Oil Corporation Limited Faridabad

3rd

  1.  

Welspun India Textile Ltd., Gujarat

“Best Industry”

1st

  1.  

Hyundai Motor India Ltd., Tamil Nadu

2nd

  1.  

Trident (Textile) Ltd., Punjab

3rd

(Joint Winner)

  1.  

Steel Authority of India Ltd., New Delhi

3rd

(Joint Winner)

  1.  

Coastal Salinity Prevention Cell, Ahmedabad

“Best NGO”

1st

  1.  

Vivekananda Kendra NARDEP, Kanyakumari

2nd

  1.  

Gramvikas Sanstha, Aurangabad

3rd

(Joint Winner)

  1.  

Vivekananda Research and Training Institute, Bhavnagar

3rd

(Joint Winner)

  1.  

Panchgachiya MDTW WUA, Hooghly, West Bengal

“Best Water User Association”

1st

  1.  

Hatinada Champa Purulia, West Bengal

2nd

  1.  

Amtore Mini River Lift Irrigation WUA, Purulia, West Bengal

3rd

  1.  

ITC Limited, Kolkata, West Bengal

“Best Industry for CSR activities”

1st

  1.  

Adani Foundation, Gujarat

2nd

  1.  

HAL, Bengaluru, Karnataka

3rd

(Joint Winner)

  1.  

Dharampal Satyapal Ltd., Noida,

Uttar Pradesh

3rd

(Joint Winner)

 

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