The Government of Jammu and Kashmir has decided to meet the community and deliver all Amrit Sarovar within the timeline.
In this direction Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir was apprised that the Amrit Sarovar is to be generally constructed on at least 1 acre of land with a water holding capacity of about 10,000 cubic meters. The Mission aims at developing and rejuvenating 75 water bodies in each district of the country as a part of celebration of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, as was revealed in the meeting.
He was further informed that recently the Lieutenant Governor dedicated 100 Amrit Sarovars to the public across the districts of UT. It was elucidated that these were completed at a total cost of Rs 44.41 Cr. Out of this, Rs.15.09 Cr were utilized out of MGNREGA and Rs.3.98 Cr from SBM, as was said in the meeting.
The J & K administration recently discussed that the timeline for the 100% target of 1500 AS is 15th August 2023. Out of these sites for 1214 (81%) AS had been identified and uploaded on the national portal. These were estimated to cost Rs 142.14 Cr with Rs 82.54 Cr to be provisioned out of MGNREGA and Rs 59.60 Cr from other sources.
It was further apprised that peoples’ participation at all levels of its execution is the key to the entire initiative, as it is meant to evoke the collective spirit of the community. It also includes encouraging public contribution (crowd funding/CSR) for the work.