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The Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Mr. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat addressing the media to declare the winners of the 3rd National Water Awards 2020

In the Best State Category Uttar Pradesh state was awarded the first prize, Rajasthan second and Tamil Nadu third.

India: Union Minister of Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat announced 3rd National Water Awards-2020 recently. In the Best State category, Uttar Pradesh has been awarded first prize, followed by Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu.

Ms. Vini Mahajan, Secretary, DDWS was also present on the occasion.

The first National Water Award was launched by the Jal Shakti Ministry in 2018. National Water Awards have provided a good opportunity to start-ups as well as leading organizations to engage and deliberate with senior policymakers on how to adopt the best water resources management practices in India.

To encourage and recognize individuals and organizations doing exemplary work in the field of water resources management, the Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Ministry of Jal Shakti is giving 57 awards to States, Organizations, Individuals, etc. in 11 different categories – 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. Some of these categories have sub-categories for different zones of the country. The award winners in different categories will be given a citation, trophy, and cash prize.

The list of awardees in various categories is given below:

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