National Level Essay Writing Competition on Water Conservation

CGWB 2nd National Essay Competition on Water Conservation 2016-17 

Last date to apply

20 February 2017

About CGWB Essay Writing Competition

2nd National Essay Competition on Water Conservation 2016-17 is conducted by the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation.CGWB Essay Competition on Water Conservation aims to make the youth aware of the need for conservation and prevention of pollution of this precious natural resource and at the same time involve their parents and society in this noble cause.

The essay can be written in Hindi, English or any regional language. The competition will be held for two categories across the country. The winners for each category will be awarded a cash prize.

  • For category one there will be an essay writing competition
  • Category 2 there is a technical paper submission.
  • The deadline for submitting the entry for both categories is 20 February 2016. 

National Essay Competition Important Dates

Particulars  Dates
Last Date to submit essay & Technical Paper 20 February 2017
Phase 2 Essay Contest 10 March 2017


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CGWB Essay Writing Competition Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region India
Class/ Age The competition is open to all in the age group up to 18 years.
  • The participants must be an Indian Citizen
  • Employees of Ministry of Water Resources, RD & GR and all its organisations will not be eligible to participate in the competition.

CGWB Essay Writing Competition Reward

The jury would select 60 best essays from the total number of essays received from each State/UT and these would be considered for the prizes

Category 1 Winners


Number of Winners




Rs. 50,000 



Rs. 25,000 



Rs. 15,000 



Rs. 10, 000 

All the ten participants will be awarded a participation certificate for the Phase- II Essay Competition.

Category 2 Winners

Prize Number of Winners Amount
1st Prize 5 Rs. 1,00,000
2nd Prize 5 Rs. 75,000


  • Winners will be awarded a certificate of merit in addition to the prize money.

For disbursement of the prize money

  • All the selected authors will submit their proof of identity like the certificate for class 10. The participants would provide a photocopy of passbook having details of their bank account along with one cancelled cheque for e-transfer of prize money.

CGWB Essay Writing Competition Application form and Process

The 2nd National Essay Competition on Water Conservation 2016-17 will be held for two categories mentioned below:

Category 1- Phase 1

  • The competition is open to the age group from 15 to 25 years of age.
  • The topic of the phase 1 essay competition is “R“ Ground Water- Lifeline of the Nation””.
  • Participants must submit only one essay, otherwise, it will be rejected. All eligible persons will have to send one essay in either Hindi or English or the Regional language.The essay should not exceed more than 1500 words.

Category 2 (Technical papers on Water issues)

  • There is no age limit for contesting this category.
  • The topic or theme for the Essay Competition will be disclosed only at the venue and the theme will be selected by a component authority. However, it would be related to issues pertaining to water.
  • The participants will submit only one technical paper, otherwise, it will be rejected.

Application Submission 


The Essay can be submitted either by post or email to the nodal officer.The essay is to be submitted to the respective State of his/her present stay to the respective Nodal Officer only.

  • Details of the participant including candidate name, date of birth, father’s/mother’s name, profession (student, working etc.), name/address of educational institution/workplace, communication address, telephone/mobile number(s), E-mail ID etc., are to be furnished along with the essay.
  • All the participants should submit/attach a coloured passport size photo along with their essay.

The last date to submit the essay is 20 February 2017. 

Technical papers

  • The authors will have to submit the Technical papers otherwise, it will get rejected.
  • All the eligible authors have to send one essay in either Hindi and English languages only to the Central Ground Water Authority through e-mail only

Documents to be submitted with the Entry

  • Scanned Copy of Proof of Identity- Class 10 Certificate / Aadhar Card / Driving License/ Voter id Card/ some other authentic document for proof of identity. The id card should be clearly visible and unclear id proofs may lead to rejection of the entry.
  • Scanned copy of Colored Passport Size photograph

The last date for receiving papers will be 20 February 2017.

Format of the technical paper to be submitted online

  • Applicant must use MS-Word for typing the Paper on A4 size paper. Use Microsoft (*.doc/docs). Margins - Left, top, bottom and right – 25 mm, Gutter – 0 mm
  • Spacing - Single line spacing, Font Type - Times New Roman
  • Font Size- 14 for the Title (Bold, All caps), 12 for the Author’s Name(s) (Bold, First letter cap), Designation & affiliation, the caption of Figures & Tables and 11 for Abstract heading (Bold, All caps) Abstract text , text & headings, Main headings: Bold, All caps Subheadings: Bold, First letter cap, Lower level headings: Italics, First letter cap and Reference heading & Reference text.
  • Rules for Title Page- Title: All Caps, bold and centred,  Author: Leave one line blank between the title of the paper & Author’s name(s). Leave two lines blank between the author(s) affiliation(s) & abstract. Affiliation should consist of the designation & name of the organisation, mobile No. & email address (centred). Abstract: Heading Centered & bold, all caps. Text justified. The abstract should be < 300 words. After abstract leave one line blank.
  • Headings- Left justified bold. Leave one line blank before & after heading. Each paragraph should be separated by one blank line. All text should be justified typed in a single column on one side of paper.
  • Maximum length: 8 pages including figures & tables.

