On Monday, PM Modi will reveal a guide map for steps to be taken for the conservation of the Narmada river in Madhya Pradesh. The event which will be held at Anooppur district, where the river originates is called Amarkantak and will mark the conclusion of ‘Namami Devi Narmade Sewa Yatra’.
Namami Devi Narmade Sewa Yatra is the Narmada river conservation awareness campaign was launched in December last year. The yatra, which started on December 11, 2016, from Amarkantak, will conclude on Monday after covering a distance of 3,344 km and passing through over 1,100 villages and towns.
A number of prominent personalities, including Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, BJP president Amit Shah, Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Uma Bharti etc took part in the initiative.
“I am delighted to join the programme to mark the conclusion of the Narmada Seva Yatra in Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh, tomorrow afternoon. Narmada Seva Yatra is an excellent mass movement to protect the Narmada & conveys a larger message of saving the environment as well,” PM Modi tweeted.
He also added that this mission will also have a positive impact on the sociology of the state.
“The prime minister will release a roadmap for the conservation of the Narmada, the lifeline of Madhya Pradesh, at Amarkantak,” Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Sunday.
“The roadmap has been prepared after wide-ranging consultations with various stakeholders, including environmentalists, river conservation experts and people directly associated with the Narmada,” he added.