Mumbai, Saturday, 30th April: Water scarcity is in its worst phase for the state of Maharashtra thus leading to one of the biggest water crisis in the recent years. IBN-Lokmat’s initiative Jaagar Paanyacha - awakening for water Conclave hosted this initiative to bring to its viewers, the top leaders and eminent personalities on one platform, to share their thoughts on water conservation for the betterment and upliftment of Maharashtra.

As the state is staring at a bleak summer, with at least two months to go for the monsoons, common men have taken up  water conservation initiatives on their own which has gained due recognition. IBN Lokmat felicitated 11 Samaritans who have been exceptionally successful in their contribution to conserve water in the state.

The 11 common men felicitated by Chief Guest, Maharashtra Chief Minister, Shri. Devendra Fadnavis were - Dr. Vikas Amte, Dr. Avinash Paul, Tukaram Munde, Sachin Kokate, Anil Mohite, Madhukar Dhas (Dilasa Sanstha), Suresh Khanapurkar, Manish Ranjankar, Vinayak Patil, Marathwada Mitra Parivar Navi Mumbai, Sayaji Shinde and Prajakta Jagtap. Tune into IBN-Lokmat to watch this special show of “Jaagar Paanyacha” on Sunday, 1st May at 9.00am — 10.00am, 1.30pm — 3.00 pm, 8.00pm — 9.00pm and 10.30pm - 12.00pm.