Uttar Pradesh receives Best State award for its contributions to water resources management | The Weather Channel – Articles de The Weather Channel
At the 2020 National Awards on Friday, January 7, Uttar Pradesh won the top prize for water conservation efforts, followed by Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu in second and third places, respectively.
The awards, announced by Union Minister Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, were instituted to encourage and recognize individuals and organizations doing exemplary work in water resources management.
“Water is essential for life. Water as a resource is crucial for India, which is one of the fastest growing economies in the world,” Shekhawat said. India’s current water needs are estimated at around 1,100 billion cubic meters per year, and are expected to reach 1,447 billion cubic meters by 2050.
âWhile India has over 18% of the world’s population, it only has 4% of the world’s renewable water resources. It is in this context that the National Water Awards (NWA) were established to recognize and encourage exemplary work and effort. made by states, districts, individuals and organizations across the country to achieve the government’s vision of a “Jal Samridh Bharat”, “the minister said.
DDWS Secretary Vini Mahajan was also present on the occasion. The winners – a total of 57 winners in various categories – will receive a citation, trophy and cash prize, a statement from Jal Shakti’s ministry said.
Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) and Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar (Punjab) were declared winners of the best district in the northern zone. Similarly, for the South Zone, the two districts are Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) and Kadapa (Andhra Pradesh); for the East Zone, they are Champaran Est (Bihar) and Godda (Jharkhand); for the West zone, Indore (Madhya Pradesh) was declared first winner while Vadodara (Gujarat) and Banswara (Rajasthan) were declared joint winners for second place. The northeast area was Goalpara (Assam) and Siang (Arunachal Pradesh).
Besides ‘Best State’ and ‘Best District’, awards were given to organizations and individuals in nine other categories: best Panchayat village, best urban local organization, best media (print and electronic), best school, best institution / RWA / Religious organization for the use of the campus, better industry, better NGO, better association of water users and better industry for CSR activity.
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