National Water Awards 2020 Announced

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union Minister of Jal Shakti, has announced the winners of the third National Water Awards for the year 2020.
Abhinaya M

Updated: Jan 08, 2022 05:25:19 pm

08 January 2022 Current Affairs:Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union Minister of Jal Shakti, has announced the winners of the third National Water Awards for the year 2020. 

Highlights
  • In the National Water Awards 2020, Uttar Pradesh has named the Best State for Water Conservation.
  •  Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu come in second and third, respectively. The award includes a citation, a trophy, and a monetary prize. 
  • The finest district prize in the northern zone went to Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh, followed by Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar in Punjab.
  • The Jal Shakti Ministry established the National Water Award in 2018 to honor and motivate individuals and organizations who excel in the field of water resource management.
  • In total, 57 awards in 11 categories have been announced. 
  • Best State, Best District, Best Village Panchayat, Best Urban Local Body, Best Media (Print & Electronic), Best School, Best Institution/RWA/Religious Organization for Campus Use, Best Industry, Best NGO, Best Water User Association, and Best Industry for CSR Activity are among the categories.
 

Category

Winners

“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

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