Mission Amrit sarovar will be a support to farmers , this mission will solve the problem of draught

Published on: 07-Dec-2023

Mission Amrit sarovar will be based on "whole of government" with  jal shakti ministry , ministry of panchayat raj , ministry of environment , forest and climate change and technical organizations .

The government has launched a scheme for farmers and villagers who are facing water problems on daily basis. The name of this scheme is Amrit Sarovar Yojana. This scheme has been brought by the central government for water conservation and to deal with a situation like drought. According to the scheme, 75-75 ponds to be constructed in each district across India by 15 August 2023. This will help in controlling the groundwater depletion during summer.

What are the features of Mission Amrit Sarovar? 

Mission Amrit Sarovar was launched on 24th April 2022 and completed on 15th August 2023. It aims to develop and repair 75 Amrit Sarovars (ponds) in each district of India, which will collabratively make 50,000 Amrit Sarovars across India. Mission Amrit Sarovar has been completed on 15th August 2023. Mission Amrit sarovar will be based on "whole of government" with  jal shakti ministry , ministry of panchayat raj , ministry of environment , forest and climate change and technical organizations.

Under this mission, at least 75 Amrit Sarovars will be constructed or rejuvenated in every district of India. Each Amrit Sarovar will have a pond area of at least 1 acre with a water holding capacity of about 10,000 cubic metres. Every Amrit Sarovar will be surrounded by trees like Neem, Peepal and Banyan. Each Amrit Sarovar will be a source of livelihood by using water for multiple purposes like irrigation, fish farming, duck farming, shrimp farming, water tourism and other activities. Amrit Sarovar will also serve as a social meeting place in that area. Mission Amrit Sarovar is a example of action taken during Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. 

Every Amrit Sarovar is a place of flag hoisting on Independence Day. In Mission Amrit Sarovar, freedom fighters or their family members, family members of martyrs, Padma awardees are included. Mission Amrit Sarovar works through collabration of various schemes such as Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (Mahatma Gandhi NREGS) 15th Finance Commission Grants, Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) sub-schemes such as watershed development component, Har Khet through States and Districts. Mission Amrit Sarovar focuses on water conservation, people's participation and proper use of soil extracted from water bodies to promote infrastructure projects. Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and other public agencies engaged in infrastructure project development are also involved in the mission for utilization of soil, manure extracted from Amrit Sarovar.