Last Updated: Aug 19, 2023
More than 66 thousand Amrit Sarovars have been constructed or rejuvenated so far across the country under the ambit of Mission Amrit Sarovar. The aim of Mission Amrit Sarovar is to provide sustainable water sources, wherein every district is expected to construct or rejuvenate a minimum of 75 Amrit Sarovar. The Ministry of Rural Development in a statement said that so far, out of 1 lakh 12 thousand 277 identified Amrit Sarovars, the work for 81 thousand 425 Amrit Sarovars has started. It said, a total of 66,278 Amrit Sarovars have been constructed or rejuvenated. The Ministry further said that states have made efforts to achieve the District level target of 75 Amrit Sarovar in each of the districts. West Bengal, Punjab, Telangana, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Bihar and Rajasthan are among the states wherein some of the districts are yet to achieve the target of 75 Amrit Sarovars per district. The Ministry also said that the national target of 50 thousand Amrit Sarovars has been achieved.