Saturday, June 19, 2010

VMC's claim of best water management award falls flat

This January, the Vadodara Municipal Corporation went overboard in announcing its achievement by putting up huge banners which read, `Ministry of Water Resources and UNESCO awarded Vadodara Mahanagar Seva Sadan for Best Water Management and Remarkable Improvement in Distribution Network'. The banners also carried photograph of CM Narendra Modi, a trophy and certificate. But the same award is now haunting senior VMC officials, as a reply to an application under the RTI Act by the Ministry of Water Resources (Indus Wing), New Delhi, has revealed that the ministry does not give such awards and that it is not even aware about it.

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