National Water Awards: Madhya Pradesh tops in Best State category
Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar presented the fourth National Water Awards in New Delhi on June 17.
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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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