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Haryana to Inaugurate 111 Ponds Under Amrit Sarovar Scheme on May 1

On May 1, the Haryana government will inaugurate 111 ponds under the Amrit Sarovar Scheme. The scheme focuses on restoring and rejuvenating water bodies.

Kritika Madhukar
Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar
Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar

As part of the Centre's Amrit Sarovar initiative, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar will inaugurate a total of 111 ponds around the state on May 1. According to an official press statement here on Thursday, the scheme would be introduced during a celebration in Sonipat.

Under the project, Amrit Sarovar Scheme, Rs. 50 crore water anointing programs, an action plan of building over a thousand works has been devised to raise the water levels. The project is expected to cost more than Rs 50 crore. The immediate experienced cost for the development of Amrit Sarovar alone has been set at roughly Rs. 10 crores.

Besides that, other water-related action plans have been produced at a cost of more than Rs. 35 crores. At the Panchayat level, it is reported that all types of construction have begun.

Nirmal Sarovars will be created in Haryana under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Amrit Sarovar project.

According to a press report, in the first phase, 1,650 similar ponds were discovered across the state's 22 districts, including 115 urban and 1,535 rural ponds. 

The construction of these ponds will follow the established guidelines, which include a minimum pond area of one acre or more, adequate pond depth, and the development of embankments with an appropriate slope, among other things.

According to a media report, trees such as peepal and neem will be planted on the borders of these ponds to ensure a healthy environment. The wastewater that flows into the ponds will be purified before being reused for animal drinking, fish aquaculture, and irrigation. According to the press, the regeneration of the ponds would also help to restore the groundwater level, which has been depleted.

The Haryana Pond and Waste Water Management Authority have developed action plans for restoring and revitalizing all toxic ponds, including those that have overflowed.

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