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India’s first ‘Amrit Sarovar’ comes up in Uttar Pradesh’s Patwai

India's first Amrit Sarovar was inaugurated by Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in Patwai, Rampur, Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh’s Patwai in Rampur got the distinction of having the country’s first Amrit Sarovar. It was inaugurated by the Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and the Uttar Pradesh Jal Shakti Minister Swatantra Dev Singh on Friday.


Stating that this Amrit Sarovar had come into being due to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s inspiration, Naqvi said it was the enthusiastic participation and cooperation of the common people, villagers and promptness on the part of Gram Panchayat and District Administration that ensured it got completed in a short time.

PM had mentioned this particular Amrit Sarovar in his monthly Mann Ki Baat and said: “I like to learn that after taking the resolve of Amrit Sarovar, work has started on it at many places at a rapid pace. I have come to know about Gram Panchayat Patwai of Rampur in UP. There was a pond on the land of the Gram Sabha, but it was full of filth and heaps of garbage. With a lot of hard work, with the help of local people, with the help of local school children, that dirty pond has been transformed in the last few weeks. Now, many arrangements have been made on the banks of that lake like retaining wall, boundary wall, food court, fountains and lighting. I congratulate the Patwai Gram Panchayat of Rampur, the people of the village, the children there for this effort.”

The water body besides helping in environment protection and conservation of water will also be an attraction for the people of nearby areas. Along with various entertainment facilities, boating is also available at this place