Mission Amrit Sarovar in Khargone: 64 waterbodies approved
In the Khargone district of Madhya Pradesh, 151 Amrit Sarovars have been sanctioned, and 79 have been finished in the last two years. Jyoti Sharma, the chief executive officer of the district panchayat, visited Barwah Janpad in the Khargone district and examined the rainwater conservation work, which has been approved. To collect rainwater for further use, the authority advised MGNREGA project officer Shyam Raghuvanshi that the construction of the 64 Amrit Sarovars sanctioned throughout the district and will be finished before monsoon.
The officer witnessed 55 labors working for the Amrit Sarovar project while inspecting the area. The serovars are located on rural and forested terrain in Balwada, Barki Chowki gram panchayat.
Additionally, instructions for plantations in Amrit Sarovars and their maintenance charges have been given to the assistant engineer and sub-engineer. Officers examined underground pipelines in Sirlay, Rupala, and Badki Chowki gram panchayats, built as part of grey water management.
The National Scenario of Mission Amrit Sarovar
According to the Rural Development Ministry, around 40,000 water bodies have been established under Mission Amrit Sarovar in the last 11 months. And, approximately 80% of the scheme’s goals have been achieved.
As part of the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav,’, the Mission was established on April 24 of last year. The mission was to revitalize 75 water bodies in each district of the country. Around 50,000 Amrit Sarovars will be built as part of the project, which is intended to be finished by August 15 of this year.
The Madhya Pradesh Mision Amrit Sarovar
According to information in the mission presentation, Madhya Pradesh has initiated construction on 5372 Amrit Sarovar, of which 2657 have already been finished. Only new construction works were included in the plan to develop Amrit Sarovar in Madhya Pradesh, and emphasis has also been placed on inter-departmental coordination. Water Resources, Forest, Fisheries Development, National Highway Authority, and Railways have joined forces with the Panchayat and Rural Development Department.
The MNREGA grant, the 15th Finance Commission scheme, and Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana were utilized as funding sources to construct water bodies. With the help of the public, the work has become modest. Khargone, Chhindwara, Morena, Betul, Mandsaur, and Burhanpur are among the districts that are ahead in the development of the Amrit Sarovar. More than 4,000 panchayat delegates, more than 5,000 panchayat level officers, and 2,250 social workers have joined the Sarovar building team.
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