194 Water bodies of Dharwad district to be rejuvenated under Amrit Sarovar

A total of 194 Water bodies are being constructed/rejuvenated in the Dharwad district as part of the Amrit Sarovar Mission of the Union Government.

The information was provided by the Ministry of Rural Development as an answer to the question raised by Shri Narayana Koragappa (MP, Rajya Sabha from Karnataka) in Rajya Sabha earlier today.

Each Amrit Sarovar will have a Pondage area of a minimum 1 acre (0.4 hectares). Every Amrit Sarovar will have a water holding capacity of about 10,000 Cubic meters.

194 water bodies have already been identified in various parts of the Dharwad District. And the work of rejuvenating a few water bodies in the district is already in progress.

A total of 6,696 water bodies will be rejuvenated across all districts of Karnataka. The district-wise breakup of the sites identified under the mission is as follows.

194 Water bodies of Dharwad district to be rejuvenated under Amrit Sarovar
One of the Amrit Sarovar in Dharwad district

Bagalkote: 210, Ballari: 193, Bengaluru Urban: 120, Belagavi: 283, Bengaluru Rural: 172, Bidar: 250, Chamrajnagar: 213, Chikkaballapura: 264, Chikkamagaluru: 222, Chitradurga: 279, Dakshina Kannada: 84, Davanagere: 223, Dharwad: 194, Gadag: 169.

Hassan: 352, Haveri: 227, Kalaburagi: 307, Kodagu: 85, Kolar: 292, Koppal: 137, Mandya: 279, Mysuru: 240, Raichur: 172, Ramanagara: 296, Shivamogga: 205, Tumakuru: 452, Udupi: 142, Uttara Kannada: 111, Vijayapura: 219, Vijayanagara (Hosapete): 115, Yadgir: 189.

As per the Mission Amrit Sarovar, all the states have to complete the targeted Amrit Sarovar works by 15th August 2023. As per the Mission Portal, Karnataka has achieved the target.

As per Dharwad MP Pralhad Joshi, the sites of Amrit Sarovars have already been identified around Alnavar, Annigeri, DharwadHubballi, Kundgol, Kalaghatagi, and Navalgund.

‘Apart from Conserving the environment and Saving water, it will also serve as a Tourist attraction and will play a major role in boosting the rural economy of the country’ he added.

To conserve water for the future, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched Amrit Sarovar Mission. The mission was launched on April 24th, 2022.

Amrit Sarovar will play an important role in increasing the availability of water both on the Surface as well as underground. The mission has been launched as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava.

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