National Water Awards 2023 guidelines available to download in PDF format at awards.gov.in. NWA aims to encourage all stakeholder including the Non-Governmental Organizations (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, promoting water use efficiency, recycling & re-use of water and creating awareness through people’s participation in the targeted areas resulting into the sustainability of ground water resources development, adequate capacity building amongst the stakeholders etc.
National Water Awards 2023 Eligibility
Any State, District, Village Panchayat, Urban Local Body, Media, School, Institution, Industry, Non-Governmental Organisation or Water User Association which has done good work in the field of water conservation and management is eligible to apply.
National Water Award Decoration
- Trophy and Citation will be given for Best State & Best District.
- Cash prize will be given to the awardees with Trophy and Citation in Best Village Panchayat, Best Urban Local Body, Best Media, Best School, Best Institution for campus usage, Best industry, Best NGO for water conservation, Best Water User Association and Best Industry of CSR.
Cash Prize Amount
1st Rank – Rs. 2 lakh
2nd Rank – Rs. 1.5 lakh
3rd Rank – Rs. 1 lakh
There will be total 33 number of awardees in National Water Awards 2023.
All applications received for 4th National Water Awards are placed before the Jury Committee which is constituted by the Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Ministry of Jal Shakti. No Award is conferred except on the recommendation of the Jury Committee. The recommendations of the Committee are submitted to the Hon’ble Minister (Jal Shakti) for approval. Thereafter, the names of winners are announced on a suitable date.