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Jal Shakti Ministry Invites Entries for National Water Awards-2020

10th February 2021 Last Date For Submission of Applications

Delhi –

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 has invited the entries for National Water Awards for the year 2020in the following 11 categories:

1) Best State,

2) Best District (2 Awards each in five zones; total 10 Awards),

3) Best Village Panchayat (3 Awards each in five zones; total 15 Awards),

4) Best Urban Local Body,

5) Best Media (Print and Electronic),

6) Best School,

Jal Shakti Ministry Invites Entries for National Water Awards-2020 India press release

7) Best Institution/RWA/Religious Organization for Campus Usage,

8) Best Industry,

9) Best NGO,

10) Best Water User Association and

11) Best Industry for CSR Activities.

Awards in the category of Best District and Best Village Panchayats will be given separately for North, South, East, West and North-East.

A total of 52 Awards will be given under 11 categories. Apart from Best State and Best District Awards, cash prize of Rs. 2 lakh, Rs. 1.5 lakh and Rs. 1 lakh for Ist, IInd and IIIrd prize winners respectively will be given for all remaining 9 categories.

Jal Shakti Ministry Invites Entries for National Water Awards-2020 India press release

The objective of Jal Shakti Awards is to encourage all stakeholders, including Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Gram Panchayats, Urban Local Bodies, Water User Associations, Institutions, Corporate Sector, Individuals etc. for adopting innovative practices of ground water augmentation by rainwater harvesting and artificial recharge, promoting water use efficiency, recycling & reuse of water. It is also aimed to create awareness through people’s participation in the focus areas which are expected to result in sustainable water resources management. 

The last date for submitting the Jal Shakti entries is 10th February 2021.  Applications to be sent either through MyGov platform at https://mygov.in or via email to Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) at nationalwaterawards@gmail.com. Only online applications will be considered.

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