The mission was launched by the Prime Minister on 24th April 2022 with a view to conserve water for the future
The Mission is aimed at developing and rejuvenating 75 water bodies in each district of the country as a part of celebration of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.
In total, it would lead to creation of 50,000 water bodies of a size of about an Acre or more.
Six ministries/departments namely - Dept of Rural Development , Department of land resources, Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Department of Water resources, Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Ministry of Forest, Environment and Climate changes would be involved in implementing this mission.
Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Application and Geo-informatics(BISAG-N) has been engaged as Technical partner for the Mission.
The Mission Amrit Sarovar is to be completed by 15th August 2023.
Local freedom fighter, their family members, Martyr’s family members, Padma Awardee and citizens of the local area wherein an Amrit Sarovar is to be constructed, will be engaged at all stages.
On every 15th August, National Flag hoisting will be organised on every Amrit Sarovar site.
So far, 12,241 sites are finalised for construction of Amrit Sarovarsby States/Districts, out of which works has started on 4,856 Amrit Sarovars.
India's first Amrit Sarovar was inaugurated in Patwai, Rampur (Uttar Pradesh) on 13 May 2022 by the Union Minister Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.
Update 20 Dec 2022
An additional 50,000 Amrit Sarovar ponds will be constructed by 15th August 2023.
As on 14.12.2022, the construction work has been started on 53,050 sites. The sites on which construction will start soon are 38,503.