Mission Amrit Sarovar Assam | Duration, Areas of Ponds, Implementing Agency | Committees of Mission Amrit Sarovar Assam
On the occasion of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, marking 75 years of India’s Independence, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India launched Mission Amrit Sarovar Assam on 28th April, 2022 during his visit to Karbi Anglong.
Under Mission Amrit Sarovar Assam, 75 ponds or Amrit Sarovar in each district of Assam will be created. This Amrit Sarovar will be a multipurpose water body which will be used for irrigation, water supply, pisciculture, and commercial plantation.
In this blog post, I will explain everything about Mission Amrit Sarovar Assam. You will come to know about its objective, duration, implementing agencies, strategy, monitoring etc. At the end, you will come to know about people’s participation in Mission Amrit Sarovar Assam.
WHAT IS MISSION AMRIT SAROVAR ?
Mission Amrit Sarovar is a mission mode project to construct 75 multipurpose ponds or Amrit Sarovar in districts of India with a minimum area of 1 acre or 0.4 hectare.
Hon’ble Prime Minister of India launched Mission Amrit Sarovar on 24th April, 2022 on the eve of National Panchayati Raj Day.
This mission based project is scheduled to be completed by 15th August, 2022 but for North easten states by 15th August,2023.
Amrit Sarovars will play an important role in increasing the availability of water, both on surface
and underground. It will will provide a source of income to farmers through psciculture and commercial plantation.
MISSION AMRIT SAROVAR ASSAM
In Assam, 3007 Amrit Sarovar or Ponds will be constructed. The budget or cost of these 3007 Amrit Sarovar will be ₹1,208 crores. Minimum of 75 Amrit Sarovars will be constructed in each 35 districts of Assam. It will encapsulate other mission like Assam Matsya Samridhi Scheme, etc
OBJECTIVE OF MISSION AMRIT SAROVAR ASSAM
The main objectives of Mission Amrit Sarovar Assam are listed below.
- Construction of Ponds (Amrit Sarovar) for small and marginal farmers.
- Use of Amrit Sarovar to generate income by integrating pisciculture and commercial plantations.
- Constructions of at least 75 Ponds (Amrit Sarovar) in each district of Assam.
DURATION OF MISSION AMRIT SAROVAR ASSAM
Mission Amrit Sarovar will be taken as a mission mode project in all the states of Assam. It is planned that a substantial number of Amrit Sarovars would be completed by August 15, 2022.
But, for Assam, all the 3007 Amrit Sarovar would be constructed and finished by August 15, 2023 i.e by the end of Amrit Varsh. Because most of the North East states cannot stick to the August 15, 2022 deadline due to early rains and flood or some other factors.
AREA OF PONDS (AMRIT SAROVAR) IN MISSION AMRIT SAROVAR ASSAM
In Mission Amrit Sarovar, the minimum size of each Amrit Sarovar should be 1 acre or 0.4 hectare or 3 Bighas . But in Assam, for Mission Amrit Sarovar Assam there will be two sizes of ponds or Amrit Sarovar as per Assam cabinet decision on 29th May, 2022.
The two sizes of Amrit Sarovar, will be.
- 1 acre=0.4 hectare=3 Bighas in Kamrup Metro, South Salmara and Dima Haso districts of Assam.
- 2.47 acres=1 hectare =7.47 Bighas in the rest 32 districts of Assam
IMPLEMENTING GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OF MISSION AMRIT SAROVAR ASSAM
In Assam for Mission Amrit Sarovar, Panchayat & Revenue Development (P&RD) Department will be the nodal agency for this mission based project.
For this purpose an exclusive bank account will be opened which will be operated by the Commissioner, Panchayat & Revenue Development (P&RD). This account will serve as the mother account for all the districts of Assam.
COMMITTEES FOR IMPLEMENTING MISSION AMRIT SAROVAR ASSAM
There is a 5 layer structure for administration for implementing Mission Amrit Sarovar Assam. In each level, there is a committee of members to overlook the working and implementation of this mission scheme.
The committees for implementing Mission Amrit Sarovar Assam are listed below.