CGWB Essay Writing Competition Selection Process

Essay Writing Competition Phase 2 - 10 March 2016
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon

  • Selection of Participants for Phase 2: The Nodal Officers for each States/UTs would appoint a panel of Jury to evaluate the essays received. The jury will select ten best essays out of all the essays received in the respective State/UT. The participants of these best ten essays would be called in person for competing in Phase 2 of the Essay Competition, which will be held in each Regional offices and/or State Unit offices.The decision of the Jury would be final and binding for selection of the best 10 Essays.
  • The Essay Competition will be conducted in English, Hindi and Regional languages.The Paper and pen for the writing of the Essay Competition will be provided by the Nodal Officer.
  • The topic of Essay writing: Topic/theme for the Phase- II essay writing will be decided by a committee constituted by the competent authority. Topic/Theme for the Essay Competition will be disclosed at the venue. However, it would be related to issues pertaining to water.
  • All the 10 participants should submit a latest coloured passport size photo to the respective Nodal Officer.All the selected ten authors will bring their proof of age like the certificate for class 10, Aaadhar Card, Driving license, Voter ID Card or some other such authentic document.
  • Selection of Winners of Phase 2: Out of ten authors appearing for Phase  2 essay writing Competition, a panel of Jury will select best 3 authors from each State/UT. These winners will then compete for the national level prizes.
  • Travel Expenses: All participants for phase 2 competition would be paid to and fro rail fare by sleeper class /Bus on the production of proof of journey undertaken in the entitled class within the respective State only.
  • Lodging & Food: Arrangements for stay (food and lodging) will be made by the participants themselves. A lump sum amount of Rs. 1000 would be paid to each participant appearing for the Phase 2 contest towards food, lodging, local transport and incidental charges.Arrangements for lunch, tea etc., would be made on the day of the competition at the venue by the respective Nodal Officers.

Selection of the Winners of Technical Paper Writing

  • A panel of jury will be constituted by the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) for evaluating the Technical papers.There will be a selection of first five and second five in the winner's category.It is to be noted that the Prize winners will be communicated through e-mail.

CGWB Essay Writing Competition Contact Details

The contact details of the Nodal Officer of each State/UT is given below in Table:


Nodal Officer/address

Email id



Regional Director, CGWB, NER Bhujal Bhawan, (opp. ISBT,) Betkuchi, Guwahati-781035 (Assam)





Arunachal Pradesh

Officer in Charge, CGWB, SUO, Sector-B, Naharlagun 791110



Officer in Charge, CGWB, SUO, Dhaleshwar Road No. 11, Agartala-799 007



Officer in Charge, CGWB, SUO, 1 Keating Road, Opposite Assam Secretariat Building, Shillong-1- 793001




Head of Office, CGWB, ER Bhujalika, C P Block-6, Sector-V, Salt Lake City, Kolkata - 700 091


West Bengal

Andaman & Nicobar



Regional Director, CGWB, MER, 6th & 7th, Jai Prakash Bhawan, Frazer Road, Dak Banglow, Floor, Lok Nayak, Patna-800001 (Bihar)



Officer in Charge, CGWB, SUO 30/C, Park Road,1-B, Ashok nagar, Ranchi-834002



Regional Director, CGWB, SER Bhujal Bhawan, NH-5, Khandagiri, Bhubaneswar


Uttar Pradesh

Regional Director, CGWB, NR, Bhujal Bhavan, Sector-B. Sitapur Road Yojna, Ram Ram Bank Chauraha, Lucknow - 226 021



Head of Office, CGWB, UR, 419A, Kanwali Road, Balliwala,Near Urja Bhawan, Dehradun - 248 001


Jammu & Kashmir

Regional Director, CGWB, NWHR, 298, 299, Sashtri Nagar Jammu-180004


Himachal Pradesh

Regional Director, CGWB, NHR, Dove Cottage, Ramnagar Dharamshala, District Kangra



Regional Director, CGWB, NWR, Bhujal Bhawan, Plot No.3B, Sector-27A, Chandigarh – 160019





Officer in Charge, CGWB, SUO, 18/11, Jamnagar House, Mansingh Road,New Delhi – 110 011



Regional Director, CGWB, WR, 6-A, Jhalana Doongri, Jaipur - 302 004



Regional Director, CGWB, WCR, Swami Narain College Building, Shah Alam Tolnaka, Geeta Mandir Road, Ahmedabad - 380022


Daman & Diu

Dadra & Nagar



Regional Director, CGWB, CR, Ground Nagpur – 440001


Madhya Pradesh

Regional Director, CGWB, NCR, Block –1, 4th Floor, Paryawas, Bhawan Arera Hills, Jail Road, Bhopal - 462011



Regional Director, CGWB, NCCR, Reena Apartment, 2nd Pachpedi Naka, Floor, NH -43, Dhamtari Road, Raipur- 492001


Andhra Pradesh

Regional Director, CGWB, SR, Bhujal Bhawan, GSI Post, Bundlaguda, Hyderabad – 500068




Head of Office, CGWB, SECR, E-1,C-Block, Rajaji Bhavan, Besant Nagar, Chennai -600 090




Regional Director, CGWB, SWR 07th cross, 27th HSR Layout, Sector-1,Main, Bengaluru – 560 102




Regional Director, CGWB, KR, Kedaram Kesavadasapuram, Thiruvananthapuram–695004




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