Bhopal, January 23: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Narmada Seva Yatra is being conducted for protection of Narmada river but along with this Yatra, people will be informed about evils of liquor. State-wide liquor prohibition campaign will also be launched for it. The Chief Minister advised not to make disparity between girl and boy. Chief Minister Chouhan was addressing Jan-Sanvad on the 42nd day of Yatra in Handia of Harda district on sunday.Chief Minister said that mother Narmada has given everything to Madhya Pradesh but without consideration, tree felling was due to negligence of human. He said that this time is for regression. Narmada Seva Yatra is being taken out with this. Chouhan said that irrigation is being in 30 percent area taking water from Narmada river. Drinking water is being supplied to Amarkantak, Dindori, Jabalpur, Bhopal, Omkareshwar and Indore. Treatment plants will be set up to prevent polluted water flowing in the river.
Discussing river linking, Chief Minister Chouhan said that Narmada water was released for ablution of pilgrims in Simhastha. Narmada water is now also for giving new life to Gambhir, Parvati and Kalisindh rivers. Chief Minister Chouhan said that pujan-kund, muktidham and changing rooms would be constructed on Narmada ghats.Talking about the respect to women in the society, Chief Minister Chouhan said that the god lives there, where women are respected. The Chief Minister appealed for sending children to schools necessarily. Chief Minister Chouhan exhorted farmers to plant fruit-bearing trees on both sides of Narmada rive in distance of one km from the banks. The Chief Minister administered pledge to present gathering for making Narmada river pollution-free.
Chief Minister Chouhan released special edition of 'Seoni Malva Ke Narmada Ghat' and special issue on Narmada published by Hindi Dainik Patrika. Energy minister Paras Jain, minister of state for general administration Lal Singh Arya, minister of state for other backward welfare Smt. Lalita Yadav and seers-saints were present on the occasion.