IEP CHANDIGARH AUGUST 27, 2022
Haryana Government has marked one more achievement by making Amrit Sarovars more than the stipulated target under the Amrit Sarovar Yojana of the Central Government. By August 15, 2022, 418 Amrit Sarovars were to be built in the state, but due to the tireless efforts of the government, 557 Amrit Sarovars have been made ready. Under this scheme, 75 Amrit Sarovars are to be built in each district.
This information was given in the review meeting of Haryana Pond and Waste Water Management Authority held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary, Sh. Sanjeev Kaushal.
While directing the officers to expedite the restoration work of the ponds, Sh. Kaushal said that the works of Amrit Sarovar and all other ponds should be completed within the stipulated time. There should not be any negligence in this work. He said that the Amrit Sarovar Mission has been started across the country by Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi to save and rejuvenate the ponds. He added that Haryana should lead in the country by performing better in this mission.
In the meeting, the Chief Secretary was apprised that an action plan for the restoration of a total of 5,216 ponds has been prepared. Out of these ponds, a digital survey of 4,811 ponds has been completed and thereafter work has been allotted for making architectural drawings of 3,404 ponds. Estimates are being prepared after making the architectural drawings of 2,737 ponds. Verification of 268 architectural drawings is being done. Only 399 architectural drawings are under process, whose work will be completed by September 30, 2022.
It was informed in the meeting that according to the action plan for micro irrigation system by Micada for re-use of treated water for 5,216 ponds, administrative approval has been given to the estimates after checking the feasibility of 488 works. The work on which will be started soon. Apart from this, estimates of 1032 works have been received for the renovation of Amrit Sarovar Yojana and other ponds, out of which administrative approval of Rs. 496 crore has been given for 644 works and administrative approval for the remaining works will be expedited soon.
It was informed in the meeting that Haryana Pond and Waste Water Management Authority have collected the data of all the ponds located in the state through PDMS software. First of all, about 1,800 ponds with polluted water and issues of water overflow are being treated through Constructed Wetland Technique.
Additional Chief Secretary, Development and Panchayats Department, Sh. Anil Malik, Executive Vice-Chairman of Haryana Pond and Waste Water Management Authority, Sh. Prabhakar Verma and other officers were present in the meeting.