ITC Ltd gets first place Best Industry for CSR Activities category
ITC Ltd – The 3rd National Water Awards’ ‘Best Industry for CSR activities’ category was presented to ITC Ltd by Union Minister of Jal Shakti for their work and efforts towards water conservation.
The Adani Foundation came in second, followed by HAL and Dharampal Satyapal Ltd, who tied for third place.
These awards highlight the important role that significant Indian firms have played in addressing the water problem, both for their own risk and for the risk of all partners.
Water is essential to life, according to Union Minister of Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, who spoke at the event. The current water demand in India is anticipated to be over 1,100 billion cubic metres per year, with the need expected to rise to 1,447 billion cubic metres by 2050. Water is a vital resource for India, which has one of the world’s fastest developing economies. Despite having more than 18% of the world’s population, India only has 4% of the world’s renewable water resources.
ITC Ltd gets 1st place
ITC Limited, a multi-business conglomerate, has been pursuing an environmental stewardship purpose through a variety of endeavours. According to ITC’s most recent annual report, the corporation has led an enormous watershed development initiative that has resulted in soil and moisture conservation on over 1.2 million acres across 14 states. It has constructed about 22,000 water collecting structures with a net water storage capacity of 41.95 million cubic metres (cuM). 3,60,000 persons have benefited from these efforts, which have supported 7.3 million person-days of livelihood. Its demand-side control efforts span 300,000 acres across six states.
The National Water Award was established to encourage stakeholders to take a holistic approach to manage the country’s water resources. The government hopes to raise public awareness about the importance of water through this prize and to encourage individuals to adopt best water-use practices, according to the minister.
The Jal Shakti Ministry launched the first National Water Award in 2018. The National Water Awards have given startups and prominent organisations an excellent opportunity to interact and deliberate with senior policymakers on how to implement the finest water resource management techniques in India.
The Department of Water Resources, River Development, and Ganga Rejuvenation, Ministry of Jal Shakti, is awarding 57 awards to States, Organizations, and Individuals in 11 different categories – Best State, Best District, Best Village Panchayat, Best Urban Local Body, Best Media (Print & Electronic), Best School, and Best Institution/RWA/Religious Organization.
Best Industry, Best NGO, Best Water User Association, and Best Industry for CSR Activity were among the categories recognised.
Some of these categories are divided into subcategories that correspond to different regions of the country. A citation, a trophy, and a cash prize will be handed to the award winners in various categories.
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