Mission Amrit Sarovar- A high level meeting held to review the progress of the Mission under the chairmanship of Secretary, Rural Development

What is the News?

The Prime Minister has launched a Mission Amrit Sarovar.

What is Mission Amrit Sarovar?

Aim: To develop and rejuvenate 75 water bodies in each district of the country as a part of the celebration of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. In total, it would lead to the creation of 50,000 water bodies of a size of about an Acre or more.

Participating Ministries/Departments: Department of Rural Development, Department of Land Resources, Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Department of Water Resources, Ministry of Panchayati Raj and Ministry of Forest, Environment and Climate change.

Technical Partner: Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Application and Geo-informatics(BISAG-N).

Duration of the mission: The Mission Amrit Sarovar is to be completed by 15th August 2023.

Implementation Strategy

Refocusing of Schemes: The Mission works through the States and Districts through refocusing of various schemes such as MGNREGA, 15th Finance Commission Grants, PMKSY sub-schemes such as Watershed Development Component, Har Khet Ko Pani besides States own schemes. 

– The mission also encourages the mobilization of citizen and non-govt resources for supplementing these efforts.

Minimum Area: This Amrit Sarovar will be constructed on at least 1 acre of land with a water holding capacity of about 10,000 cubic meters.

Source: The post is based on the articleMission Amrit Sarovar- A high-level meeting held to review the progress of the Mission under the chairmanship of Secretary, Rural Development published in PIB on 11th May 2022.

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