Uttar Pradesh adjudged the best state in the 3rd National Water Awards

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President Ram Nath Kovind felicitated the winners of the 3rd National Water Awards in New Delhi. 

  • 57 awards were presented annually to States, Organizations, and Individuals in 11 different categories. 

  • During the event, President also launched the “Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain campaign 2022” which will continue to be implemented this year till 30th of November.

  • The National Water Award was launched by the Jal Shakti Ministry in 2018 

  • National Water Awards are constituted to recognise and motivate individuals and organizations doing exemplary work in the field of water resources management in attaining the government’s vision of a ‘Jal Samridh Bharat’.

List of Winners-

  • Best State - Uttar Pradesh, followed by Rajasthan and Tami Nadu.

  • Best District

  • North Zone - Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh

  • South Zone - Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

  • West Zone - Indore, Madhya Pradesh

  • Eastern Zone - East Champaran, Bihar

  • North East Zone - Goalpara, Assam

About Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain 2022

In 2022, some new features have been added-

  • Spring shed development

  • Protection of water catchment areas

  • Gender mainstreaming in the water sector. (Gender mainstreaming will promote the role of women in water governance/conservation & management.) 

  • State Governments will set up Jal Shakti Kendras in each district which will offer a one-stop solution to all water-related problems/ issues and draw district water conservation plan.

  • All the Sarpanchs will administer the Jal Shapath to the people in the village

  • Local Community people will act as “water warriors” by actively participating in water conservation work. 

  • District Magistrate and Gram Sarpanchs will play the role of “Marg Darshak” for motivating every individual toward water conservation to ensure that the desire of “Jan Shakti for Jal Shakti” is fulfilled.

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