Bhopal, March 26: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that complete natural wealth has been posed to danger felling trees in unscientific ways. Narmada Seva yatra is a gentle effort to save the world creating balance with the nature. Efforts are being made to bring activists, institutions and organizations active for rivers’ conservation with different approaches on one platform and to execute their experiences and thoughts through Narmada seva yatra.
CM Chouhan was addressing the Jan-Sanvad programme at Sehore district on arrival of Narmada Seva Yatra. He said that initiative to conserve river has been taken in the state at the right time. River conservation campaign is getting active cooperation from all the sections of the society. This concern will make Narmada to flow incessantly. The way all the sections of the society are participating in yatra, it reflects the concern of the society towards water conservation.
Chouhan said that time has come now to make Narmada free from pollution and to make changes in our pooja methods. Do not dispose off poojan material, things made up of PoP besides other material which pollute Narmada water. Shri Chouhan urged the Sant Community to use their religious power to make people desert such activities in religious activities so that people quit Jal-Samadhi practice. Consecration of Narmada should be done by Narmada water only. The state government will render help wherever it is necessary, he added.
Moreover, Singh told the farmers that Forest and Horticulture departments will undertake plantation on government land but farmers should carry out fruits bearing plantation on their lands to offer ‘Green Chunri’ to Narmada River. A compensation of Rs. 20 thousand per hectare will be provided to the farmers till trees start bearing fruits. Also 40 percent subsidy will be provided for undertaking plantation and wages towards digging pits will be given.