Uttarakhand Jal Sansthan has received National Urban Water Award (2011-12) for “Water Quality Monitoring in Uttarakhand” in Technical Excellence Category by the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India on 7th March 2014 at award ceremony held in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
The National Urban Water Awards (NUWA) was instituted in 2008 with the explicit purpose of honoring urban local governments, water boards and organizations that assist them in taking innovative and significant steps towards effective water management and effecting improvements in service delivery. The Ministry of Urban Development in association with the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Hyderabad has conceptualized and successfully established an annual National Urban Water Awards (NUWA). NUWA is unique in that it honors public and government institutions and recognizes the role of all stakeholders associated with service delivery improvement in urban areas.
Uttarakhand Jal Sansthan (UJS) has been awarded for introduction of a comprehensive water quality monitoring protocol as per IS:10500 across the state of Uttarakhand. Sampling, monitoring and reporting is being carried out as per Service Level Benchmarking Framework of Government of India. A state of the art laboratory with modern equipment was established at Dehradun and twelve more laboratories were established at different locations covering all districts in the state. Training programmes were conducted to support implementation of water quality monitoring protocol. The water samples are being tested and results are displayed on Government of India website.
The program on National Urban Water Awards was coordinated by Shri Srinivas Chary Vedala , Director ASCI and the awards were presented by Dr. Sudhir Krishna, Secretary (UD), Ministry of Urban Development, GoI. The team of Uttarakhand Jal Sansthan has received the award .