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Published on: 28/03/2011

S.M. Sehgal Foundation received the 3rd National Ground Water Augmentation Award-2009 on the occasion of World Water Day 2011. The award, instituted by the Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India, is given for “innovative practices of groundwater augmentation through rainwater harvesting and artificial recharge.” S.M. Sehgal Foundation is the winner in the category for Best NGO, Northern zone (covering Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal and Chandigarh).

Mr. Jay Sehgal of NGO S.M. Sehgal Foundation receiving the award from Honourable Minister of Water Resources Mr. Salman Khurshid. Photo: IRRAD

The S.M. Sehgal Foundation, through its Institute of Rural Research and Development (IRRAD), has built rainwater harvesting systems in Mewat District and Gurgaon in Haryana state. The water management programme of IRRAD's Natural Resource Management Center focuses on improving water availability and quality, promoting safe drinking water and its judicious use, proper wastewater disposal, salinity regression, and research and innovation.

Web site: S.M. Sehgal Foundation / IRRAD

Source: S.M. Sehgal Foundation, 22 Mar 2011

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