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National Water Awards 2020: Uttar Pradesh Bags 1st Prize

National Water Awards 2020: Uttar Pradesh Bags 1st Prize – On 7th January 2022, Union Minister of Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has announced the 3rd National Water Awards-2020.

  • Uttar Pradesh has been honoured with the first prize in the Best State category and followed by Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu got the 2nd and 3rd prize.
  • National Water Award aims to encourage the stakeholders to adopt a holistic approach towards water resources management.
  • It creates awareness among the Indian citizens concerning the importance of water and also motivates them to adopt the best water usage practices.

National Water Awards: Category

  • The Jal Shakti Ministry launched the first National Water Award in the year 2018.
  1. Best State,
  2. Best District,
  3. Best Village Panchayat,
  4. Best Urban Local Body,
  5. Best Media (Print & Electronic),
  6. Best School,
  7. Best Institution/RWA/Religious organization for Campus usage,
  8. Best Industry,
  9. Best NGO,
  10. Best Water User Association,
  11. Best Industry for CSR Activity

Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) scheme

  • Govt launched Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) scheme in order to ensure assured tap water supply or ‘Har Ghar Jal’ to all rural households by 2024.

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