Reinvigorate traditional water harvesting structures through the 3Rs of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, says the Vice-President
Vice-President calls upon public representatives to make water conservation a priority and lead by example
Conservation of nature is an inalienable facet of India’s civilizational ethos- Vice-President
The Vice-President confers the 4th National Water Awards
New Delhi, June 18 The Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar today appealed to all citizens to make conservation of water an integral aspect of their daily lives, so that the spirit of Jan Andolan can accelerate the cause of Jal Andolan.
During his address at the 4th National Water Awards at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi today, the Vice-President also called for reinvigorating our traditional water harvesting structures such as johads (ponds) through renewed commitment to the “3Rs of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.”
Congratulating the winners for their exemplary work in the field of water resources management, the Vice-President called upon all public representatives at the Panchayat, State and National level to make water conservation a priority and lead by example.
Drawing attention to Constitutional provisions such as the Directive Principles of State Policy and the Fundamental Duties that emphasize on the conservation of water and environment, the Vice-President highlighted the transformational impact that Government initiatives such as Jal Jeevan Mission are having on the lives of ordinary citizens.
Noting that conservation of water has always been an inalienable facet of India’s civilizational ethos, the Vice-President said that it is the responsibility of every citizen to ensure the wise use of nature’s gifts. “Natural resources utilisation has to be as per our optimum necessity,” he stressed.
At the 4th National Water Awards Ceremony, which was inaugurated by the Vice-President by a symbolic Jal Kalash ceremony, 41 winners were felicitated across 11 categories.
The Vice-President also inaugurated a short film featuring the animated character Piku, the mascot of the National Water Mission, to be telecast on Doordarshan for amplifying the message of water conservation.
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Prahlad Singh Patel, Minister of State for Jal Shakti and Food Processing Industries, Bishweswar Tudu, Minister of State for Jal Shakti and Tribal Affairs, Pankaj Kumar, Secretary, Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Ministry of Jal Shakti, and other senior officers from the Ministry of Jal Shakti were also present on the occasion.
LIST OF AWARDEES FOR 4TH NATIONAL WATER AWARDS, 2022
|Categories||Name of winners||Rank|
|Best State||Madhya Pradesh||1st|
|Andhra Pradesh||3rd (Joint Winner)|
|Bihar||3rd (Joint Winner)|
|Best District||Ganjam, Odisha||1st|
|Namakkal, Tamil Nadu||2nd|
|Best Village Panchayat||Jagannadhapuram Village Panchayat, Bhadradri Kothagudem district, Telangana||1st|
|Kadavur Village Panchayat, Karur district, Tamil Nadu||2nd(Joint Winner)|
|Manickal Village Panchayat, Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala||2nd (Joint Winner)|
|Kadegaon Village Panchayat, Jalna district, Maharashtra||3rd (Joint Winner)|
|Mawkyrdep Village Panchayat, Bhoi Rymbong Block, Ri Bhoi district, Meghalaya||3rd (Joint Winner)|
|Best Urban Local Body||Chandigarh Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh||1st|
|Indore Municipal Corporation, Indore, Madhya Pradesh||2nd|
|Surat Municipal Corporation, Surat, Gujarat||3rd (Joint Winner)|
|Malkapur Municipal Council, Karad, Satara, Maharashtra||3rd (Joint Winner)|
|Best Media(Print and Electronic)||Advance Water Digest Private Limited Gurugram, Haryana||1st|
|Centre For Environment And Sustainable Development, Srinagar, Jammu And Kashmir||2nd (Joint Winner)|
|Regional News Unit, All India Radio, Guwahati, Assam||2nd (Joint Winner)|
|Network Eighteen, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh||3rd|
|Categories||Name of winners||Rank|
|Best School||Jamiyatpura Primary School, Mehsana, Gujarat||1st|
|KGBV School, Chagalamarri, Nandyal, Andhra Pradesh||2nd|
|Government Senior Secondary School (GSSS), Baori, Jodhpur, Rajasthan||3rd|
|Best Institution for Campus usage||Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, Reasi, Jammu and Kashmir||1st|
|Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad, Telangana||2nd|
|Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, Punjab||3rd|
|Best Industry||Barauni Thermal Power Station, Begusarai, Bihar||1st|
|Honda Motorcycle And Scooter India Pvt Ltd, Kolar, Karnataka||2nd|
|Apollo Tyres Limited, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu||3rd (Joint Winner)|
|CCL Products India Ltd, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh||3rd (Joint Winner)|
|Best NGO||Arpan Seva Sansthan, Udaipur, Rajasthan||1st|
|AROH Foundation, NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh||2nd|
|Bharatiya Jain Sanghatana, Pune, Maharashtra||3rd|
|Accion Fraterna, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh||Special Mention (Consolation)|
|Best Water User Association||The Sanjeevani Piyat Sahkari Mandli Ltd, Narmada, Gujarat||1st|
|Water User Association Nine Y-II, Ganganagar, Rajasthan||2nd (Joint Winner)|
|Hatuka Vibhag Piyat Mandali Ltd, Tapi, Gujarat||2nd (Joint Winner)|
|Keliya Jamnakantha Nehroni Sahkari Mandali Ltd., Ambach, Navsari, Gujarat||3rd|
|Best industry for CSR||HCL Technologies Ltd., Noida, Uttar Pradesh||1st|
|Coca Cola India, Gurugram, Haryana||2nd|
|GHCL Limited, Gir Somnath, Gujarat||3rd|