Amrit Sarovar mission

Tags: Government Schemes

The Union Government has asked the Ministry of Railways and the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to utilize the soil/silt dug from ponds/tanks in all districts across the country for their infrastructure projects under the Amrit Sarovar Mission. 

  • About Amrit Sarovar Mission

  • Amrit Sarovar Mission also known as Water Conservation Mission was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 24, 2022.

  • It aims to develop and rejuvenate 75 water bodies in each district across all states as part of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav'.

  • At least 50,000 water bodies across the country are expected to be rejuvenated during this nationwide program that ends on August 15, 2023.

  • India's first Amrit Sarovar was built in Rampur.

  • Technical Partner of the Mission

  • Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Application and Geo-informatics (BISAG-N)

  • Ministries/Department Involved in the Mission

  • Department of Rural Development

  • Department of land resources

  • Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation

  • Department of Water resources

  • Ministry of Panchayati Raj

  • Ministry of Forest, Environment and Climate Changes

  • Achievements

  • So far, 12,241 sites have been finalized by the States/Districts for the construction of Amrit Sarovars, out of which work has started on 4,856 Amrit Sarovars.

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