Uttar Pradesh ranks first across the country in the Amrit Sarovar scheme
According to the official website of Mission Amrit Sarovar, Uttar Pradesh ranks first across the country in the Amrit Sarovar scheme launched by the Government of India for the purpose of water conservation and harvesting.
IMPORTANT FACTS -
- Madhya Pradesh is in second place and Jammu and Kashmir in third place.
Under this dream project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, started in the year of Independence Amrit Mahotsav, 15415 Amrit Sarovars were selected to be developed in Uttar Pradesh.
Of these, the construction of 8343 lakes has been completed.
In view of the importance of the scheme, a target of development of at least two Amrit Sarovars (about 1.20 lakhs) per Gram Panchayat was fixed in all the more than 58 thousand Gram Panchayats of Uttar Pradesh.
Under the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence, it was decided to hoist the flag on Independence Day this year while developing 7500 Amrit Sarovars. In relation to this, flag hoisting was done near 8288 Amrit Sarovars in the state.
Amrit Sarovar Mission :
The Amrit Sarovar Mission was launched on 24 April 2022 with the aim of water conservation.
The objective of the mission is to develop and rejuvenate 75 water bodies in each district of the country as part of the celebration of Amrit Mahotsav of Azadi.
The Ministries Involved :
The mission has been launched with a holistic government approach with 6 Ministries/Departments -
1. Rural Development Department
2. land resources department
3. Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation
4. Department of Water Resources
5. Ministry of Panchayati Raj
6. Ministry of Forest, Environment and Climate Change.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION -
Technical Partner :
Bhaskaracharya National Institute of Space Applications and Geo-informatics (BISAG-N) has been appointed as the technical partner for the mission.
Mission Amrit Sarovar is to be completed by 15 August 2023.
About 50,000 Amrit Sarovars are to be built in the country.
Each of these Amrit Sarovar will be in an area of 1 acre with a water holding capacity of 10,000 cubic metres.
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