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India's first Amrit Sarovar built in Rampur
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- India's first 'Amrit Sarovar' was inaugurated on May 13, 2022 by Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Uttar Pradesh's Jal Shakti Minister Swatantra Dev Singh at Rampur in Uttar Pradesh.
- This grand lake of 3115 square metres has been constructed at Patwai in Rampur at a cost of Rs 57 lakh.
- The lake also has food courts and boating as well as many other facilities.
- The foundation stone for the beautification of this lake, which is facing an existential crisis due to encroachments and dumping, was laid by Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandi Ben Patel in February 2020.
- It may be recalled that under the Amrit Mahotsav of Azadi, the Amrut Sarovar Yojana has been launched for water conservation, under which it has been decided to construct 75-75 lakes in each district of the country.
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