Nawanshahr wins national award in water conservation

Only district from Punjab to get this coveted award, admn making efforts to arrest depleting groundwater table: DC

Nawanshahr wins national award in water conservation

The National Water Award was launched in 2018 to motivate individuals and organisations doing work in the field of water conservation.

Tribune News Service

Nawanshahr, January 8

The Nawanshahr district on Saturday added another feather in its cap by securing prestigious national award in water conservation and adjudged best second district in North Zone by Ministry of Jalshakti/Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation.

The National Water Award was launched in 2018 to motivate individuals and organisations doing work in the field of water conservation.

The Ministry of Jalshakti had announced 3rd National Water Award-2020 and announced Nawanshahr second best district award followed by Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh.

Applauding the efforts of various departments, Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal called it a red letter day and said that Nawanshahr is only district from the Punjab to get this coveted award.

He said the award is recognition to the officers/officials who have worked zealously for running a mass movement in the district to save the depleting groundwater table and conserving the water.

Sarangal said the district laid its major focus on rejuvenating the rivers, preserving the floodplains, cleaning drains, creating artificial recharge structures, maintaining existing recharge systems, silt detention structures, adopting pipeline system for agriculture ensuring efficient use and distribution of water, promoting direct paddy sowing, micro irrigation system, rooftop water harvesting system, constructing soak pits in schools, sewage treatment plant in city, Seechewal Model in villages, massive plantation drive, Jal Andolan meetings with panchayats, MCs for awareness , competitions in schools and others way to ensure significant results by running social movement in this direction.

He said district administration would now make greater efforts to serve people with far more humility and dedication in future. He added that the award would also help in more awakening of the people about this grave issue of immense public importance.

Deputy Commissioner said the district administration is making strenuous efforts for saving water so that our coming generations are able to get fresh water for drinking.

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