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Amrit Sarovar Mission

Facts for Prelims (FFP)

Source: PIB

Amrit Sarovar Mission (launched on 24th April 2022) to develop and rejuvenate 75 water bodies in each district of the country, creating 50,000 water bodies of a size of about an Acre or more, as part of the celebration of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.
AboutDetails
Ministries InvolvedDepartment of Rural Development, Department of land resources, Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Department of Water Resources, Ministry of Panchayati Raj, and MoFECC
Collaborations with various SchemesThe mission utilizes Mahatma Gandhi NREGS, XV Finance Commission Grants, PMKSY sub-schemes such as Watershed Development Component, and Har Khet Ko Pani besides States’ own schemes.
TargetTo be completed by 15th August 2023
People’s ParticipationLocal freedom fighters, their family members, Martyr’s family members, Padma Awardees and citizens of the local area wherein an Amrit Sarovar is to be constructed, will be engaged at all stages.
About Azadi Ka Amrit MahotsavAzadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrates 75 years of independence and the glorious history of its people, culture and achievements.

 

Period: From 12th March 2021 (starting the 75-week countdown) to  15th August 2023 (to our 75th anniversary of independence)