Uttar Pradesh becomes the first state in India to construct 8,642 Amrit Sarovar (Lakes) in India. Amrit Sarovar is an ambitious mission initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which aims to conserve water for the future. Madhya Pradesh is in the second position, Jammu and Kashmir in third, Rajasthan in fourth, and Tamil Nadu ranked in the fifth position.
Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh, secured the first position within the state by constructing 256 Amrit Sarovar. Gorakhpur secured the second position by constructing 245 lakes, and Pratapgarh secured the third position by constructing 231 lakes.
Key Points related to Mission Amrit Sarovar in Uttar Pradesh
- The Director of the rural development department G S Priyadarshini informed them about the instructions of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
- 15,497 Amrit Sarovar was identified in different villages panchayats of which 8,462 Amrit Sarovar have been already developed.
- These Amirt Sarovars are twice the total number of Amrit Sarovar collectively developed in Madhya Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan, and Tamil Nadu.
- Uttar Pradesh is the only state in the country that has developed Amrit Sarovar in huge numbers.
- Further, 1.20 lakh Amrit Sarovar will be developed in the state, which is the maximum in the country.
- In Lakhimpur Kheri, 256 Amrit Sarovar have been completed out of 312 Amrit Sarovar.