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President Kovind Confers National Water Awards 2022

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The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind has presented the 3rd National Water Awards in New Delhi. National Water Awards is given for exemplary work in the field of water resource management. The first National Water Award was launched in 2018, by the Jal Shakti Ministry. A total of 57 National Water Awards for 2022 have been conferred to states, organizations and others in 11 different categories.

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In the Best State category:

  • Uttar Pradesh has been awarded first prize, followed by Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu.

In the Best District category:

  • The ‘Best District’ awards for the north zone was bagged by Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) and Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar (Punjab);
  • For the south zone, it was Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) and Kadapa (Andhra Pradesh);
  • For the east zone, East Champaran (Bihar) and Godda (Jharkhand) won the award;
  • Indore (Madhya Pradesh) and Vadodara (Gujarat) and Banswara (Rajasthan) won the awards in the west zone.
  • Goalpara (Assam) and Siang (Arunachal Pradesh) won the awards for the northeast zone.

In the “Best Village Panchayat” Category

North Zone

  • Dhaspad, Almora, Uttarakhand
  • Jamola, Rajouri, J&K
  • Balua, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

South Zone

  • Yelerampura Panchayat, Tumakuru District, Karnataka
  • Vellaputhur Panchayat, Chengalpattu District, Tamil Nadu
  • Elappully Grama Panchayat, Palakkad District, Kerala

East Zone

  • Telari Panchayat, Gaya District, Bihar
  • Chhindiya Panchayat, Surajpur District, Chhattisgarh
  • Guni Panchayat, Khunti District, Jharkhand

West Zone

  • Takhatgadh, Sabarkantha, Gujarat
  • Kankapar, Kachchh, Gujarat
  • Surdi, Solapur, Maharashtra

North-East Zone

  • Sialsir, Sirchip, Mizoram
  • Aminda Simsanggre , West Garo Hills, Meghalaya
  • Chambagre, West Garo Hills, Meghalaya

In the “Best Urban Local Body” Category

  • Vapi Urban Local Body, Gujarat
  • Dapoli Nagar Panchayat, Maharashtra
  • Madurai Municipal Corporation, Tamil Nadu

In the “Best Media (Print & Electronic)” Category

  • Agrowon, Sakal Media Pvt. Ltd. (Adinath Dattatray Chavan)
  • Sandesh Daily Bhuj Edition

In the “Best School” Category

  • Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Kaveripattinam in Tamil Nadu, Amalorpavam Lourds Academy, Thiruvallur, Puducherry and Amity International School, Noida, Uttar Pradesh won the awards in the Best School category.

In the “Best Institution/RWA/Religious organization for Campus usage” Category

  • Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, Jammu
  • IIT Gandhinagar, Gujarat
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited Faridabad

In the “Best Industry” Category

  • Trident (Textile) Ltd., Punjab
  • Steel Authority of India Ltd., New Delhi

In the “Best NGO” Category

  • Gramvikas Sanstha, Aurangabad
  • Vivekananda Research and Training Institute, Bhavnagar

In the “Best Water User Association” Category

  • Panchgachiya MDTW WUA, Hooghly, West Bengal
  • Hatinada Champa Purulia, West Bengal
  • Amtore Mini River Lift Irrigation WUA, Purulia, West Bengal

In the “Best Industry for Corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities” Category

  • HAL, Bengaluru, Karnataka
  • Dharampal Satyapal Ltd., Noida, Uttar Pradesh

Apart from this President Kovind launched the Jal Shakti Abhiyan:

Catch the Rain campaign 2022, which is an expansion of the water campaign launched in 2021 March, to underline the importance of water in our daily life and on the planet Earth. The 2022 ‘Catch the Rain’ campaign will be implemented till November 30, 2022.

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