Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar presented the fourth National Water Awards in New Delhi on Saturday, recognizing and encouraging the commendable efforts made by individuals, organizations, districts, and states in water conservation. The awards, announced by the Jal Shakti Ministry, aim to create awareness about the significance of water and inspire the adoption of best water use practices. Madhya Pradesh emerged as the top-performing state in the Best State category, demonstrating its commitment to water conservation.
Madhya Pradesh’s Remarkable Achievement
Madhya Pradesh was honored with the first prize in the Best State category at the National Water Awards 2022. This recognition underscores the state’s exceptional dedication and innovative measures toward water conservation. The government, along with various stakeholders, has implemented strategies to ensure efficient water management and promote sustainable practices across the state. Madhya Pradesh’s achievement serves as an inspiration for other states to prioritize and enhance their efforts in conserving this vital resource.
Ganjam District of Odisha Receives Best District Award
In the Best District category, the National Water Award was bestowed upon the Ganjam District of Odisha. The district demonstrated remarkable initiatives and effective implementation of water conservation projects, contributing to the preservation of water resources within its jurisdiction. This recognition highlights the district’s commitment to sustainable water management practices and serves as a model for other districts to emulate.
Jagannadhapuram Village Panchayat Recognized
Jagannadhapuram Village Panchayat in Bhadradri Kothagudem district of Telangana received the Best Village Panchayat award. The panchayat’s exemplary efforts in water conservation, including the implementation of innovative measures and community engagement, have led to significant positive impacts. The recognition of Jagannadhapuram Village Panchayat encourages other rural communities to adopt similar practices and actively participate in preserving their water resources.
Media Award for Akashvani, Guwahati
Akashvani, Guwahati, was honored with the second-best award in the Media category. This recognition acknowledges the radio station’s exceptional efforts in raising awareness about water conservation and disseminating valuable information to the public. Through their engaging and informative programs, Akashvani, Guwahati, has played a pivotal role in mobilizing communities and inspiring individuals to contribute to the cause of water conservation.
The Vice President’s Call for Water Conservation
Addressing the audience, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar emphasized the urgent need for water conservation. He urged individuals to utilize natural resources judiciously, aligning with the principles taught by Indian culture. The Vice President highlighted the importance of adopting the three Rs—Reduce, Reuse, Recycle—to revive ancient water harvesting systems like ponds, which have been an integral part of India’s heritage. He also acknowledged the transformative impact of the Jal Jeevan Mission and Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in advancing water conservation efforts.