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Rules and Terms & Conditions for Participation in
“Nadi-ko-Jano”

  • Research For Resurgence Foundation, as part of “Nadi-ko-Jano Abhiyan”, has announced a competition for submitting facts about the rivers in neighbourhood. Following rules and conditions will be applicable to the competition.
  • 1.0 Eligibility for Participation:
  • Students of middle school, high school, higher degrees, faculties of educational institutions, staffs of NGO/CSOs, individuals all are eligible to participate in the competition. Categories for participants are in three age groups - below 18 yrs, 18-25 yrs & above 25 years. Multiple data entries from single registered participants are acceptable only if submitted for different rivers (not for different stretches of the same river).
  • 2.0 Expected data on rivers in neighbourhood:
  • Data to be collected and loaded while near to river. Participant must visit river and upload the data. Data should include
    • a) Name of the location of the river (village, taluka, district, state), provide location coordinates from google/Bhuvan/Wiki map etc.;
    • b) Name of the villages/towns from where river is entering from and leading towards;
    • c) Three photographs of rivers as taken from participant’s mobile or camera, with possibly date and GPS tag;
    • d) Information of the river from literature such as books, magazines, websites, online reports etc. with references. This information may include length of the river, various names by which river is known, whether river is perennial or seasonal, any religious or archeologically important structure on the river;
    • e) Information on the river collected from local residents, including various names by which river is known, whether river is perennial or seasonal, any religious or archeologically important structure on the river, any festivals on the river;
    • f) What are the different usage of the river water at present - irrigation, drinking water, recreational activities, any other;
    • g) What are economic activities linked to river stretch for the location (village/town);
    • h) Information on the pollution aspects of the river stretch which include, visible colour of water, number of sewage/wastewater drains (nallahs) discharging into, whether any growth of weeds (such as water hyacinth, Jal kumbhi, duckweeds etc.), any industrial wastewater discharging, river stretch for which information is being submitted;
    • i) Any dam upstream or downstream of the location on river, provide name of dam, map location co-ordinates wherever possible;
    • j) Provide information if any flood occurred in past three years;
    • k) What, in your opinion, is a must action to be taken for river rejuvenation for the river of which you are uploading information.
  • 3.0 Evaluation Criteria:
  • Evaluation of entries will be in general on following criteria
    • a) Data having all fields filled as indicated in clause 2.0 from (a to k) will have better chances of winning;
    • b) Accuracy of the locations and validation through map;
    • c) Clarity of photographs;
    • d) Originality of photographs, should not be copyrighted by third party;
    • e) Quality of references given for collecting information;
    • f) Quality of other information provided.
  • 4.0 Important Dates:
    • Registration Open: Ganesh Chaturthi – September 10, 2021
    • Last date for submission of your registration: November 30, 2021 (midnight).
    • Last Date of Data Submission: January 31, 2022 (midnight). Entries received other than App, RFRF website or after the last date will not be considered.
  • 5.0 Entry fee:
    • ₹ 25 for each registration by online payment.
  • 6.0 Awards:
  • Selection of winners will be done by the experts of RFRF among all entries, after evaluation. The winners will be awarded as follows (Certificate and Cash Awards):
    • Institutional National level award - Based on maximum valid entries from faculty/ students/ individuals of a single institute (schools/ colleges/ universities/ institutes/ NGOs/ CSOs, private organizations), organizations may promote their faculty/ students/ individuals. Minimum qualification to compete for institutional award is 250 river entries from a single organization.
      • Jal Sanrakshak - ₹ 1,00,000/- (Rupees Hundred Thousand only)
      • Jal Upasak - ₹ 51,000/- (Rupees Fifty-One Thousand only)
      • Jal Sathi - ₹ 31,000/- (Rupees Thirty-One Thousand only)
    • Individual (will be given in each state with minimum 100 river entries from the state):
      • Jal Bal Mitra: Below 18 years - One in each state - ₹ 5,000/- (Rupees Five Thousand only)
      • Jal Yuva Mitra: 18 to 25 years - One in each state - ₹ 5,000/- (Rupees Five Thousand only)
      • Jal Mitra: Above 25 years - One in each state - ₹ 5,000/- (Rupees Five Thousand only)
    • All participants submitting valid entries will be issued Certificate of Participation.
      • If there are more than one winner for any award, prize will be divided equally. In addition to cash prize, a certificate will be awarded. TDS if applicable for institutional awards will be deducted as per government rule.
  • 7.0 All copyrights will be assigned to Research For Resurgence Foundation for use of information submitted in the manner RFRF desires to use.
  • 8.0 All the terms and conditions of the competition to be accepted by participant by signing in application form.
  • 9.0 Decision of organizers will be final and binding on the participants. Organizers reserve the right to accept or reject any/all entries without giving reasons.
  • 10.0 Keeping Login ID and Password confidential is responsibility of participants. Please do not share it with anyone.