West Bengal, Punjab, Telangana, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Bihar and Rajasthan wherein some of the districts are yet to achieve the target of 75 Amrit Sarovars per district

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The States have made efforts to reach the district level target of 75 Amrit Sarovars in each of the districts of the State with an exception being the case of West Bengal, Punjab, Telangana, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Bihar and Rajasthan where some of districts have yet to reach the goal of 75 Amrit Sarovars per district.

So far, out of 1,12,277 Amrit Sarovars identified, work has been started on 81,425 Amrit Sarovars and a total of 66,278 Amrit Sarovars have been built/rejuvenated.

Background:

The Amrit Sarovar mission was launched by the Prime Minister on the 24thth April 2022 with the aim of providing sustainable water sources where each district should build/rejuvenate a minimum of 75 Amrit Sarovars. The national target of 50,000 Amrit Sarovars was achieved following the due guidelines of the Mission.

This mission is implemented with a whole government approach where 8 core ministries/departments, namely Rural Development Department, Land Resources Department, Drinking Water and Sanitation Department, Resources Department Water, Panchayati Raj Ministry, Ministry of Forestry, Environment and Climate Change, Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Roads, Transport and Highways are participating. The Bhaskaracarya National Institute for Space Application and Geo-informatics (BISAG-N) was also engaged as a technical partner for the Mission. The Mission works across the States and Districts, through the refocusing of various schemes such as Mahatma Gandhi NREGS, Finance Commission XV grants, PMKSY sub-schemes such as Watershed Development Component, Har Khet Ko Pani as well as the States’ own schemes. It may also be mentioned that the Mission encourages the mobilization of civic and non-governmental resources to complement these efforts.

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