- State Level Committee
- District Level Committee
- Block Level Construction Committee
- 2 Dedicated Prabharis for each Amrit Sarovar or Ponds
Apart from the committees, Panchayat members and Panchayat Level Officers will act as Mission Guide.
REVENUE SHARING OF INCOME FROM PONDS CONSTRUCTED IN MISSION AMRIT SAROVAR ASSAM
In Sixth Schedule Areas of Assam, Amrit Sarovars will be maintained by Cluster Level Federat
Ion of Women Self Help Groups (SHGs). The revenue earned from Amrit Sarovar will be shared with Pahchayts or Local Bodies in 75:25 proportion.
IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY OF MISSION AMRIT SAROVAR ASSAM
MONITORING OF MISSION AMRIT SAROVAR ASSAM
The activities such as construction of Amrit Sarovar, implementation, maintenance, etc under Mission Amrit Sarovar Assam will be monitored under various levels. The levels are listed below.
- National Level
- State Level
- District Level
- Panchayat Level
At National Level, Department of Rural development will be the nodal agency for Mission Amrit Sarovar. But there will be 4 committees of Nodal Officers to look after the project. They are listed below.
- Committee of Secretaries convened by Department of Rural Development, GoI.
- Joint Secretary (RE), Department of Rural Department, GoI would act as “Mission
Director” for this Mission to coordinate with the Central Scheme Nodal Officers
(CSNOs)/other Central Ministries/Departments, Central Nodal Officers (CNOs) of JSA-CTR,
State Nodal Officers (SNOs), District Nodal Officers (DNOs) and others.
- Central Scheme Nodal Officers (CSNOs): The in-charge Joint Secretary of the
Scheme/Programme will be the CSNO and she/he will monitor their respective
- .Central Nodal Officers (CNOs): Each district will have one Central Nodal Officer (CNO)
of the rank of Joint Secretary and above.The Central Nodal Officers under Jal Shakti
Abhiyaan-Catch the Rain campaign will also be the CNOs for the Mission Amrit Sarovar.
For Mission Amrit Sarovar Assam, there is a State Nodal Officers(SNO) from P&RD Deptt. The main role and responsibility of SNO -Mission Amrit Sarovar Assam for smooth execution of the Mission.
The Deputy Commissioner of each district will be District Nodal Officer for Mission Amrit Sarovar Assam. The district level committee consists of all stakeholders of the mission and chaired by the Deputy Commissioner for the implementation and monitoring.
At Panchayat level, 2 dedicated Prabharis for each Amrit Sarovars sees all the work and implementation of Mission Amrit Sarovar Assam. 1 Prabharis will be Panchayat member and other Panchayat Level Officer.
Gram Panchayat will nominate Panchayat members, who will act as citizen supervisor. He/She will be responsible for faithful and fair execution of the Amrit Sarovar in the Panchayat
while protecting the community interest.
The Panchayat level officer will monitor the progress and ensure faithful implementation of
the mission in panchayat. He/She will report the progress in the form of document, with
appropriate photos and videos.
PEOPLE’S PARTICIPATION IN MISSION AMRIT SAROVAR ASSAM
The participation of the people and community is an essential element of Mission Amrit Sarovar Assam. For people;s participation in this mission the following steps are taken.
- Foundation stone for the Amrit Sarovar will be led by freedom fighter or her/his amily member or by the family of martyr (post-independence) or a local padma awardee. In case there is no such citizen available, the eldest citizen of the specific/local gram Panchayat to be engaged.
- Gram Panchayat will decide for a fair disposal of mud coming out of this Amrit Sarovar construction/renovation.
- On the occasion of every Independence Day (i.e. on 15th August)Indian Flag will be hoisted at Amrit Sarovar worksite, by the freedom fighter or his/her family member or by the family member of martyr or a local Padma Awardee
Summing up, you have come to know everything about Mission Amrit Sarovar Assam. You have come to know about duration, areas, implementing agency, revenue share of the Mission Amrit Saraovar.
Moreover, I have discussed the implementing strategy and monitoring of Mission Amrit Sarovar Assam. At the end, I have discussed the people’s participation in this mission. More, information will be added so do visit guwahatilive.com.