Ministry of Water Resources Current Affairs

Government launches Jal Bachao, Video Banao, Puruskar Pao Contest on Water Conservation

Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has launched fortnightly video contest “Jal Bachao, Video Banao, Puruskar Pao”. The contest aims to engage with people of the country on the important issues of water conservation and water management. For running this contest, Ministry has joined hands with MyGov portal (www.mygov.in). The contest will last till 4th November 2018 and three winners will be chosen every fortnight.

Jal Bachao, Video Banao, Puruskar Pao

In this contest, participants can make and upload videos by capturing efforts, significant contributions, best practices in the field of water conservation, water resource development and management and optimum water utilization in different parts of the country. They can also submit any innovative advertisement or commercial on water Conservation.

It should be uploaded on YouTube and share publicly accessible link of it on video link section of MyGov contest page. The duration of video should be minimum 2 minutes and up to 10 minutes. It should be either in Hindi, English or any other regional language. It must not violate any provision of Copyright Act, 1957 or Intellectual Property Rights of any third party.

The participants will be judged on basis of elements of creativity, originality, composition, technical excellence, artistic merit, quality of video, content and visual impact. The prize amount for first, second and third positions is Rs 25,000, Rs 15,000 and Rs 10,000 respectively.

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Government launches National Water Informatics Centre

Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has set up central body – National Water Informatics Centre (NWIC) to maintain a comprehensive water resources data. NWIC will be subordinate office under Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation. It will be headed by joint secretary level officer.

Functions of NWIC

Provide single window source of updated data on water resources and allied themes and also value added products and services to all stake holders for its management and sustainable development.

Empower, inform and enrich every citizen with upto date and reliable water data and information (excluding classified data) through web based India Water Resources Information System (India-WRIS) on GIS platform.

Develop value added products and services for all aspects of integrated water resources management through research, capacity building, linkages, outreach and better governance in water resources sector.

Collaborate with leading research institutes nationally as well as internationally to provide technical support to other central and state organizations dealing with water, emergency response for hydrological extremes.

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