Amrit Sagar (“Ocean of Nectar”) is a working model of the best environmental practices and a teaching center demonstrating traditional and innovative sustainable practices readily available and practical to implement. The ten-acre facility is situated on the undeveloped eastern bank of the Ganges River, a short boat ride from Varanasi’s city center.
At Amrit Sagar, organically farmed vegetables, fruit and dairy provide food for the boys’ and girls’ hostels in Varanasi. The Center is innovating with clean energy, safe water and agricultural production, serving as a working model for sustainability best practices. Amrit Sagar also provides jobs for local villagers and serves as a model for energy and food resource management.