Chhattisgarh bags ‘Water Digest Award’
Raipur, 22 March 2018
Chhattisgarh State bagged the National ‘Water Digest Award’ for Water Conservation-Diversion and for increasing the irrigation capacity in the State. The Award was presented to the Chhattisgarh Water Resources Department on Wednesday on ‘World Forestry Day’ in New Delhi. Union Minister of State for Water Resources Mr. Arjun Ram Megwal presented the award to Chhattisgarh Water Resources Department Secretary Mr. Sonmani Bora. The Award is presented every year by globally renowned magazine ‘Water Digest’-which focuses mainly on water resources.
Chhattisgarh State bagged the award for increasing the irrigation capacity, community participation, water management -water diversion, water conservation, efforts towards inter-linking of rivers, better techniques utilized in irrigation facilities. The award is given in association with Central Water Resources River Development and Ganga Cleaning Ministry, UNESCO, Central Water Board, Central Water Commission and Ganga Purification National Mission. The Water Digest Award is recognized by the UNESCO.
This is the first time that Chhattisgarh Water Resources Department had been given national Award during the past 17 years. Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh and State Water Resources Minister Mr. Brijmohan Agrawal congratulated the Secretary Mr. Sonmani Bori, officers-employees for their exemplary work in water management.