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National water mission

NATIONAL WATER MISSION AWARDS

What’s in news?

  1. Andhra Pradesh has won five National Water Mission awards for the best performance in water resources management.
  2. Punjab’s the Soil and Water management department bagged National Water Mission for efficient usage of waste treated water.

Key data’s:

  • Union Minister for Jal Shakti Shri Gajendra Singh Sekhawat distributed the award for water conservation along with water-harvesting and judicious and multiple use of water are key to tackle the water challenge in India.
  • Andhra Pradesh’s Information System and the Integrated Water Management System in the River Basin has won the first prize while the Assessment of Climate Change on Water Resources project secured second place.
  • Punjab’s the Soil and Water management department bagged 3rd prize under the category of “Promotion of citizen and state action for water conservation, augmentation & preservation”.
  • While the CSR obligation is around 11 percent for the water-intensive industries, only 4 percent of CSR obligation is spent on water.
  • Ministry of Jal Shakti has initiated the ‘National Water Mission Awards’ to recognize excellence in water conservation, efficient water use and sustainable water management practices.

Categories for the award:

  • The awards are given in ten categories defined under five goals of NWM.
  • The categories are as follow:
  1. Comprehensive Water Data Base in Public Domain.
  2. Assessment of the impact of Climate Change on Water Resources.
  3. Promotion of citizen and state action for water conservation, augmentation and
  4. Focused attention to vulnerable areas including over-exploited area.
  5. Increasing Water use efficiency by 20%.
  6. Increasing Water use efficiency by 20%.
  7. Increasing Water use efficiency by 20%.
  8. Increasing Water use efficiency by 20%.
  9. Increasing Water use efficiency by 20%.
  10. Promotion of basin level integrated water resources management.
  • The prize money for the awards is:

(i) First – Rs. 2 lakhs

(ii) Second – Rs. 1.5 lakh

(iii) Third – Rs. 1 lakh.

National Water Mission (NWM):

Parent programme: NWM is one of the 8 missions under National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC).

Objective: Conservation of water, minimizing wastage and ensuring its more equitable distribution both across and within states through integrated water resources development and management.

 

Links to note:

https://www.iasipstnpsc.in/vrp-awards/

https://thehansindia.com/andhra-pradesh/andhra-pradesh-won-five-national-water-mission-awards-567044

https://pib.gov.in/PressReleaseIframePage.aspx?PRID=1586176

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