Haryana to develop and rejuvenate 2679 Amrit Sarovars by June 30


Haryana Government will now develop and rejuvenate 2679 Amrit Sarovars against the target of 1650 by June 30, 2023. As many as 876 ponds which is 53% of the earlier target i.e. 1650 have been developed and rejuvenated so far.

During the virtual review meeting of the ‘Mission Amrit Sarovar’ under the Pragati platform by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, the Chief Secretary, Sanjeev Kaushal apprised the state progress report of Amrit Sarovar Mission.

The Chief Secretary also directed the Administratives Secretaries who are appointed as district in-charge for reviewing various schemes and programmes, to inspect and review the progress of rejuvenation of ponds in their district. Besides this, volunteer’s participation should also be ensured. Similarly, the Fisheries and Forest Department should also be engaged through various activities related to their departments.
 Kaushal said that the participation of public representatives should also be ensured. He directed to explore the possibilities of developing these ponds as tourist spots. He said that during the water conservation in these ponds, grey-water will be treated which will be further used for irrigation and other purposes.

The Chief Secretary informed that these ponds are being developed under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana, MNREGA, CSR and  Haryana Pond and Waste Water Management Authority  .

Advisor to Chief Minister (Irrigation), Devender Singh, Additional Chief Secretary, Development and Panchayats, Anil Malik and senior officers of the Haryana Pond and Waste Water Management Authority were present in the meeting.

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