National Water Awards: Madhya Pradesh tops in Best State category

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National-Water-AwardsVice President Jagdeep Dhankhar presented the fourth National Water Awards in New Delhi on June 17. 

An overview of the news

  • The awards, announced by the Jal Shakti Ministry, recognized 41 winners across 11 categories for their outstanding contributions to water conservation in India in 2022.

  • Madhya Pradesh received the first prize in the best State category, while the best district award went to Ganjam District in Odisha. 

  • The Jagannadhapuram Village Panchayat in Bhadradri Kothagudem district of Telangana was honored with the best Village Panchayat award. 

  • Each winner was presented with a citation, a trophy, and cash prizes.

National Water Awards 

  • The National Water Awards aim to acknowledge and encourage the efforts made by individuals and organizations in realizing the government's vision of a water-prosperous India. 

  • They also seek to create awareness about the importance of water and promote the adoption of best practices for its sustainable use.

  • Vice-President stressed the significance of adopting the three Rs - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - to revive ancient water harvesting systems such as ponds. 

  • Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat shared that approximately 56,000 Amrit Sarovars (sacred ponds) have been constructed in the country.

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