Swachh Sujal Shakti Samman 2023
The Ministry of Jal Shakti is commemorating International Women’s Day by honouring women who have contributed to various programs of the Ministry through the Swachh Sujal Shakti Samman 2023. The award will recognize women for their exceptional contributions to the Swachh Bharat Mission – Grameen (SBM-G), Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM), and National Water Mission (NWM) under various categories.
What is the purpose of Swachh Sujal Shakti Samman?
The objective of Swachh Sujal Shakti Samman is to emphasise the outstanding efforts of women in the water sector and encourage others to work towards a water-secure future. This event will bring the accomplishments of women at the grassroots level to the forefront and provide them with national leadership connections.
Who presented the Swachh Sujal Shakti Samman?
President of India. The President mentioned the Nobel Laureate Michael Kremer in her address while conferring the prizes. Michael Kremer is an American economist who won the Nobel prize in economics. According to him, India can save the lives of 1.36 lakhs of children by providing safe drinking water. This is one of the reasons the Government of India came up with the Jal Jeevan Mission. The mission is kind of an improvisation of the National Water Mission.
National Water Mission in the Award Ceremony
Also during the event, the Jal Shakti Abhiyan – Catch the Rain 2023- 4th in the series- and on the theme of ‘Source Sustainability for Drinking Water’. The SoPs on Source Sustainability, under the National Water Mission, were also released.
National Water Mission
It was launched in 2011. The main objective of the National Water Mission is to conserve water and reduce wastage. It aims to tackle climate change. The tagline of the National Water Mission is “Catch the rain, where it falls and when it falls”.
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