10 November 2020.
Tamil Nadu has bagged the first place under the ‘Best State’ category under the National Water Awards (NWAs) 2019, presented by the Union Ministry of Jal Shakti, Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.Maharashtra came up second and Rajasthan came in third.
About National Water Award 2019:
- The National Water Awards 2019 are presented in 16 categories including :
- Best State
- Best District.
- Best Village Panchaya.
- , Best Urban Local Body
- , Best Research
- New Technology and Best Education
Each of the categories has sub-categories in different zones of the country.
- Mizoram bagged the top most position under the special category.
About National Award:
- The National Water Awards were launched in 2007.
- The main objective of the award is to encourage stakeholders and individuals to adopt innovative groundwater augmentation practices.
- Tamil Nadu also topped in all India level micro irrigation awards under the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana.
- The state was followed by Karnataka and Gujarat in second and third places respectively.