Mumbai, Thursday, 28th April: As severe drought conditions prevail at the moment in India, the state of Maharashtra is facing one of the biggest water crisis in recent decades. The water scarcity has caused a law and order problem in the parched Marathwada region, threatening to convert into a social conflict.  Jaagar Paanyacha - awakening for water conclave by IBN Lokmat will bring top leaders, visionaries, authorities and celebrities on a common platform for a whole day session to share their thoughts on the state’s water crisis, government’s current initiatives and future plan of action.

In such crisis, IBN Lokmat is felicitating 11 Samaritans who have toiled and moiled for water conservation and made a difference with their thoughts and actions. Right from cutting down on large personal expenses, stopping growing crops which require substantive quantities of water, or even water irrigation projects. These efforts will be felicitated in presence of Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Phadnavis on Friday, 29th April at Sahyadri Guest House, Malabar Hill in Mumbai.

The conclave will also have top dignitaries - Mr. Rajendra Singh, Mr. Satyajit Batkal, Dr. Vikas Amte, Mr. Suresh Khanapurkar, Mr. Popatrao Pawar, Mr. Raju Shetty, Mr. Datta Sawant, Mr. Madhav Kotasthane, Mr. Tukaram Mundhe and Mr. Jayant Patil; who will share their thoughts on water conservation for the betterment and upliftment of Maharashtra. The ‘Jaagar Paanyacha’ initiative by IBN Lokmat is in association with JMJ Machine Tools & Sarita Water Tanks.