The Assam Cabinet in its last meeting held on May 29 approved a standard operating procedure for Mission Amrit Sarovar which seeks to introduce a source of water for small and marginal farmers and income generating assets by integrating pisciculture and commercial plantations.
In total, 3,007 sarovars will be constructed at a cost of ₹ 11,208 crore. The work on them is targeted to be completed by August 15, 2023. In each of the districts in Assam, at least 75 such sarovars need to be constructed with a minimum size of one hectare. However, in the case of Kamrup Metro, South Salmara and Dima Hasao, the minimum size will be one acre
These sarovars shall be maintained by cluster level federation of women SHGs and the revenue earned shall be shared with Panchayats or local bodies in Sixth Schedule areas in 3:1 proportion.