Water Conservation Current Affairs
Union Ministry of Water Resources has instituted National Water Awards with objective to encourage all stakeholders to manage their water resources efficiently and create water consciousness in the country. The awards will be given for 13 categories
National Water Awards 2018
The objective of these awards is to encourage all stakeholders including NGOs, Gram Panchayats, Urban local bodies, water user associations, institutions, corporate sector, Individuals etc. for adopting innovative practices of ground water augmentation by rainwater harvesting and artificial recharge. It also seeks to encourage water use efficiency, recycling and reuse of water and creating awareness through people’s participation in targeted areas for ground water resources development, adequate capacity building etc.
They will be given for 13 categories viz. Best State; Best District; Best Village Panchayat; Best Municipal Corporation; Best research, innovation and adaptation of new technology for water conservation; Best educative and mass awareness efforts; Best TV show for promoting water conservation; Best Newspaper; Best School; Best Institution for successful campus water usage; Best Resident Welfare Association (RWA;, Organizations for Best Religious and Recreational & Tourism Water Uses and Best Industry for industrial 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.