On Monday addressing a crowd on the final day of the Namami Devi Narmade Sewa Yatra, PM Modi expressed his concerns over the condition of rivers in the country.
“Many rivers in the country are on the map but do not have any water in them,” Modi said at the event in Madhya Pradesh’s Annooppur district. Appreciating the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government for taking up the campaign to protect India’s most important river, PM Modi said the Narmada conservation roadmap prepared by the state is a “perfect document for future vision”.
“The document was sent to me in advance and I had gone through it. It has the details of what is to be done, by whom, and at what time. In my opinion, it is a perfect document for future vision”, he added.
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, concluded 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.
Appreciating the efforts of the people PM Modi said, “I, on behalf of people of Gujarat, for whom every drop of Narmada is important, Rajasthan and Maharashtra congratulate Madhya Pradesh for this great initiative.”