Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has declared the winners of the third National Water Awards for the year 2020. Uttar Pradesh has been adjudged as the Best State in water conservation efforts in the National Water Awards 2020. It is followed by Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu respectively. The award comes with a citation, trophy and cash prize. Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh received the best district award in the northern zone followed by Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar in Punjab.
3rd National Water Awards 2020 list is given below:
|“Best State”||Uttar Pradesh|
|“Best District” – North Zone||Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh|
|“Best District”– South Zone||Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala|
|“Best District”– East Zone||East Champaran, Bihar and Godda, Jharkhand|
|“Best District”– West Zone||Indore, Madhya Pradesh|
|“Best District”– North-East Zone||Goalpara, Assam|
|“Best Village Panchayat”– North Zone||Dhaspad, Almora, Uttarakhand|
|“Best Village Panchayat”– South Zone||Yelerampura Panchayat, Tumakuru District, Karnataka|
|“Best Village Panchayat”– East Zone||Telari Panchayat, Gaya District, Bihar|
|“Best Village Panchayat”– West Zone||Takhatgadh, Sabarkantha, Gujarat|
|“Best Village Panchayat”– North-East Zone||Sialsir, Sirchip, Mizoram|
|“Best Urban Local Body”||Vapi Urban Local Body, Gujarat|
|“Best Media (Print & Electronic)”||Mission Paani (Network 18)|
|“Best School”||Govt. Girls Hr. Secondary School, Kaveripattinam, Tamil Nadu|
|“Best Industry”||Welspun India Textile Ltd., Gujarat|
|“Best Water User Association”||Panchgachiya MDTW WUA, Hooghly, West Beng|
|“Best Industry for CSR activities”||ITC Limited, Kolkata, West Bengal|
About the Award:
- The National Water Award was launched by the Jal Shakti Ministry in 2018 to recognise and motivate individuals and organizations doing exemplary work in the field of water resources management.
- Overall 57 awards have been announced in 11 categories. These include: Best State, Best District, Best Village Panchayat, Best Urban Local Body, Best Media (Print & Electronic), Best School, Best Institution/RWA/Religious organization for Campus usage, Best Industry, Best NGO, Best Water User Association, and Best Industry for CSR Activity.