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First Pey Jal Survekshan Awards

First Pey Jal Survekshan Awards:

The Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs announced the first Pey Jal Survekshan Awards.

  • Pey Jal Survekshan Awards consists of various categories;
    • Pey Jal Gold, Silver, and Bronze City Awards, where Gold signifies top performers in their respective population categories (1 to 10 Lakh, 10 to 40 Lakh, and More than 40 Lakh),
    • Silver denotes the 2nd position, and Bronze the 3rd.
    • The awards extend to commendations for Best Water Body, Sustainability Champion, Reuse Champion, Water Quality, City Saturation, and AMRUT 2.0 Rotating Trophy of the Year.
  • It encompassed diverse parameters, including access, coverage, water quality at treatment plants and households, sustainability regarding the health of water bodies, availability of SCADA/ flowmeters, and reuse of treated used water.
  • Cities will be graded on a star rating scale, ranging from 5 stars to No star, encapsulating their performance across these critical criteria.
  • Pey Jal Survekshan ensured clean water through independent NABL lab testing at the source and citizen end.
  • Using a GIS-enabled web portal, geo-tagging, and infrastructure mapping, the survey collected accurate and transparent data.
  • Its results are expected to drive ULB decision-making, enhance service delivery, and foster citizen engagement, instilling a sense of ownership and knowledge dissemination about water conservation and optimal use.