Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI: The Public Water Agency of the Year 2009-10 award was conferred on the Delhi Jal Board at the fourth Water Digest Awards here recently.

The award was presented to Jal Board Chief Executive Officer Ramesh Negi by Union Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal.

“The award took into account the Jal Board’s genuine efforts to reach out to the people by means of community outreach initiatives and simplification by IT enablement of user/customer-centric procedures to make the services customer-friendly and the steps being taken towards conservation of rain/storm water, maintaining water quality and supply which includes water supply network efficiency, loss prevention and detection,” said a Jal Board spokesperson.