Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to attend the closing ceremony of “Narmada Seva Yatra” on May 11 at Madhya Pradesh-Gujarat border. The world’s largest “River Conservation” campaign started on December 11, 2016 covered about 3,400 km in 144 days.
Briefing the media here on Monday, Dr Narottam Mishra, Minister of Public Relations Department, Madhya Pradesh, applauded Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and said that the campaign aims to preserve the sanctity and purity of the river.
Mishra also asserted that the initiative was getting a huge response and support from all walks of life. This is turning out to be a big public movement to which sadhus, saints, maulvis, celebrities from sports, films and social sectors have given their support.
“Narmada Seva Yatra is one of the biggest Yatras undertaken by any CM for preservation and conservation of a river. Lakhs of people are participating in the campaign,” he added.
As per Central Pollution Control Board Report, the Narmada is the least polluted river in the country and comes under ‘A’ category. This is due to strict norms for the preservation of environment.
People need to be more aware of the need to preserve and conserve the environment. Encourage people to plant more trees and use organic fertilisers, check illegal mining activities and also point out how rives get polluted and discourage people from indulging in those activities, the minister advised.