More than 1 lakh lakes to be built in India under Mission Amrit Sarovar
07 April 2023, New Delhi: To conserve water for the future, Mission Amrit Sarovar was launched on 24th April 2022. The Mission is aimed at developing or rejuvenating 75 water bodies in each district of the country.
Mission Amrit Sarovar had planned a target to construct or rejuvenate 50,000 Amrit Sarovar ponds across India till 15th August 2023.
There is no separate financial allocation for Mission Amrit Sarovar. The Mission Amrit Sarovar works through the States and Districts with convergence from various ongoing schemes such as Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (Mahatma Gandhi NREGS), 15th Finance Commission Grants, Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sichayi Yojna sub-schemes such as Watershed Development Component, Har Khet ko Pani, besides States’ scheme. Public contribution like crowdfunding and Corporate Social Responsibility is also allowed for the work.
States/UT-wise details of sites identified for construction/rejuvenation of Amrit Sarovar as of 30th March are given below:
|S.No.||State/ UT||Number of Sites Identified|
|10||Jammu And Kashmir||4,061|
|30||Andaman & Nicobar||353|
|31||Dadra Nagar and Haveli, Daman and Diu||95|
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