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More than 1 lakh lakes to be built in India under Mission Amrit Sarovar

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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/ UTNumber of Sites Identified
1Andhra Pradesh4,520
2Arunachal Pradesh2,548
3Assam3,546
4Bihar3,531
5Chhattisgarh3,732
6Goa192
7Gujarat2,681
8Haryana7,377
9Himachal Pradesh2,156
10Jammu And Kashmir4,061
11Jharkhand4,006
12Karnataka6,394
13Kerala879
14Madhya Pradesh7,425
15Maharashtra3,148
16Manipur1,319
17Meghalaya1,053
18Mizoram1,145
19Nagaland356
20Odisha3,979
21Punjab1,956
22Rajasthan4,986
23Sikkim279
24Tamil Nadu3,119
25Telangana4,305
26Tripura997
27Uttarakhand1,915
28Uttar Pradesh17,973
29West Bengal277
30Andaman & Nicobar353
31Dadra Nagar and Haveli, Daman and Diu95
32Ladakh173
33Puducherry169
Total1,00,645
States/UT-wise details of sites identified for construction/rejuvenation of Amrit Sarovar as of 30th March

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