Bhopal, March 8: Narmada River is the lifeline of the state and its incessant flow will be maintained at all cost, said Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Jan-Sanvad progarmme in ‘Namami Devi Narmade’-Seva Yatra on Tuesday.Madhya Pradesh CM further said that Narmada seva yatra has become the biggest yatra of the world. Citizens of Madhya Pradesh get electricity, potable water and irrigation water from Narmada River. Moreover, citizens of state are indebted to Maa Narmada. Madhya Pradesh has emerged as a leading state in the country in the field of agriculture due to Narmada water. The state was honoured with Krishi Karman Award continuously since last 4 years. Agriculture growth rate of Madhya Pradesh is over 20 percent since last so many years.
Chouhan called upon the farmers to come forward to undertake fruits plantation in their agriculture fields. He mentioned that sufficient amount will be provided to the farmers for undertaking plantation. Also proper marketing arrangements for fruits will be made and plantation will be carried out on government with people’s participation along the Narmada River.Chief Minister Chouhan said that treatment plants will be set up on the banks of Narmada. Muktidham (crematorium) will be constructed for last rites. CM appealed villagers not to dump pujan waste in Narmada river. He said that women going to Narmada river for bathing, will be provided changing rooms. He said that capital punishment should be given to accused involved in rape cases and the government will send a proposal in this regard to the union government.CM administered pledge to the citizens to keep Narmada River clean and pure raising their hands. While mentioning several objectives of development will be achieved through Narmada Seva Yatra he said that dreams of talented children to progress will come true at all cost. The state government has prepared a fund of Rs. 500 crore in this regard.